2011 Breeders Cup Results: Drosselmeyer Wins At Churchill Downs

After two days of racing at Churchill Downs, the main event arrived as 12 of the top three-year-olds were called to the post for the 2011 Breeders Cup Classic. The race pit a few familiar names against each other again, with Stay Thirsty, Uncle Mo and Ruler on Ice -- all competitors in at least on Triple Crown race this year -- were in the field.

Flat Out entered the gates as the favorite, going off at 7-2 odds. Havre de Grace was bet down to 4-1 at the time of post. The filly was followed closely by Uncle Mo and So You Think, who each headed to the post with the second-best odds at 5-1.

The field made it into the gates without incident and the $5 million Breeders Cup Classic got underway at Churchill Downs. Uncle Mo bust from the outside and Game On Dude took the lead from the inside, leading the field down the front stretch. As they hit the first turn, it was Game on Dude, Uncle Mo, So You Think and Stay Thirsty leading the way into the back-stretch.

Game On Dude held the rail as they came to the final turn, with Uncle Mo breaking from the outside along with To Honor and Serve. As they came down the stretch, So You Think got a run down the inside, with Game On Dude surging. But out of nowhere, Drosselmeyer came on in a shocker, coming out of nowhere down the stretch to take it at the wire.

Game on Dude was second and Ruler on Ice finished in third.

Be sure to stay tuned to our storystream for updates throughout the final day of racing. The SB Nation blog, And Down The Stretch They Come, has the field covered from top to bottom. If you're new to the Breeders' Cup and want to know more about the event, check out A Beginner's Guide to the Breeders' Cup.

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