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Twitter Roundup: Industry Reacts To Breeders’ Cup Screw-Up

Kenny McPeek, trainer of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile second-place finisher Tiz The Bomb, reacts to the unusual circumstances in Friday’s race

Modern Games' victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf was met with loud boos and social media derision, a circumstance that had little to do with the horse or his racing connections (Godolphin, Charlie Appleby, and William Buick).

The issue was that the 2-year-old colt was running as a non-wagering interest, for purse money only, since he had been prematurely scratched by the Breeders' Cup veterinary team due to a starting gate incident.

More details on that scratch and the California Horse Racing Board's reasoning is available here.

Some of the best Twitter reactions to the incident and Modern Games' subsequent victory are below:

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