Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Breeders' Cup is Here

I wait all year long for this weekend - the Breeder's Cup - and this year's version at Santa Anita is no exception.

You can download the official program here.

The races start late on Friday afternoon (you can see them live on the NBC Sports Network both days but NBC will be airing the Classic on Saturday night in prime time) with the juvenilles racing first.  The two-year-old colt race will be a great one to watch even with the scratch of undefeated Maxfield yesterday.  My favorite for that race is still Dennis' Moment and if he wins, it would ensure him of an Eclipse Award for top two-year-old colt. Isn't he cute?

 The old favorites will be front and center from this past season:  War of Will in the Classic, Omaha Beach in the Dirt Mile (my favorite to win as well), McKinsey in the Classic, and my favorite to win it all, Code of Honor.  Top three-year-old honors will go to whomever has the best outing - Code of Honor, War of Will (if he should win), or even Omaha Beach if he should win.  Maximum Security is absent unfortunately but back in training and winning against the older horses.  He is still in the running for year-end honors.

If you can't be there you can always dress like you were there and I love the products Rebecca Ray has produced for Santa Anita and next year's races at Keeneland.  These will make great holiday gifts. You can see her collection here.

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