10/09/2011 3:48PM

Santa Anita: No Breeders’ Cup for Ruler of Dubai


Ruler of Dubai, who finished third in the Grade 1 Norfolk Stakes for 2-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles on Oct. 1, will not start in the BC Juvenile at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5, trainer George Papaprodromou said on Sunday.

Papaprodromou said Ruler of Dubai is being considered for the $100,000 California Cup Juvenile for statebreds on Oct. 29 or the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot on Nov. 16. Both races are over 1 1/16 miles.

“The Breeders’ Cup is out of the question,” Papaprodromou said. “My mind is on the Delta race or the Cal Cup. It might be both, but I don’t think so.”