Saturday, November 02 2013
Quotes for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies
Javier Castellano (jockey, Ria Antonia, finished 2nd and placed 1st) – “I had gotten by Gary (Stevens) but when he came in to me, he bumped me off stride.”
Jeremiah Englehart (trainer, Ria Antonia, 2nd and placed 1st) –“Javier (jockey Castellano) says she got bumped right before she was going to go by. It’s right there; you can see it on the replay. After that, you have to take the horse down. If that horse changes course and doesn’t make contact, you say, ok, leave it up. But once you make contact it has to come down.”
Friday, November 01 2013
Quotes for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff
Richard Mandella (trainer, Beholder, 1st) – “We trained her this way (to run from off the pace.) We’ve just never had to use it before. She’s so naturally fast, you don’t have to train that into her and she’s made the lead so easily in many of her races. Today, she had to come from off of it and she did it – and boy do I love it. I’ve been lucky enough to have many good mares in my years of training, but this mare might have to be the best of all.”
Quotes for the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf
Richard Hughes (jockey, Chriselliam, 1st) – “She’s one of the best fillies I’ve ridden and she proved it today. She had no problem adapting to the firm turf and had a nice rhythm going down the backstretch. I won a Group I (Shadwell Fillies Mile) with her the first time I got on her at Newmarket. The trainer asked me to gallop her after that and I told him after the gallop, that if I hadn’t ridden her before, I would have never thought she would get a mile because she had so much speed. This is one of biggest wins of my career. It’s a pity my family couldn’t have been here.”
Quotes for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
Rafael Bejarano (jockey, Goldencents, 1st) – “I wasn’t worried at all (about the fast fractions) because I know how good this horse has trained. He broke so good from the gate, but the six horse (Broadway Empire) wanted to go the lead and put pressure on me. I made sure (my horse) got clear and then at the three-eighths pole, I knew what he would do.”
Quotes for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf
Mike Smith (jockey, Outstrip, 1st) – “The trip was really good. I managed to get covered up, just make my way, and follow the right horses. I was following two of the greatest turf riders here in America, Gary Stevens and Corey Nakatani. They showed me a great way to go, and it really worked out for me.”
Quotes for the Breeders’ Cup Marathon
Mikael Magnusson (assistant to trainer Jo Hughes, London Bridge, 1st) – “This is absolutely fantastic. It’s been our plan all along. We sold the horse prior to this race and he will now go and race in Australia.”
Thursday, October 31 2013
2-Year-Old Races Report Thursday, October 31
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.