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Breeders' Cup Video Flashback: 2001 Classic

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The other day I wrote about Arc winners and their success at the Breeders' Cup, or lack thereof, so it's probably fitting that today we take a look back at the 2001 Classic won by Tiznow by a nose over Arc winner Sakhee.  The 2001 Classic, which took place less than two months after 9/11, saw Tiznow head to the starting gate as the defending champion and a tepid 7/1 shot on the tote board.  After stalking a good pace set by Orientate and Albert the Great, Tiznow saw Sakhee pass him to his outside to grab the lead at the top of the stretch and at that point it looked like the Arc/Breeders' Cup jinx would see it's final days.  But Tiznow, under a confident ride by jockey Chris McCarron, had enough left in the tank to move by Frankie Dettori and the Goldolphin colt to become the first back-to-back Classic winner in Breeders' Cup history.