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Found spoiled Golden Horn s swan-
song when denying him victory in the
Breeders Cup Turf at Keeneland, yes-
Pacemaker Shining Copper blazed a
trail but his race was run with half a
mile still to travel, and Frankie Dettori
made his move on Derby and Arc hero
Golden Horn at that point.
However, Ryan Moore was sitting in
his slipstream on the Aidan O Brien-
trained Found and despite Golden Horn
battling hard once headed by the filly,
the winner stuck to her guns and
flashed past the post with a slender
Found had endured a luckless run
behind Golden Horn in the Arc, having
been second to John Gosden s colt in
the Irish Champion Stakes and occu-
pying the same position at Ascot on
O Brien said: "She s a very special
filly, when you think she has run in
two Champion Stakes and an Arc, and
"To do it all in a month is remarkable.
She was drawn badly in the Champion
Stakes (at Ascot), and although she
came out of it well, I thought the lads
decision to come here was a little bit
far fetched to be honest, but she didn t
have any luck in any of her races.
"I take my hat off to them for run-
"At the start of the season, I did
think she was the one for the Arc, but
today she has more than made up for
that and Ryan has given her a super
Coolmore partner Michael Tabor
said: "At the beginning of the season
Aidan was adamant this was our Arc
"She didn t get the rub of the green,
but with Aidan when he says something
it always comes right in the end.
"When Aidan says something even-
tually it will happen as he knows the
Dettori said of Golden Horn: "I was
happy where I was, but he couldn t
pick up on that ground, in fact he
laboured on it."
Gosden added: "It was too loose for
him, but full marks to the filly for beat-
ing us fair and square.
"I said to everyone beforehand that
after all the rain and three inches of it
it would be far from ideal and the win-
ner is bred to enjoy it more than us.
"Frankie said he was spinning his
wheels all the time, but he appears to
be bright after his race.
"It has been a long year and thank
God we have had a European one-two."
ST GEORGE'S---The Grenada
government has issued a con-
gratulatory message to Lewis
Hamilton for sealing his third
drivers world title last weekend
in the United States.
Hamilton s victory in the US
saw him draw level with racing
greats Sir Jackie Stewart and Ayr-
ton Senna as a three-time world
A government statement
quotes Prime Minister Dr Keith
Mitchell as saying "Hamilton has
cemented his place as one of the
best Formula One drivers in his-
tory, and we are very proud of
Meantime Minister for Sports,
Emmalin Pierre, says Hamilton
continues to make all Grenadians
proud with his victories, "as he
shows the possibilities for all per-
sons with focus and dedication
on the goals they intend to
achieve in life."
Hamilton, whose paternal
grand parent is Grenadian, is this
weekend competing in Mexico,
the first of his final three races
before the season ends.
MEXICO CITY---Once again,
Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamil-
ton for the pole position on a
Saturday. Beating his Mercedes
teammate to the checkered flag
on Sundays is proving to be far
Rosberg won his fourth straight
pole in qualifying for the Mexican
Grand Prix, showing the German
still has some fight in a rivalry
that has been simmering in the
Fight is about all Rosberg has
left over the final three races of
the season. Each of his three pre-
vious pole positions ended in
Hamilton s win last week at the
United States Grand was an espe-
cially bitter blow. He snatched
the lead from Rosberg with eight
laps to go and wrapped up his
third career season championship.
Rosberg stewed while Hamilton
celebrated. A postrace dustup
caught by television cameras saw
Hamilton toss Rosberg a sponsor s
cap and Rosberg throw it back,
nearly hitting Hamilton in the
Yesterday, Rosberg s best lap
of 1 minute, 19.480 seconds was
0.188 seconds faster than Hamil-
That left them sitting together
for the post-qualifying news con-
ference, where Hamilton seemed
more interested in checking his
mobile phone than listening to
his teammate s answers. Neither
driver wanted to rehash the
"It s always going to be a battle.
