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The Breeders' Cup statue at Santa Anita Park

World Championships
Breeders' Cup Workouts

Date: 10/30/2012

Training hours on Tuesday were typical for Southern California in November, with clear skies, a light wind, and temperatures in the 50's rapidly climbing to the 80's, with fast main and training tracks and firm turf.

Here are photos for 69 of the horses on the track Tuesday morning. Click the small picture to see a larger version.

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Almudena galloped on the main track in preparation for the Marathon.
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Alpha schooled in the starting gate then jogged. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said of the Classic entrant, "We backed him up to the backside, he galloped a mile and went back to the starting gate, where he stood and backed out beautifully. Then, he galloped back to the frontside and went home. Sometimes he gets a little temper in there, but he schools great every day. I just wanted the gate crew to see that he's a good boy."
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Animal Kingdom galloped 1 1/2 miles then schooled in the paddock under exercise rider David Nava. Alice Clapham, assistant to trainer Graham Motion said of the Mile contender, "He handled everything well. He knows he's going to run. He's pretty happy with himself."
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Artigiano went a couple of laps of the training track for trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni before stretching out a bit more on the main track. He goes in the Juvenile Turf.
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Atigun went out for a gallop on Tuesday in preparation for the Marathon.
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Awesome Feather shipped in Monday ahead of Hurricane Sandy and jogged at Santa Anita on Tuesday. Trainer Chad Brown said, "What we're in the horse racing game for is a race like this. We're just happy to be part of this. There are several horses in the race that could win if they bring their ‘A' game."
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Brown Almighty went to the turf for a 1 mile gallop. Jockey Kent Desormeaux, who will be riding Brown Almighty for the first time Saturday, let the colt open up a bit down the lane. Trainer Tim Ice said of his Juvenile Turf hope, "He's in (trainer Richard) Mandella's barn. He looks great, he ate up and he went out Monday morning on the main track."
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Calidoscopio went out for a gallop on Tuesday in preparation for the Marathon.
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California Flag jogged on the training track two days after a 4f workout in 46 1/5 that was the fastest of four on the day. Trainer Brian Koriner said of the inside post for the Turf Sprint, "It doesn't bother me that much. He's won from post three twice, and that's only two spots over. Now we don't have to worry about getting pinched, or if he doesn't break right getting run over. There's only one horse to his outside and he'll be fine. It's no big deal and it might even work out to his advantage."
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Ceiling Kitty took a while to get used to her new surroundings and with the assistance of a pony did a circuit of the dirt track before returning to the barn. She goes in the Juvenile Sprint for trainer Tom Dascombe.
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Cogito galloped 1 1/4 miles on the main track under exercise rider Beto Gomez. Trainer Doug O'Neill said of the Turf entrant, "I'm really pumped about him. He's a distance turf horse, real laid back with a good mind. And he drew really well (post six)."
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Coil jogged 1 mile in preparation for the Sprint. Trainer Bob Baffert said, "The way they run (from off the pace), they need some help. They need some pace and they need a clean trip. They're tough and they'll be there at the end."
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Dullahan went to the track following the 8:30 renovation, stood in the gate and then galloped 1 1/2 miles over the main track under exercise rider Tammy Fox. Trainer Dale Romans said of the Classic contender, "I don't know if it will give us an advantage, but I wanted to take shipping out of the equation. I felt like the West Coast horses had an edge last time and I wanted to give our horses plenty of time." 
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Dundonnell went out for a trot on the turf under jockey James Doyle and goes in the Juvenile Turf. Doyle said, "This has been a great year for me, and I am very grateful to Roger Charlton for the opportunities that he has given me. He is a very good trainer, and has a lot of experience, and as a jockey he gives you a lot of confidence. Dundonnell has done very well this season, and has good form with a lot of the best two year olds back home. I feel he goes into the race on Saturday with a leading chance."
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Executiveprivilege galloped on the main track in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies. Trainer Bob Baffert said, "She's just very professional. She knows where the wire is and she gets it done. Distance is not a problem with her. She'll handle it. She's just a good horse."
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Fed Biz galloped in preparation for the Mile. Jimmy Barnes, assistant to trainer Bob Baffert said, "Drawing in the middle is fine. The five is a good spot; not too far out, not too far in. We can handle that."
