Breeders' Cup Flashback: Desert Code
"A trio of races was added to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2008. Among them was the Turf Sprint, a dash to be held on the unique downhill turf course at Santa Anita. The race posed as rather unknown territory for many bettors and fans, but with a purse of $1 million and a full field of fourteen, it was certain to be a thrilling event.
Favoritism landed on the Irish-bred filly Fleeting Spirit, but even she loaded into the starting gate at lukewarm odds of 4-1. Of the fourteen Thoroughbreds in the race, nine were sent off at double-digit odds. Among those nine was Desert Code. . ."
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