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Breeders' Cup entrants wait to enter the track for their private training session after the 2nd renovation break.

World Championships
Breeders' Cup Workouts

Date: 10/29/2019

Tuesday training at Santa Anita was conducted under clear skies with temperatures in the high 40's climbing to the low 70's. Several Europeans cleared quarantine and came out but all on the main track, none on the turf course despite the course being open for gallops at 10am, however the Aidan O'Brien string arrived at 7:45pm Monday and will not clear quarantine until Thursday. The post position draw was conducted Monday afternoon, so check out all the entries, post positions, and morning line odds here later that night.

Here are photos for 68 horses on Tuesday morning. All Breeders' Cup contenders must be on the grounds 72 hours prior to their race. Click the small picture to see a larger version.

horse racing breeders cup Elate (Classic) returned to the track Tuesday after breezing 3f in 36 3/5 Sunday, turning in an easy gallop under exercise rider Juan Quintero. "I couldn't have been more happy with her the way we came into the Personal Ensign," trainer Bill Mott said. "I thought she was doing great and we got beat in a spectacular race. And I thought she went into the Spinster in good shape so you never know. But she is good right now. I'd say to me, she looks as good as she did going into those two races. We just hopes she holds that form."
horse racing breeders cup Mongolian Groom (Classic) jogged 2m under exercise rider Jesse Cardenas. "I'm OK with the post position. Nine is good," trainer Enebish Ganbat said. "I like being outside."
horse racing breeders cup Seeking the Soul (Classic) came on the track at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday and had an easy gallop under the watchful eye of trainer Dallas Stewart. "He trained beautifully," Stewart said. "He's training really well since we left him here. He's comfortable. He's got three works over the track and is really doing well. We're trying to win, that's our goal, so we wanted to get a race over the track (in the Awesome Again). We were coming off a bad race at Del Mar, where he got the Thumps and it just didn't work out. He's healthy and he's back at 100 percent. I'm happy. I'm happy anytime I'm in a big race."
horse racing breeders cup Vino Rosso (Classic) galloped 1 1/4m Tuesday on the morning after arriving at Santa Anita from Belmont Park. "You get a good run to the first turn and we'll try to establish position. You can have your plan, but some of that is dictated by what some of the other horses do. I think we can get a trip where we're in a good stalking position," Todd Pletcher said. "We know he likes the mile and a quarter. We'll hope to put him in a position to where he can show his strength."
horse racing breeders cup War of Will (Classic) had a routine gallop and trip through the paddock Tuesday under Shane Tripp. "You can tell after a race how he cools out how he handles a race and how he handles the track," Mark Casse said. "For instance, after the Preakness, 15 minutes after the Preakness he was fine. It took him hours to get over the Belmont. He was just stressed. His second breeze here (at Santa Anita) when he went, not a deep breath. He came back and he recovered quickly."
horse racing breeders cup Yoshida (Classic) galloped Tuesday under Juan Quintero, having worked a half-mile in 50 flat Sunday. "He's very good. He's a good competitor and he's done well at a mile and a quarter," trainer Bill Mott said. "In the Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs, he got beat a length and a half and finished fourth but ran a very good race to a very good group. Thunder Snow and Accelerate were in front of us and I think Thunder Snow beat us a nose. If he repeats that race, that will put him in the mix."
horse racing breeders cup Ambassadorial (Dirt Mile) walk and trot one lap of the main track with Abi Harrison in the saddle. Trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam said, "That was good. I decided to go out a bit later today as it can be a lot colder in the earlier slots and as he has not done any real exercise for five days I thought it would be easier on his lungs and there would be less chance of pulling a muscle."
horse racing breeders cup Blue Chipper (Dirt Mile) the first South Korean challenger in the Breeders' Cup, breezed 3f in :34 4/5 this morning out on the main track and his connections very pleased with what they saw in the preparation for the $1 million Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile. Ryu Seungho Ho representing the trainer Kim Young Kwan said: "We are very happy with the way he worked and handled the track this morning. The plan is to go out on the main track tomorrow but just for a canter."
horse racing breeders cup Coal Front (Dirt Mile) galloped 1 1/4m Tuesday morning at Santa Anita, preparing for a start in Saturday's Dirt Mile. "He's coming off a good, competitive race at Parx going a two-turn mile, giving us confidence to bring him here for the two-turn race," trainer Todd Pletcher said. "He showed us in Dubai, on his day, that he's a world-class miler. He's in good form and he'll need to be at his best in a race like this."
