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My Breeders' Cup: No Higher Stakes

Paulick Report

There couldn’t have been more on the line for Arthur Hancock III heading into the 1989 Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Not only would second place likely fall short of saving his troubled farm and his family’s financial future, but his colt was matched against a foe with connections that represented a personal rivalry.

Such a backdrop created drama of the highest order, and the race delivered once-in-a-lifetime tension, not to mention a fantastic finish.

Scott Jagow has the story in this edition of My Breeders’ Cup.