October 23, 2014
Tough Customer, who was first on the also-eligible/preference list to get into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, will pass the race even if he gets in, trainer Wayne Catalano confirmed Thursday morning.
Blue Dancer, who won the $75,000 Ascot Graduation by a nose over Lord Rosberg on Oct. 13 at Hastings, will be taking an extreme jump up in class when he makes his next start in the Grade 1, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.
October 22, 2014
Wednesday proved to be another slow day on the Breeders’ Cup workout front, with the monotony of the long morning finally broken when Private Prospect came out after the second renovation break to work six furlongs for the Juvenile.
Among them, trainers Bob Baffert, D. Wayne Lukas, and Todd Pletcher have combined to win a third of the first 30 runnings of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. So, it’s only apropos that trio has nearly a third of the 2-year-olds pre-entered for the $2 ...
October 21, 2014
One Lucky Dane, who is expected to join his Bob Baffert-trained stablemate American Pharoah in the Juvenile, was the only potential Breeders’ Cup starter to work at Santa Anita, going six furlongs in company with jockey Rafael Bejarano aboard.
October 20, 2014
On the morning that pre-entries were due for the Breeders’ Cup, American Pharoah gave every indication that he remains the horse to beat in the $2 million Juvenile with a five-furlong work Monday timed by Santa Anita clockers in 58.60 seconds.
October 15, 2014
After watching Upstart finish second in the Grade 1 Champagne at Belmont Park on Oct. 4, trainer Rick Violette wasn’t rushing to his nearest travel agent to book a trip to Southern California for the Breeders’ Cup.
October 14, 2014
American Pharoah, trainer Bob Baffert’s leading 2-year-old, worked six furlongs in 1:11.80 on Tuesday at Santa Anita, preparing for the BC Juvenile on Nov. 1.
October 08, 2014
Among a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile field that will include a $1.6 million purchase and several others that brought six figures at auction, there is Texas Red, a son of Afleet Alex who sold for a mere $17,000.
October 06, 2014
The landscape of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile field changed over the weekend, but one thing that remained the same is trainers Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher will once again be front and center in the $2 million race.