horse racing breeders cup Firenze Fire (Sprint) drew post 3 as a 12-1 shot. Irad Ortiz Jr. rides for trainer Jason Servis.
horse racing breeders cup Giant Expectations (Dirt Mile) trainer Peter Eurton will be hoping the third time is the charm, when he saddles the 6 yo for Saturday's Dirt Mile.  However, the stakes-winning horse will have to overcome the rail post position.  "The key for us will be the break, because our horse may end up standing in the gate for a bit before the start," Eurton said. "We've got a little speed, so I know that we won't be taking back." 
horse racing breeders cup Improbable (Dirt Mile) jogged a mile Tuesday morning at Santa Anita Park. The chestnut City Zip colt had his final Dirt Mile work Sunday – a bullet 5f in 59 1/5. He drew post two and is the 3-1 second choice in the field of 10. Veteran Rafael Bejarano has picked up the mount on Improbable, the beaten favorite in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.
horse racing breeders cup Omaha Beach (Dirt Mile) blew out 3f in 36 1/5 under exercise rider Nestor Capitaine. Trainer Richard Mandella said, "We had set it up to work three-eighths tomorrow three days out, tomorrow. Just something easy in :37 and change. Then I got to thinking about the works I gave him before the Santa Anita Sprint and thought that if he remembered those works, he wasn't going to go in :37. I thought it might be better to be four days out if he did take the bit and go faster. He was perfect this morning. He went 36 1/5 like a baby. He continues to prove what a class act he is."
horse racing breeders cup Blue Prize (Distaff) galloped 1 1/2m under exercise rider Hiram Rosario shortly before 8am. "Well, we know the speed is inside of us; everybody is inside of us," trainer Ignacio Correas IV said with a laugh. "It is a mile track and you get a good run into the first turn. I thought it was bad last year in the Spinster (at Keeneland) when she had the 11 hole and she still won."
horse racing breeders cup Dunbar Road (Distaff) had an easy gallop of the Santa Anita main track at 7:45am. The $350,000 Keeneland September 2017 purchase enters the Distaff as one of multiple fillies with a chance to sew up a year-end 3yo filly championship with a victory in the 9f race.
horse racing breeders cup Secret Spice (Distaff) galloped on the main track at Santa Anita Tuesday morning for trainer Richard Baltas.  Winner of the Beholder Mile here in March and runner-up to Distaff rival Paradise Woods in the Zenyatta a month ago, Secret Spice will break from post seven under John Velazquez.
horse racing breeders cup Wow Cat (Distaff) galloped a mile on the main track for trainer Chad Brown and owners Peter Brant and Stud Vendaval at 8:15am. "She's training well, ran well last time and I think she will improve off that race," Brown said. "She didn't have a good trip or post last year."
horse racing breeders cup Billesdon Brook (Filly and Mare Turf) is a 10-1 shot out of post 4. Sean Levey rides for trainer Richard Hannon.
horse racing breeders cup Iridessa (Filly and Mare Turf) drew the rail. Wayne Lordan gets the call for Joseph O'Brien aboad the 8-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Sistercharlie (Filly and Mare Turf) - Peter Brant's duo of champion Sistercharlie and her pacemaker Thais hit the Santa Anita main track Tuesday morning for the first time after arriving the day prior. Based in Barn 48, the two  appeared comfortable through their morning exercises with trainer Chad Brown looking on. "She's as good as any we've brought for the race," Brown said. "She's in great form and I love how she's working. She's been very impressive in her training." 
horse racing breeders cup Thais (Filly and Mare Turf) - The duo (Thais pacesetting for Sistercharlie) have made five starts together over the past 15 months—all resulting in G1 victories for Sistercharlie. Thais has managed to earn her way, holding on for two thirds and a fourth in the process.
horse racing breeders cup Villa Marina (Filly and Mare Turf) is 8-1 morning line from post 9. Olivier Peslier gets the call for trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias.
horse racing breeders cup Anneau d'Or (Juvenile) drew post 7 for trainer Blaine Wright. Juan Hernandez will be in the irons from post 7.
horse racing breeders cup Full Flat (Juvenile) breezed 4f in 53 2/5 on Tuesday morning.
horse racing breeders cup Maxfield (Juvenile) scratched from the race when he came back off in his right front leg.
horse racing breeders cup Shoplifted (Juvenile) galloped 1½ miles with trainer Steve Asmussen's assistant Scott Blasi watching from the pony. The son of Into Mischief has started three times, including a win first out at Saratoga over 5 1/2f, a second in the Hopeful and fifth in the American Pharoah last out over this course and distance. He is owned by Joseph Sutton, whose best horse to date was Grade 1 winner Bradester, who was ninth in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. "He just galloped an easy mile and a half," Blasi said. "We're just keeping him happy."
