Cozzene avenged his 1984 defeat in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Mile, charging by 18-to-1 long shot Al Mamoon near the eighth-mile pole today en route to a two-length victory worth $450,000.
Palace Music, a French colt, finished a nose in front of Al Mamoon for second place but was disqualified and placed ninth for impeding two horses in the stretch.
Cozzene, a 5-year-old trained by Jan Nerud, covered a mile on the turf in 1:35, defeating a formidable field of six European and seven American challengers.
Jockey Angel Cordero Jr. rushed Al Mamoon to the lead, and he maintained it into the stretch despite slight outside pressure from Britain's Shadeed. Cozzene (7-to-2), three-wide in third place approaching the turn, blew past Shadeed and was whipped five times by jockey Walter Guerra as he overtook Al Mamoon.
Rousillon, the 3-to-1 favorite from England who was undefeated this year, broke last from the gate, advanced quickly along the backstretch to fourth place, swung wide into the stretch and was shut off by Palace Music, finishing eighth.
Distaff: Wayne Lukas had been touting his filly Lady's Secret as a candidate for the horse of the year title before, but when her eight-race winning streak was snapped, the trainer didn't mind too much.
Another member of Lukas' powerful three-horse entry, Life's Magic, rallied to beat her more illustrious stablemate by 6 1/4 lengths in the Breeders' Cup Distaff. Dontstop Themusic was third after encountering a great deal of trouble, and Lukas' other filly, Alabama Nana, was fourth.
Sprint: In one of the most powerful performances of the day, Precisionist ran six furlongs in 1:08 2/5 to win.
The California colt got a fine training job from Ross Fenstermaker, who brought him into the race after a four-month absence from competition, and a perfect ride from jockey Chris McCarron.
Precisionist was in third place, in good position, as Mt. Livermore and Smile battled through a half-mile in 44 4/5 seconds. In the stretch, he swung outside the leaders and wore down Smile by a length, missing Aqueduct's track record by one-fifth of a second. Although he had not won another sprint this year, having competed at longer distances in the West, he probably clinched an Eclipse Award with his victory.
Juvenile: Tasso rallied strongly through the stretch and caught Storm Cat in the final stride to win.
Jockey Laffit Pincay made the kind of powerful finish that is his trademark. Tasso won by a nose, covering the mile in an undistinguished 1:36 1/5. The leaders were 1 3/4 lengths ahead of third-place Scat Dancer, and Mogambo weakened to be fifth.
Juvenile Fillies: The question entering this race wasn't whether Lukas would saddle a winner, but which of his three-horse entry it would be.
It was Twilight Ridge -- the least established of the trio, favored at 3 to 5 -- who gradually advanced from fifth place on the outside, passed Silent Account with just more than a half-mile remaining and easily held off stablemate Family Style to win by a length.
Twilight Ridge had never run farther than 6 1/2 furlongs in three races. But under jockey Jorge Velasquez, she covered a mile in 1:35 4/5, two-fifths of a second faster than 2-year-old males in the preceding race.