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Hurricane Sandy scrambles Breeders' Cup plans

Updated: October 29, 2012, 9:17 PM ET
Associated Press

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Hurricane Sandy scrambled the travel plans of East Coast-based horses and trainers heading to the Breeders' Cup this weekend at Santa Anita.

Seventeen horses arrived Monday morning following a flight that left Newburgh, N.Y., at 1 a.m., eight hours earlier than initially scheduled to avoid the rain and high wind. The airport also was a last-minute change, replacing Islip on Long Island that was more directly in the path of the storm.

The contingent included the ...

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