ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Bayern won the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic by a nose, surviving a stewards' inquiry prompted by multiple horses bumping near the start of the race.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert had to wait, along with a crowd of 61,114 at Santa Anita on Saturday, to confirm that he had finally won North America's richest race after failing in 12 previous tries.
Bayern ran 1 1/4 miles in 1:59.88 and paid $14.20, $8 and $5.20 at 6-1 odds.
Toast of New York returned $18 and $10.80. Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome was another neck back in third and paid $5.40 to show.
Shared Belief, the 5-2 favorite, finished fourth, ending his undefeated streak at seven.
The inquiry involved the first four finishers.