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A day of joy and sorrow

Updated: November 3, 2013, 12:25 AM ET
By Bob Ehalt

Emotions are never in short supply at an event like the Breeders' Cup.

Saturday, in the 30th edition of horse racing's world championships, the highs and lows of human life may have converged as powerfully as they ever have on the sport's grand stage.

In the day's very first Breeders' Cup race, the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Secret Compass suffered a fatal leg fracture, tossing Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez to the ground. Initial thoughts were that ...

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