What s in the past is in the past,
and now we move forward," Ros-
"Same as he said," Hamilton
Hamilton has 10 wins this sea-
son and could still tie Sebastian
Vettel s season record of 13, set
with Red Bull in 2013.
Now driving for Ferrari, Vettel
qualified third for Sunday s race.
Red Bull, which ran strong through
the practice sessions, qualified
fourth and fifth with Daniil Kvyat
and Daniel Ricciardo.
Home country favorite Sergio
Perez of Force India will start
ninth. The partisan crowd cheered
his nickname "Checo" each time
Perez left pit lane or drove
between the two massive grand-
"This is a dream come true no
matter the outcome tomorrow,"
Perez said. "Today I was able to
bring some joy to all of the fans
who came to see me."
Formula One is back in Mexico
for the first time since 1992.
The drivers had a much easier
time in qualifying than Friday s
practice sessions when everyone
struggled to get used to the slick
new surface at the Autodromos
The circuit got a $50 million
boost for F1 s return, including
repaving to smooth out the old
bumpy ride on the course that
hosted grand prix races from
1963-1970 and 1986-1992.
It also was modified to soften
the notorious Peraltada turn that
was considered one of the most
dangerous in racing, the site of
some spectacular wrecks --- some
fatal --- and heart-pounding pass-
The track also features the
longest straight in Formula One,
where cars hit a blistering 226
mph (364 kph) in practice yes-
That s where the race will start
and Hamilton likes his chances
to beat Rosberg with a burst of
speed off the line. At the US
Grand Prix, Hamilton s aggressive
move in the first turn bumped
tires and forced Rosberg wide.
"One of the best places to start,
second or third. It s a long, long
way down to turn one. I m excit-
ed for tomorrow," Hamilton said.
Ferrari has been resurgent this
season after a dismal 2014. Vettel
has won three times, most
recently four races ago in Singa-
pore. He currently holds second
in the driver s standings, a mere
six points ahead of Rosberg.
A week ago in Texas, Vettel
was nipping at Rosberg s back
wheels at the finish line
"I tried everything (in quali-
fying). In the end they were just
a sniff too quick," Vettel said.
"We ll see what happens tomor-
Rosberg takes pole
for first Mexican
Grand Prix since 1992
Found denies Golden Horn
Found (No 9), ridden by Ryan Moore wins the Breeders' Cup Turf ahead of
Golden Horn (No 1), yesterday in Keeneland.
Grenada government praises
Hamilton for winning world title
Lewis Hamilton... sealed his third drivers' world title last weekend in
the United States.
Legatissimo had to settle for sec-
ond as Stephanie s Kitten went one
better than 12 months ago to win
the Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf
at Keeneland, yesterday.
Winner of the 1000 Guineas, Nas-
sau Stakes and Matron Stakes,
Legatissimo was strongly fancied to
add another top-level prize to her
seasonal haul, but had a blip on leav-
ing the stalls as she appeared to stum-
Quite keen as well from there as
she got a position on the rail, Ryan
Moore had to get to work before the
home straight on David Wachman s
runner, having to switch wide to make
The winner, meanwhile, raced in
last for Irad Ortiz Jr and had a terrific
ground-saving passage on the inside
of runners on Chad Brown s victor.
Coming from behind Legatissimo
she had the better acceleration and
enough in the tank to see it out, with
Freddy Head s Queen s Jewel running
a remarkable race to finish third, hav-
ing lost her position at one stage.
Wachman said: "It s just been a
long year, she has run well, but there
are no excuses."
Head said of Queen s Jewel: "I am
very happy, because she has run well
and finished her race well, although
she appeared to lose her action a bit
on the final turn, which made her
"At this stage I do not know
whether she will remain in training."
The Ralph Beckett-trained Secret
Gesture led until the business end,
where she faded.
Beckett said: "That was just not
Kitten purrs to deny Euros
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