Thursday, October 31 2013


Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and Marathon Report Thurs Oct 31


$1 Million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Grade I) 3-Year-Olds & Up 1 Mile
$500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon (Grade II) 3-Year-Olds & Up 1 3/4 Miles

Bob Baffert (Fed Biz, Dirt Mile) – The Giant’s Causeway colt Fed Biz, coming off an August victory in Del Mar’s 7f Pat O’Brien Stakes, is one of the shorter-priced horses among the dozen slated for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Friday. On Thursday morning at 8, he did his last bit of leg stretching for the main track test.





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Breeders’ Cup Sprint,Turf Sprint and Filly & Mare Sprint - Notes Oct. 31


$1.5 Million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Grade I) 3-Year-Olds & Up 6 Furlongs
$1 Million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Grade I) 3-Year-Olds & Up Fillies & Mares 7 Furlongs
$1 Million Geico Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Grade I) 3-Year-Olds & Up About 6 ½ Furlongs (Turf)





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Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Thu 10/31


Alterite – Trainer Chad Brown said he is feeling good about the way Martin Schwartz’ French-bred filly Alterite is approaching Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

“She needs to continue to move forward. She’s been moving forward in every start for me. I hope she has one more forward move in her,” Brown said. “She’s running back on short rest when compared to my overall program. My normal protocol wouldn’t be running back in 21 days. It’s the Breeders’ Cup; there’s more to gain than to lose.





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Breeders’ Cup Turf notes Thurs., Oct. 31


Big Blue Kitten/Real Solution – Trainer Chad Brown’s pair of stakes winners sired by Kitten’s Joy, Big Blue Kitten and Real Solution, galloped Thursday morning. Brown said he is happy with the way they are coming up to the race.

The two-time Breeders’ Cup winning trainer said the bottom line for his Turf runners is that they have to be very good Saturday.





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Breeders’ Cup Distaff notes Thurs. Oct. 31


Authenticity/Princess of Sylmar – King of Prussia Stable’s Princess of Sylmar galloped Thursday morning in advance of her bid to win her ninth race in 10 starts in Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

The 3yo filly’s lone loss since last November came in a distant second-place finish behind Close Hatches in the Gazelle at Belmont last April.





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Breeders’ Cup European Report Thurs., Oct. 31


Breeders’ Cup Classic

Ireland’s standard bearer for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Declaration of War made his first appearance on the track at Santa Anita, and cantered once Santa Anita’s main track Thursday morning along with the other four horses from the Aidan O’Brien stable. The 4yo looked well, and rider Dean Gallagher reported that all was “OK” ahead of his run in Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.





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Breeders’ Cup Mile notes Thurs. Oct. 31


Cristoforo Colombo – see European report

He Be Fire N Ice – A 5yo gray son of Unusual Heat, He Be Fire N Ice galloped 1 1/4m at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at Santa Anita, having made the cross-town van ride from Hollywood Park on Wednesday.





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Breeders’ Cup Classic notes Thurs. Oct. 31


Declaration of War – see European report

Flat Out/Ron the Greek – Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott announced Thursday morning that Ron the Greek has a quarter in crack his right front foot that will prevent him from competing in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.





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Wednesday, October 30 2013


Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Turf Sprint and Filly&Mare Sprint notes Wed. Oct. 30


Sprint Races Report
Races listed to be run on
Saturday, November 2

$1.5 Million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Grade I) 3-Year-Olds & Up 6 Furlongs
$1 Million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Grade I) 3-Year-Olds & Up Fillies & Mares 7 Furlongs
$1 Million Geico Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Grade I) 3-Year-Olds & Up About 6 ½ Furlongs (Turf)





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Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and Breeders’ Cup Marathon notes Wed 10/30


$1 Million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Grade I) 3-Year-Olds & Up 1 Mile
$500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon (Grade II) 3-Year-Olds & Up 1 3/4 Miles


Bob Baffert (Fed Biz, Dirt Mile) – The 4yo colt Fed Biz galloped at the Santa Anita Wednesday morning as trainer Bob Baffert looked on from the track’s apron. The Hall of Fame conditioner liked what he saw.





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Breeders’ Cup Mile notes Wed. Oct. 30


Cristoforo Colombo – see European report

He Be Fire N Ice – Early Wednesday morning He Be Fire N Ice, a 5yo son of Unusual Heat galloped 1 1/4 miles at Hollywood Park and then took a cross-L.A. van ride from Inglewood to Arcadia and the stable of trainer John Sadler.





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Breeders’ Cup 2-Year-Old races notes Wed. Oct. 30


To be run Friday, November 1
$1 Million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade I) 2-Year-Old Colts & Geldings 1 Mile (Turf)
$1 Million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Grade I) 2-Year-Old Fillies 1 Mile (Turf)

To be run Saturday, November 2
$2 Million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) 2-Year-Old Colts & Geldings 1 1/16 Miles
$2 Million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) 2-Year-Old Fillies 1 1/16 Miles





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