Curlin (Charles Pravata-Horsephotos)

Bucketing rain turned the racing surface for the Breeder’s Cup Championship event at Monmouth Park into something resembling more of a swimming pool than a racetrack, and the results unfortunately reflected the lack of predictability that inevitably emerges in these conditions.

The first major upsets occurred when Dylan Thomas, a four-time Group 1 winner this season, and the outstanding Champion of Europe, failed to get a place in the major Turf event, while the Classic itself, billed as one of the races of the decade, turned into very much a procession for CURLIN, who obviously adapted best to the conditions, but who had been comfortably bested by the likes of Street Sense and Any Given Saturday in earlier encounters.

Green%20Camera%20Link%20Sml.jpgWatch the Breeder’s Cup Classic (Gr1) 2007.

Green%20Camera%20Link%20Sml.jpgGet a spectator’s view from Monmouth Park grandstand.