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The Zenyatta statue in front of the grandstand at Santa Anita.

World Championships
Breeders' Cup Workouts

Date: 11/01/2016

Tuesday morning was again cloudy at Santa Anita with the temperature around 60 degrees. Because California Chrome was scheduled to come out at 6:45 today, we got there just after 6:30am when it was VERY dark since sunrise isn't until 7:15am. Because of the clouds, it stayed dark until nearly 7:30am, so many of the early photos are not as good as I would like. Tomorrow is supposed to be clear, so it should be light earlier and make for better photos.

Here are photos for 66 of the horses on the track Tuesday morning, mostly all different from Monday with repeats only in the Classic and Distaff. Click the small picture to see a larger version.

horse racing breeders cup horse racing breeders cup California Chrome had a strong 1 3/4 mile gallop Tuesday morning.  The 5 yo chestnut returned to his barn via the paddock under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney. “Whenever he schools (in the paddock), he knows it's getting closer to race time and he starts getting aggressive," Gladney said. Added assistant trainer Alan Sherman, “He's happy and feeling strong. Wednesday morning we’ll take him to the gate before his gallop.”
horse racing breeders cup Frosted galloped about 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Rob Massey. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin traveled from New York on Monday and arrived in time to attend the post position draw.  He was pleased that the son of Tapit will start from post 2. “We're happy. We'll save some ground. There weren't any bad posts. We're just happy to be in the race. There is going to be a lot of space and gaps in the 1 1/4 race. The speed will go and there will be gaps. We should be able to work out a good trip. It is the best, we want to be the best and we want to beat the best.”
horse racing breeders cup Hoppertunity jogged around the main track. "(Flavien) Prat was supposed to ride him, but it was hard to take (Velazquez) off after he won on him,” Bob Baffert said. “Prat picked up the mount on Effinex, a very good horse. You never know how things are going to work out.”
horse racing breeders cup Shaman Ghost the Woodward winner, schooled in the starting gate, jogged 1 mile the wrong way and then visited the paddock in preparation for the Classic.
horse racing breeders cup War Story left Barn 69 at approximately 8am with exercise rider Nelson Collazo atop and trainer Mario Serey, Jr., looking on and proceeded to jog 1 1/4 miles around the Santa Anita main track. The 4-year-old gelding makes his fourth start of the season in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, while starting from post seven of 10 at morning line odds of 30-1. “He felt good today,” Collazo said. “He was very happy to be out there after walking for a few days. He went well over the track.” “He looked good,” Serey added. “I was happy with him.”
horse racing breeders cup Win the Space went to the main track at 7:45 a.m. and galloped nearly 1 1/2 miles with regular exercise rider Amelia Green. “Very happy with the way he is coming up to the race,” trainer George Papaprodromou said. “He’s acting good.”  
horse racing breeders cup Beholder went to the track at 7:45 a.m. and galloped 1 1/2 mile on the main track under regular exercise rider Janeen Painter. “She’s pumped up,” Painter said of the Distaff contender. “When other horses go by her, I can feel her heart pumping, she feels very strong.”
horse racing breeders cup Corona Del Inca took to the main track at 7:45 a.m. and galloped 1 1/2 mile with jockey Pablo Falero, who got his first feel of the Santa Anita main track. Falero guided the 5yo daughter of Luhuk to a nose victory in the Gran Premio Criadores, earning her a spot in the Distaff.
horse racing breeders cup Curalina galloped 1 1/4 mile Tuesday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for a start in Friday’s Distaff. “The Filly & Mare Sprint appears to be the easier spot, but at the end of the day, we just felt she’s proven more often around two turns and I think she’s also proven that she’s amongst the top of her generation,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “So, we thought the right move was to run her in the race we feel like is better suited to her style.”
horse racing breeders cup Forever Unbridled galloped a lap around the Santa Anita main track for trainer Dallas Stewart and owner-breeder Charles Fipke. An easy winner of the Beldame last out at Belmont, she has trained forwardly since arriving from her Churchill Downs base Oct. 28. “She galloped strong today, she’s tough and she fits right with them here,” Stewart said. “I don’t think she’s overmatched. I think Songbird is going to have to get running early from the rail and Beholder is live and has to get position. Our filly will be sitting in the second flight and Rosario has been riding her and knows her, so we’ll just take it from there."
