10/24/2013 1:04PM

Column Companion: The BC Pre-entries

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Here's your annual Breeders' Cup pre-entries cheat sheet, an at-a-glance summary of the preliminary lineups for the 14 races and the records of the 172 horses pre-entered for them. This chart is the source for today's column (click here) on the leaders and combined stats of the entire pre-entered group. 

The table should be self-explanatory. The "HWL" column header stands for "Highest Winning Level," referring to the top level of race won by each horse.

Entrants' records are listed under their first-preference race only. A list of second-preference pre-entrants, where applicable, is at the bottom of each race. The number(s) following the name of each race refers to the number of 1st and 2nd preference pre-entries for that race, e.g. "Juve Turf (14/4) means there were 14 first-preference entries to the Juvenile Turf and another 4 horses were entered with first preference in another race and second preference for the Juvenile Turf.

As all data was entered by hand from the past performances by a single artisanal spreadsheet craftsman (me), please feel free to bring any typographical errors to my attention and I'll fix them. Enjoy.

 

 

Mike Puder-Ramirez More than 1 year ago
Caracirtado to win the Turf Sprint.
Bob Cordaro More than 1 year ago
Great work, Steve. Thank you.
Don Reed More than 1 year ago
Hi, Steve. Read and bounce! Remember Big Brown's Belmont Stakes victory that never was, the plumbing going haywire, & especially, the trouble you had with your communications? Friday Nov. 1 BC Day One looks like much the same, although it isn't a one-race focus and there's no overwhelming favorite like BB in any of the races (as far as I can tell). In fact, it looks even worse than on June 7th, 2008 (which also was the day that Hilary Clinton threw in the towel, to Obama. No one has been able to pin that one on Dutrow). Not that today, Tuesday, 10/29/13 isn't much better, but that's another story. Good luck on both days and especially on Friday, toss the favorites with abandon. I don't even think, on that particular day, they will be any good even for 2nd. Don .
Debbie Poggensee-Cherney More than 1 year ago
Unless I missed it, I am still waiting to get the results from the travers investigation. There wasn't a doubt that the jock used a device. Are they going to push it under the rug and wait until we all forget. That was a black eye and it needs to be resolved and the jock needs to be banned for life.

[Yes, you missed it, and you might consider Googling malicious allegations before repeating them. The investigation completely disproved the disgraceful and completely untrue charge. -SC]

NotToddster More than 1 year ago
I love your cheat sheet. Thank you.
Jeff More than 1 year ago
There ought to be a rule that no horse can run in the BC without having won at least one time.
Lefty More than 1 year ago
Not sure what happened to my first posting but oh well. Anyway, I dig the article and I like Smarty's Echo in the 8th! He has a chance to be pretty good imo.
Lefty More than 1 year ago
As all data was entered by hand from the past performances by a single artisanal spreadsheet craftsman (me), please feel free to bring any typographical errors to my attention and I'll fix them. Enjoy. Usually, never that critical and truth be told this is impressive. And if you want a bit of handicapping, I like Smarty's Echo, he might have a chance at being a pretty good horse. A good start towards that would be winning the 8th race on Nov 2nd
Sinatra Jeter More than 1 year ago
Thanks Steve, I'll be coping and pasting with your cheat sheets but I have to tell you that you have left out a coupe of important factors.
liberalsuck123 . More than 1 year ago
Love it..and thanks great one
Bruce Eckhoff More than 1 year ago
love the moniker