Thursday, November 01 2012
$2 Million Breeders’ Cup Mile (Grade I)
Animal Kingdom – Team Valor International’s Animal Kingdom galloped 1m under exercise rider David Nava Wednesday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for a return from an eight-month layoff in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile.
Assistant Alice Clapham supervised the morning activity while trainer Graham Motion was en route from his Fair Hill Training Center base in Maryland to Santa Anita. The 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, who has recovered from a pelvis fracture detected following an allowance turf victory at Gulfstream on Feb. 18, is sending the signal that he’s ready to get back in action.
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