horse racing breeders cup I'm a Chatterbox took her first tour of the track and paddock area Tuesday with trainer Larry Jones in the irons. “She looks good,” Jones said. “She’s cleaned her bucket every meal since we got here, so we’ve passed the first test. I wish Beholder wasn’t the one to our outside, but we can’t change that. We just had a horrible trip last year. If you’re going to get beat, you want it to be because you just got outrun, not because of a bad trip.”
horse racing breeders cup Land Over Sea, Distaff hopeful galloped 1 1/2 miles Tuesday morning with Gabby Blanchard up. Assistant trainer Leandro Mora supervised the effort while Doug O'Neill was at Los Alamitos.  
horse racing breeders cup Songbird galloped 1 1/2 miles at 5:30am and later schooled in the paddock in preparatin for the Distaff. “As part of her usual race preparations, we’ll send her to school in the paddock this morning and let her stand in the gate on Wednesday before her morning gallop,” said Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.  “(Post 1 is) really not a concern. She’s drawn the rail three times in the past and you know the result. This is going to be a very tough race, so I look at it as us having the shortest distance home.”
horse racing breeders cuphorse racing breeders cup Stellar Wind stood quietly for three minutes observing the scene, then jogged 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Ricardo Peniche for trainer John Sadler Tuesday morning. The co-second choice with Beholder at 5-2 behind 6-5 Songbird, Stellar Wind drew post position No. 5, the fourth time in as many starts this year she has gotten that gate assignment. “It seems like a good post to me,” Sadler said. “I think it's fair to say we got a good draw. Whether it’s the best (of the big three) I don't know. It won't affect strategy. We’ll leave that up to Victor (Espinoza). He’s ridden all of her races for us.”
horse racing breeders cuphorse racing breeders cup Accelerate drew post 5 in the Dirt Mile. Tyler Baze gets the call Friday aboard the 20-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup American Gal worked 4f in 46 seconds, the best of 35 at the distance Tuesday morning, a day after drawing the outside in the Juvenile Fillies, No. 12, post with morning line odds of 6-1. “She worked really good,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “I don't like the draw, being outside like that, but what are you going to do?”
horse racing breeders cup Calgary Cat drew post 6 in the Turf Sprint. Regular rider Luis Contreras will ride the 20-1 morning line shot.
horse racing breeders cup Catch a Glimpse will attempt to earn her second Breeders’ Cup trophy when she takes on older fillies and mares for the first time in the Filly & Mare Turf on Saturday. A winner of last year’s Juvenile Fillies Turf, the daughter of City Zip has earned more than $1.1 million in 2016. Trainer Mark Casse said, “There’s a fair amount of speed in the race, but that’s speed going 1 1/4. She has mile speed and I think she is the speed of the speed. Our plan is to be that speed. We’re going to get up and go.”
horse racing breeders cup Cavale Doree will have the assistance of U.S.-based French jockey Flavien Prat in the Juvenile Fillies Turf. The Christophe Ferland/Flavien Prat combo tasted success at the highest level back in 2013 when winning the Prix Marcel Boussac on Arc Sunday at Longchamp with the 2yo filly Indonesienne.
horse racing breeders cup Coasted worked 3f on the firm turf course clocked in 36 seconds. She drew post 6 in the Juvenile Fillies Turf, with jockey Mike Smith to ride the 20-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Daddy's Lil Darling drew post 11 in the Juvenile Fillies, with Corey Lanerie to ride the 12-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Delta Bluesman drew post 3 in the Sprint, with Emisael Jaramillo to ride the 15-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Dortmund jogged the day after drawing the No. 3 post as the 6-5 Dirt Mile favorite. “That's good,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “He's a huge horse and the only races he’s lost were to either American Pharaoh or California Chrome. He's training really well and looks good.”
horse racing breeders cup Drefong galloped Tuesday in preparation for the Sprint. “Drefong has speed, actually they all have speed,” Bob Baffert said.  “That's what the Sprint is all about. Pedal to the metal."
horse racing breeders cup Dutch Connection jogged in company in preparation for the Mile.
