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Tepin wins $2M Mile at Breeders’ Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Tepin beat a strong international field to win the $2 million Mile at the Breeders’ Cup.

She did it decisively, opening up a commanding lead at the top of the stretch before finishing 2 1/4 ahead of Ireland-bred Mondialiste.

The 4-year-old mare gave trainer Mark Casse his second win in this year’s Cup. Tepin ran the distance in 1:36.69 under Julien Leparoux and paid $11.80, $5.20 and $4 at 9-2 odds.

The victory capped a season in which Tepin won five of seven starts, including three Grade 1 victories.

Mondialiste returned $13.60 and $8.20, while Grand Arch paid $6.20 to show.

Britain-bred Make Believe, the 5-2 favorite, finished fifth.