Green Gratto springs 24-1 upset in Big A’s Fall Highweight (The Associated Press)

Green Gratto pulled a 24-1 upset in the $250,000 Fall Highweight Handicap, the Thanksgiving feature at Aqueduct. The longest shot in the seven-horse field set the pace under Kendrick Carmouche and held off the late charge from Palace by a head. Wheeling back on only seven days of rest, Green Gratto beat a deep field that included defending champion Salutos Amigos and La Verdad, runner up in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint last month at Keeneland.

The Pizza Man delivers win in Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar (The Associated Press)

The Pizza Man delivered a two-length victory in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup on Thursday at Del Mar. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, The Pizza Man ran 1 1/2 miles in 2:31.75 and paid $4.20, $2.80 and $2.60 as the even-money favorite. Big John B returned $3.80 and $3.80, while 50-1 shot Power Foot was another half-length back in third and paid $13.20 to show.

Brown gets a rig instead of a gelding in Southwell auction

HE WAS listed as a gelding but all was not as it seemed as far as Thursday’s Southwell seller winner Ginger Joe was concerned as, after being knocked down to David Brown for 9,500gns, it was discovered he is, in fact, a rig.