horse racing breeders cup Gun Runner - Steve Asmussen-trained Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile contender left Barn 59 and galloped a mile at 8 a.m. under Sergio Quevos. Owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm, the son of Candy Ride drew the outside post nine and was assigned morning-line odds of 9-2. Third in the Kentucky Derby this May, Gun Runner will be piloted by regular rider Florent Geroux. According to assistant trainer Scott Blasi, the colt is doing well.
horse racing breeders cup Happy Mesa galloped 1 1/2 mile at Santa Anita Tuesday morning in preparation for a start in Friday’s Juvenile Fillies Turf. The Graham Motion-trained daughter of Sky Mesa finished second in the Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita Oct. 10 for Great Point Stables, Highclere America, Zoom and Fish Stable, et al.
horse racing breeders cup Haveyougoneaway drew post 2 in the filly and Mare Sprint, with John Velazquez to ride the 3-1 morning line favorite.
horse racing breeders cup Holy Lute worked 3f in 36.20 on the main track Tuesday, 5th best time out of 21 at the distance. He drew post 13 in the Turf Sprint, with Jamie Theriot to ride the 10-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Home of the Brave jogged in company in preparation for the Turf Sprint. Trainer Hugo Palmer said, “This morning couldn’t have gone better, and I’m very pleased with my horse. I think the Sprint is the better option for him rather that the Mile. If he runs to his best, then I think he can be in the mix, but his best in the Mile might still not be good enough.”
horse racing breeders cup Intricately (Juvenile Fillies Turf) walked and then cantered 1 1/2 miles under jockey Donnacha O'Brien to get used to her new surrounding and then returned to the barn, accompanied by a pony ridden by trainer Joseph O'Brien. “She got a little anxious waiting at the gap, but she was fine after that,” Anne Marie O'Brien, mother of Donnacha and Joseph said. Joseph, who is having his first Breeders’ Cup runner as a trainer reported the filly to be in good shape and when asked by reporters if he missed being a jockey he replied, “The last few months I was riding became quite hard weight-wise. I don’t really miss it (the riding) and I love training now.”
horse racing breeders cup Jamyson 'n Ginger drew post 7 in the Juvenile Fillies, with jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. to ride the 8-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Karar (Turf Sprint) especially pleased the traveling head-lad Anthony David who reported the son of Invincible Spirit to be in “great shape”.
horse racing breeders cup Keep Quiet drew post 2 in the Juvenile Turf, with jockey Florent Geroux to ride the 20-1 shot on Friday.
horse racing breeders cup Lady Shipman is the first also-eligible in the Turf Sprint. Should she draw in, Irad Ortiz Jr. is booked to ride.
horse racing breeders cup Limato drew post 10 in the Mie, with jockey Harry Bentley to ride the 7-2 second choice on Saturday.
horse racing breeders cup Limousine Liberal drew the outside post 9 in the Sprint, with Jose Ortiz to ride the 15-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Lull drew post 2 in the Juvenile Fillies Turf, with Joel Rosario booked to ride the 15-1 shot on Friday.
horse racing breeders cup Madam Dancealot drew post 8 in the Juvenile Fillies Turf, with John Velazquez booked to ride the 30-1 outsider on Friday.
horse racing breeders cup Made You Look galloped 1 ¼ miles Tuesday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for Friday’s Juvenile Turf.  “I thought he settled beautifully, sat in the pocket, accelerated quickly (in the With Anticipation at Saratoga) – he showed all the things you’d hope a turf horse would show you at this stage,” Todd Pletcher said. “I like the way he’s training. Hopefully, he can work out a smooth trip.”
horse racing breeders cup Masochistic will have Mike Smith aboard in Saturday's Sprint. The 2-1 morning line favorite drew post 7.
horse racing breeders cup Mehronissa failed to draw into the Turf Sprint. Instead she will run in the Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (G3) on Saturday.
horse racing breeders cup Mind Your Biscuits drew the rail for the Sprint. Joel Rosario rides the 20-1 shot on Saturday.
horse racing breeders cup Mondialiste (Turf) with Fergal Davis in the saddle went out on to the dirt track with stable companion Suedois. Both horses appeared in good shape after their eleven-hour flight, with Arlington Million winner Mondialiste especially was on his toes. They both did steady canters around a circuit of the track.
