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Hopes and dreams carried Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis far.

He had grown up poor on a farm in San Carlos, Panama and was determined to change that for himself and his family when he left his homeland for South Florida in 1982. He can still remember the tears his mother, Isabelle, shed the day he left.

Jerry Bailey won seven Eclipse Awards, 15 Breeders' Cup races and six Triple Crown events during his Hall of Fame riding career, yet he has no hesitation in narrowing down the biggest upset of his career. 

There are racehorses, and then there are racehorses, the ones who seem born with an innate desire to excel in competition and outrun opponents no matter the distance, conditions, or level of competition.

There can no doubting that the great Miesque was a racehorse in the truest sense.

For the most part, the great American-based fillies and mares of the last few decades were stars who beat the boys in Triple Crown races or major Grade 1 stakes on dirt.

One of the exceptions was Tepin.

The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships marks the 35th year the best Thoroughbreds in North America meet up to compete in races that usually determine divisional championships at the Eclipse Awards.

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