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Breeders Cup: Secret Circle Wins Juvenile Sprint

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Rafael Bejarano riding Secret Circle (6) races past Garrett Gomez riding Shumoos (5) during the Juvenile Sprint race at the Breeders' Cup horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) | AP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Secret Circle won the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint on Friday, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his eighth win in the world championships.

Secret Circle is 3 for 3, beating the filly Shumoos by one length in the inaugural running of the stakes for 2-year-olds.

The Juvenile Sprint was the first of 15 Breeders' Cup races over Friday and Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Baffert ranks third in Breeders' Cup victories behind D. Wayne Lukas and Shug McGaughey. Secret Circle is owned by Karl Watson, Paul Weitman and longtime Baffert friend and client Mike Pegram.

Rafael Bejarano was aboard as Secret Circle prevailed despite bearing to the outside in the stretch.

Secret Circle paid $2.80 to win as the 2-5 favorite. The time was 1:10.52 for the six furlongs on the fast track.

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