horse racing breeders cup Noholdingback Bear drew the 8 post in the Sprint. Regular rider Eurico Da Silva gets the call Saturday on the 15-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Nuovo Record joined the European horses on the turf having completed a circuit of the training track. The daughter of Heart’s Cry also did a steady canter around half a circuit of the track in preparation for the Filly and Mare Turf.
horse racing breeders cup Obviously jogged on the main track after drawing the No. 2 post with morning line odds of 6-1 in the Turf Sprint. “I don't think it's too bad,” trainer Phil D'Amato said. “I'd rather be in the two than the one hole. He'll have to plan a trip from there. He's got tactical speed, so hopefully he'll be in a nice position out front or sitting close on the inside.”
horse racing breeders cup Partyinthepaddock failed to draw into the Juvenile Fillies Turf, so she will go in the Juvenile Turf Sprint on the Saturday undercard.
horse racing breeders cup Prize Exhibit failed to draw into the Turf Sprint so she will go in the Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (G3) on Saturday's undercard.
horse racing breeders cup Queen's Trust drew post 11 in the Filly and Mare Turf. Frankie Dettori gets the call aboard the 6-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Ring Weekend drew post 11 in the Mile at morning line odds of 20-1. John Velazquez will be in the irons.
horse racing breeders cup Rodaini (Juvenile Turf) was the final European horse to go out, having no more than a gentle canter before returning to the barn.
horse racing breeders cup Runhappy made a brief stop at the starting gate Tuesday morning and then jogged twice around the main track at Santa Anita with exercise rider Marcus O’Donnell aboard. “I didn’t really care, but everybody is happy with the seven,” trainer Laura Wohlers said of the Dirt Mile. “I like to be in the center or toward the outside but he has won from the one and won from the 11.”
horse racing breeders cup Ryans Charm is a 30-1 outsider in the Filly and Mare Turf. Rafael Bejarano will be aboard in gate 9.
horse racing breeders cup Sentiero Italia galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Rob Massey Tuesday morning. McLaughlin said she will school in the gate this week. Godolphin Racing's homebred has had a light campaign leading up to a second appearance in the Filly and Mare Turf. She has raced just three times since finishing fourth in last year’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland.
horse racing breeders cup Spectre (Mile) was slightly reluctant to go out on to the track and was also led out on to the dirt in company with Cavale Doree and Karar.
horse racing breeders cup Spelling Again will have Luis Saez aboard in the outside post 13 in the Filly and Mare Sprint. She is a 20-1 morning line longshot.
horse racing breeders cup Star Empire and jockey Tyler Gaffalione will break from the 8 hole in the Juvenile as a 30-1 outsider.
horse racing breeders cup Suedois (Turf Sprint) went out on the main track for a steady canter in company with stable companion Mondialiste.
horse racing breeders cup Three Rules and jockey Cornelio Velasquez will break from the 6 hole in the Juvenile. He is an 8-1 morning line chance.
horse racing breeders cup Tourist galloped an easy lap around the Santa Anita main course. Assigned morning-line odds of 15-1 in the Mile, Tourist drew post five of 14 horses and will be ridden by Joel Rosario. “He drew well,” Mott said. “I doubt he would be on the lead, but he can if no one wanted it.”
horse racing breeders cup Ulysses (Breeders’ Cup Turf), with work rider Kevin Richardson in the saddle.
horse racing breeders cup Union Strike drew post 9 in the Juvenile Fillies. Martin Garcia rides the 6-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Valadorna drew post 3 in the Juvenile Fillies. Julien Leparoux rides the 5-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Vyjack and jockey Flavien Prat will break from the rail in the Dirt Mile at morning line odds of 10-1.
horse racing breeders cup With Honors entered the training track at 8:50 a.m. and jogged two laps with exercise rider Manou Lemaire. Her jockey Flavien Prat discussed her post position draw for the Juvenile Fillies. “She drew post 2, which is a good post and better than the 1 for sure. She’s never run behind on dirt, but she got some dirt on her face last time she ran and she was fine, so I should be OK.”
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One of the first shots of the morning at about 6:40am PDT showing how dark it was. Hoping for more light on Wednesday!

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