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Flotilla had some gentle exercise on the main track at around 8am. She goes in the Juvenile Fillies Turf for trainer Freddy Head.
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Gabriel Charles galloped on the main track in preparation for the Juvenile Turf.
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Game On Dude was on the racetrack shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday for a light 1m jog under regular exercise rider Dana Barnes. "Look at him," said trainer Bob Baffert. "He looks like a copper penny. He's a different horse this year. He's stronger. He's filled out. He was always a good horse, but he's even better now. He's got that high cruising speed. He'll save a length right to start from there. All the speed is outside in the race and Raffie (Bejarano) should be able to pick a good spot from where he is."  
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Great Hot galloped 1 1/2 miles  under exercise rider Omar Berrio in preparation for the Filly and Mare Sprint. Trainer A.C. Avila said, "She won't be on the lead, but she will be in the first or second flight, right behind the leaders, I hope. She's better for this race this year than she was last year. She looks good, she's feeling good. We'll just jog and gallop up to the race and keep her batteries charged up."
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Classic horse Handsome Mike galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Jonny Garcia with stablemate Boxeur des Rues. Trainer Doug O'Neill said, "The Pennsylvania Derby really seemed to have jarred the wake-up switch on him," said O'Neill. "This is the time of the year when the 3-year-olds have kind of caught up with the older horses. He should be forwardly placed. He's a free-running horse you can't take hold of." Sprint contender Boxeur des Rues galloped 1 1/4m at Santa Anita Tuesday with exercise rider Norberto Vasquez. Trainer Doug O'Neill said "Post 14 is OK. He's the last to load and he'll just make one big run. If they go crazy up front, he'll be picking them up late at a big price."
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Hazardous galloped in preparation for the Juvenile Turf. Trainer Carl O'Callaghan said, "He was nuts—no one could ride him. I got on him myself. I went into the chute at Hollywood Park and did figure-eights with him. But he wanted no part of it. Stephanie (Korger, assistant) gets on him every day. We just let him alone. He does his own thing at whatever pace he wants to go at, and he's tickled to death."
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He's Had Enough galloped 1 1/4 m at Santa Anita with exercise rider Jonny Garcia Tuesday in preparation for the Juvenile. "Even though he broke his maiden at Del Mar, He's Had Enough is definitely a dirt horse," said trainer Doug O'Neill. "He's a smooth-moving horse, real steady, and had an exceptional work here last week. If anything, he's more advanced at this stage than I'll Have Another, who was not stretched to two turns until his 3-year-old year."
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I'm Boundtoscore galloped on the main track in preparation for the Juvenile Turf.
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In Lingerie jogged on the main track Tuesday. Mike McCarthy, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher said, "The 12-post is not going to hurt. Obviously we're trying a bit of a new dimension for her here by trying the turf for the first time, but we're hoping for her synthetic form to transfer to the grass."
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Juniper Pass galloped on the main track in preparation for the Marathon.
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Kindergarden Kid galloped 1 1/2 miles on the main track at Santa Anita in preparation for the Turf. Trainer Peter Miller said, "The post (8) wasn't really critical for him going a mile and a half. He comes from off the pace, so all he has to do is get position."
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Know More galloped 1 1/4 mile Tuesday at Santa Anita with exercise rider Tony Romero in preparation for the Juvenile Turf.
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Little Mike went out for a gallop under exercise rider Tammy Fox in preparation for the Mile. Trainer Dale Romans said of the Classic contender, "I don't know if it will give us an advantage, but I wanted to take shipping out of the equation. I felt like the West Coast horses had an edge last time and I wanted to give our horses plenty of time." 
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Merit Man galloped on Tuesday morning in preparation for the Juvenile Sprint.
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Moonlight Cloud had some gentle exercise on the main track at around 8am in preparation for the Mile.
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Nancy O was sent by trainer Carolyn Costogan for a gallop on the training track in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies Turf.
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Next Question galloped on the main track at Santa Anita. He goes in the Juvenile Turf on Saturday.
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Nonios worked 1/2 mile in a bullet 46 2/5 under jockey Martin Pedroza in a final tuneup for the Classic. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said, "He went little faster than I expected. But I told Martin to let him go if he was doing things easy. He was doing it that way; pretty much breezing."
