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2022 Breeders’ Cup Turf Replay | Rebel’s Romance Still Perfect On Grass
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2022 Breeders’ Cup Turf Replay | Rebel’s Romance Still Perfect On Grass

The Racing Dudes react to Rebel’s Romance winning the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) at Keeneland to remain perfect in 5 starts on grass. Watch the replay for the Racing Dudes’ INSTANT reactions, then tell us YOUR thoughts in the Comments section!

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The track press release:

Godolphin’s Rebel’s Romance (IRE) ($13.92) stormed to the lead at the eighth pole and drew off for a 2 ¼-length victory in the 39th running of the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) for 3-year-olds and up Saturday afternoon at Keeneland.

The victory was a record fourth for the weekend for Godolphin, which previously won the Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) with Cody’s Wish, the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) presented by PDJF and Friday’s Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1) wit Mischief Magic (IRE).

Trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by James Doyle, Rebel’s Romance completed the 1 1/2 miles on a firm course in a course-record 2:26.35. The victory was the first in the World Championships for Doyle.

For Appleby, it was his third winner of the weekend and second in a row in the Turf coming on the heels of the victory by Yibir (GB) last year at Del Mar.

Bye Bye Melvin set the pace while being hounded by Channel Maker through fractions of :24.91, :49.42 and 1:14.15 as Rebel’s Romance raced in between horses in midpack.

On the far turn, Doyle tipped Rebel’s Romance to the outside and began picking off horses to enter the stretch in the clear and full of run. Rebel’s Romance took over at midstretch and was not threatened in the run to the wire.

Stone Age (IRE) saved second by three-quarters of a length over War Like Goddess who finished a neck ahead of Mishriff (IRE).

The victory was worth $2,080,000 and increased his earnings to $2,934,610 with a record of 12-9-0-0.

Rebel’s Romance is a 4-year-old son of Dubawi out of the Street Cry mare Minidress.