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Godolphin at the double as Wuheida and Talismanic strike

• Godolphin take Filly & Mare Turf and Breeders’ Cup Turf
• Gun Runner’s stamina triumphs in Classic as Arrogate disappoints

After a year marked by internal problems on one side of the running rail and a shortage of star performers on the other, Godolphin brought its season to a close with a flourish in California on Saturday night, as the royal blue silks completed a double with Wuheida in the Filly & Mare Turf and Talismanic, from André Fabre’s yard in Chantilly, in the $4m Breeders’ Cup Turf.

Talismanic stayed on strongly in the straight to overhaul the local favourite Beach Patrol and give Mickael Barzalona his first Breeders’ Cup victory. Fabre, who famously saddled Arcangues to win the Classic at 133-1 in 1993, registered his fifth success at the meeting.

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