Wednesday, October 31 2012

$5 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic

Breeders' Cup World Championships, Nov. 2-3

$5 Million Breeders' Cup Classic (Grade I)
World Championships
Three-Year-Olds & Up
1 1/4 Miles

Alpha – Travers winner Alpha was schooled in the starting gate Tuesday morning during his morning activities at Santa Anita Park in preparation for a start in Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.

“We backed him up to the backside, he galloped a mile and went back to the starting gate, where he stood and backed out beautifully. Then, he galloped back to the frontside and went home,” trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. “Sometimes he gets a little temper in there, but he schools great every day. I just wanted the gate crew to see that he’s a good boy.”

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