LOPE Y FERNANDEZ brilliant third in G1 Breeders' Cup Mile

Three-year-old LOPE Y FERNANDEZ contributed to an already incredibly successful year of his sire when he booked a brilliant third place finish in the $2Mio G1 Breeders' Cup Mile at Keeneland today. Ridden by Frankie Dettori, who gave the Aidan O'Brien trained colt a ground saving trip along the inside rails, LOPE Y FERNANDEZ came from the back of the pack, weaved his way through the field with a tremendous late run and clocked in only half a length behind the winner. With Aunt Pearl's win in yesterday's BC Juvenile Fillies Turf, this year's Breeders' Cup meeting proved LOPE DE VEGA's most successful yet.