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Point of Entry galloped 1 mile over Santa Anita's main track Tuesday morning. "He was really good, very relaxed, but in the bridle taking everything in," said Jennifer Patterson, assistant to trainer Shug McGaughey. "I couldn't be happier with how he's been since he got here. He's always been a big, powerful horse, but he's really matured this summer. Every time he runs he gets stronger. He's really grown up mentally," Patterson said. "He's been a bit of a late bloomer. We knew that was going to happen, anyway, but between mentally and physically, everything has come together"
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Pool Play went out for a gallop in preparation for the Classic. Trainer Mark Casse said, "This horse may be my biggest accomplishment ever. For him to come back from such a serious injury in the way that he has is kind of unheard of. With all that he's been through, to even be here and running in the Classic is already a win. Whether we win, lose or draw on Saturday, I am very proud of him."
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Poseidon's Warrior galloped on Tuesday at Santa Anita. He goes next in the Sprint for trainer Robert Reid Jr.
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Power Broker was sent out for exercise on Tuesday by trainer Bob Baffert in preparation for the Juvenile.
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Questing galloped 1 mile before schooling in the starting gate for the Ladies Classic. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said, "Her first race was very impressive on the dirt. She beat (Book Review). From all figures we use and look at, she belonged with the best of them. That's why we went straight into the Coaching Club American Oaks. That was a ‘wow' race and then the Alabama was most impressive. Hopefully, we'll go back to that form."
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Richard's Kid galloped in preparation for the Classic. Dennis O'Neill, assistant to brother Doug said, "It's perfect; a great draw. He's drawn outside, so (Garrett Gomez) can do whatever he wants to with him down the stretch the first time and drop in or move up depending how the break shapes up. Hopefully somebody will push Game On Dude out of there in a little speed duel and set it up for us. It's a very strong field, even for a Classic. There are several Grade 1 winners in there and Game On Dude, who was second last year  is definitely a very good horse and may be a great horse."
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Ridasiyna had some gentle exercise on the main track at around 8am in preparation for the Filly and Mare Turf for trainer Mikel Delzangles.
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Rising Legend cleared quarantine on Monday after being shipped in from England and was given an orientation jog over the Santa Anita turf course on Tuesday morning at 9:30.  "He's on the also-eligible list, but he could draw in, especially with the weather and horses coming in from other places," trainer John Sadler said.
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Romp galloped on the main track in preparation for the Marathon.
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Ron the Greek galloped on the main track on Tuesday after flying on Monday ahead of Hurricane Sandy. He goes next in the Classic. Trainer Bill Mott said, "I'm not trying to do it just because we did it last year. I feel no pressure incentive to do that. I just want to do it because we're in there. I've got three good horses in the Classic and I think any one of them could win the race on their big day. On their best day they could be factors. I wouldn't rule any one of them out. And if you really asked me who I would pick, one over the other, I couldn't do it. That's how well they're doing."
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Second City galloped Tuesday morning in preparation for the Dirt Mile on Saturday.
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Shackleford went to the track following the 8:30 a.m. renovation break along with stablemate Dullahan. Both horses stood in the gate and then galloped 1 1/2 mile. "He's doing good out here," trainer Dale Romans said of his Dirt Mile entrant.
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Shareta had some gentle exercise on the main track at around 8am in preparation for the Filly and Mare Turf for trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre.
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Sky Lantern went out for a jog on Tuesday in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies Turf.
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Smiling Tiger jogged 1 mile Tuesday as he continued to prepare for Saturday's Sprint. Trainer Jeff Bonde said, "He'll run on just about anything."
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South Floyd galloped 1 1/4 mile Tuesday at Santa Anita with exercise rider Beto Gomez. Trainer Doug O'Neill said of the Rick Pitino-owned Juvenile Sprint hope, "One of my assistants, Jack Sisterson, went to the University of Louisville on a soccer scholarship. He contacted ‘Coach' and he let Jack and my brother Dennis buy three colts at an OBS sale."
