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Unbeaten Flightline runs away to Breeders' Cup Classic win

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Flavien Prat rides Flightline to victory during the Breeders' Cup Classic race at the Keenelend Race Course, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Unbeaten Flightline posted another dominating run, overtaking Life Is Good entering the top of the stretch and pulling away to an 8¼ -length victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland, all but locking up honors as Horse of the Year.

The 4-year-old bay colt entered 5-0 lifetime with an average victory margin of nearly 13 lengths, and went off as the 2-5 favorite over the eight-horse field. Flightline established himself as among the
pacesetters, running within reach of Life Is Good before passing him and pulling away to another easy win.

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