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17-1 longshot Singletary wins Mile

Sun., Oct . 31, 2004

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Singletary, a 4-year-old colt named for former Chicago Bears linebacker Mike Singletary, broke away from the back at the top of the stretch and won the Breeders’ Cup Mile on Saturday, setting off a boisterous celebration.

 

The 17-1 long shot bought for $3,200 by an unheralded group of 13 owners was ridden by David Flores, a winner with his only mount of the day.

 

Flores took Singletary from fourth to the lead coming off the final turn. He was ahead by about a length when Antonius Pius made a late move, only to fall a half-length short.

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