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Speak Logistics galloped on the main track in preparation for the Juvenile. "The trip was good; the only problem was the temperature change," Frankie Perez, assistant to trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. said. "We had to go to Louisville from Calder and stay overnight before flying out, and when we left Calder it was 80 degrees and when we got to Louisville it was 40. But that was more a problem for me. I think the colt liked it. We took him out the last two days right after the track reopens and he really seems to like it here. We know he's a good horse, he showed us that in his last race. On Saturday we'll get to see just how good he is."
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Spring in the Air went out for a gallop for trainer Mark Casse, who entered her in the Juvenile Fillies. Casse said, "Spring in the Air is really sweet and nice to be around. Sometimes she'll (dance and prance) in the paddock and in the post parade. Patrick (Husbands, jockey) even calls her his Little Zenyatta."
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Starspangled Heat will need two scratches in order to draw into the Turf Sprint field.
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Strike the Moon jogged Tuesday in preparation for the Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday.
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Suggestive Boy went for a 1 1/2 mile gallop shortly after 9 under regular exercise rider Juan Vasquez. Don Landers, assistant to trainer Ron McAnally said of the Mile entrant, "He'll do the same tomorrow and then on Thursday he's scheduled to go out onto the turf course under Mike Smith." Smith added, "I think putting him back on the grass for this race is going to be a very good thing. He's the kind of horse that if he gets the trip and doesn't stub his toe, he's going to be right there."
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Summer of Fun galloped Tuesday in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday.
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Summit County jogged Wednesday in preparation for the Juvenile Turf. "Summit County really started to show us something in Bourbon," said David Pope, president and one of the three owners of Siena Farm. "He got interfered with in the stretch, which altered his stride. If that hadn't happened, I think people would be looking at him differently in this race."
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Super Ninety Nine jogged Tuesday. He goes next in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint on Friday.
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Sustained was the last Dale Romans trainee to exercise. Romans said of the Juvenile Fillies Turf entrant, "I think we've lucked out and gotten her over the foot thing. It was just a little bruise. I don't know if she'll be able to overcome her post (14), but I do think she'll be ‘Queen of the Turf' next year. She's a nice filly."
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Sweet Shirley Mae galloped 1 1/4 mile Tuesday morning under exercise rider Lindsey Molina. Trainer Wesley Ward said of the Juvenile Sprint entrant, "They (Sweet Shirley Mae and Almost an Angel) are owned by the same people and they wanted to split them up. Almost an Angel has been running long and the other one has been sprinting."
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Tara from the Cape galloped in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies Turf. Aron Wellman of ownership group Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners said, Tara's coming into this race a little under the radar. We bought her after she broke her maiden going 4 1/2 furlongs on Polytrack at Woodbine and transferred her to Todd (Pletcher). She won a stake (Greene Memorial) going two turns on the grass the first time. She came back and ran a very creditable third in the P.G. Johnson (Saratoga) and wasn't beaten much by Watsdachances, who I think will be one of the top choices in this race."
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Title Contender jogged on Wednesday in preparation for the Juvenile.
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To Honor and Serve went to the track for light exercise. Trainer Bill Mott said of the Classic, "I feel no pressure incentive to do that. I just want to do it because we're in there. I've got three good horses in the Classic and I think any one of them could win the race on their big day. On their best day they could be factors. I wouldn't rule any one of them out."
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Trinniberg was sent out for a gallop in preparation for the Sprint.
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Waterway Run jogged on the main track in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies Turf.
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Watsdachances jogged Tuesday morning. The filly breezed Sunday at Belmont Park and shipped from Newburgh, N.Y., Monday ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Trainer Chad Brown said, "My three 2-year-olds I brought out here are doing great. They've all won their prep races coming in here, which you love to see. I'm looking forward to running them."
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Willcox Inn galloped Tuesday morning under exercise rider Freddy Alvarado. The Mike Stidham trained Mile entrant completed his serious work with a 5f drill on Saturday at Keeneland that was clocked in 1:00 4/5 with jockey James Graham aboard.
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Zagora shipped from New York on Monday and jogged at Santa Anita on Tuesday. "Zagora is doing great," trainer Chad Brown said. "It's a tough field, a great edition of the Filly & Mare Turf. She's going to the get the firm ground she likes and I'm confident that she will be effective at a mile and a quarter on firm ground. She has a good post inside (2) and she should get a good trip from there."

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