Agence France-PresseNovember 2, 2013 19:47
New Year's Day won the $2 million, 1 1/6-mile Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Saturday with a dramatic strech run on the rail that carried him past Havana.
The colt, ridden by Martin Garcia, provided a much-needed lift for trainer Bob Baffert, whose afternoon started with a fatal injury to Secret Compass in the first race of the day, the Juvenile Fillies.
"This business is so hard," Baffert said. "One minute I've lost a great filly, and now this."
New Year's Day was well off the early pace set by Conquest Titan, Rum Point, Strong Mandate and Havana.