horse racing breeders cup Storm the Court (Juvenile) is a 20-1 outsider for trainer Peter Eurton. Flavien Prat rides on Friday out of post 4.
horse racing breeders cup Wrecking Crew (Juvenile) put in his final breeze before the Juvenile on Tuesday morning, blowing out 3f in 38 4/5 for trainer Peter Miller. "It went very well," Miller said. "He was just cruising nice and easy in 38 (seconds). We're all set."
horse racing breeders cup Bast (Juvenile Fillies) jogged a mile at Santa Anita Park Tuesday morning, two days after her final timed work for the $2 million Juvenile Fillies. After finishing second in her debut at Del Mar on Aug. 11, Bast broke her maiden winning the Del Mar Debutante and followed up with a victory in the Chandelier Stakes Sept. 27. Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez will ride Bast from post six in the field of nine in the Juvenile Fillies.
horse racing breeders cup Comical (Juvenile Fillies) gets the outside post 9 on Friday. Abel Cedillo retains the mount for trainer Doug O'Neill aboard the 8-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup K P Dreamin (Juvenile Fillies) is the 20-1 longest shot on the board. Regular rider Ruben Fuentes rides for trainer Jeff Mullins.
horse racing breeders cup Lazy Daisy (Juvenile Fillies) will have Rafael Bejarano in the irons Friday for trainer Doug O'Neill. The 12-1 shot drew post 5.
horse racing breeders cup Albigna (Juvenile Fillies Turf) is a 9-2 contender for trainer Jessica Harrington. Regular rider Shane Foley retains the ride from post 9.
horse racing breeders cup Croughavouke (Juvenile Fillies Turf) drew post 2 for trainer Jeff Mullins. Flavien Prat rides the 20-1 outsider.
horse racing breeders cup Crystalle (Juvenile Fillies Turf) was the lone horse to gallop on the turf course on Tuesday morning.
horse racing breeders cup Daahyeh (Juvenile Fillies Turf) is 5-1 morning line for trainer Roger Varian. William Buick gets the call from post 5.
horse racing breeders cup Fair Maiden (Juvenile Fillies Turf) gets Drayden Van Dyke on Friday out of post 10 for trainer Eoin Harty.
horse racing breeders cup Living in the Past (Juvenile Fillies Turf) went on the main track and again did light exercise. Regular work rider Harrison Shaw said: "All good. She seems nice and fresh so couldn't be happier at this stage. She seems to have taken the traveling well."
horse racing breeders cup Shadn (Juvenile Fillies Turf) drew post 3 for trainer Andrew Balding. Jamie Spencer rides the 10-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Unforgetable (Juvenile Fillies Turf) is a 20-1 outsider for trainer Joseph O'Brien. Wayne Lorden will be in the irons Friday.
horse racing breeders cup Decorated Invader (Juvenile Turf)
horse racing breeders cup Deviant (Juvenile Turf) is the only also-eligible in the race. He will need a horse to scratch by 9am Friday in order to draw in.
horse racing breeders cup Structor (Juvenile Turf) is the 5-1 third choice for trainer Chad Brown. Jose Ortiz gets the call from post 2.
horse racing breeders cup A'Ali (Juvenile Turf Sprint) had a trot around the main track and Simon Crisford's son Edward was trackside and he said: "Everything is going well and it is great to be here. Tomorrow and Wednesday we will go on the turf for a canter."
horse racing breeders cup Air Force Jet (Juvenile Turf Sprint) is the second also-eligible so will need 2 scratches out of the main 12-horse field in order to draw in.
horse racing breeders cup Alligator Alley (Juvenile Turf Sprint) drew post 6 for trainer Joseph O'Brien. Wayne Lordan rides the 12-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Band Practice (Juvenile Turf Sprint) will have Jamie Spencer aboard in post 2 in the kickoff to this year's Championships. Archie Watson trains the 12-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Chimney Rock (Juvenile Turf Sprint) will break from the rail on Friday with Jose Ortiz aboard. Mike Maker trains the 10-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Dream Shot (Juvenile Turf Sprint) walked and trotted on the outside with stablemate Hey Gaman. Mary Burns representing owner James Tate said: "It was nice to get out on the track to give the horses a good look around the place. They both seemed to have traveled well so we're happy. We decided to put a hood on Hey Gaman to hopefully settle him down as I was expecting both of our horses to be a bit fresh and I was pleasantly surprised as they were both much better than I expected."
horse racing breeders cup Dr Simpson (Juvenile Turf Sprint) gets regular rider Richard Kingscote from post 8. Tom Dascombe trains the 15-1 outsider.
horse racing breeders cup Bricks and Mortar (Turf) is the 9-5 morning line favorite from post 9. Irad Ortiz Jr. rides for trainer Chad Brown.
horse racing breeders cup El Tormenta (Mile) represents Canada off his Woodbine Mile win for owner Sam-Son Farm and trainer Gail Cox. Regular rider Eurico Rosa da Silva makes his final Breeders' Cup appearance before retirement, out of post 8 aboard the 12-1 shot.
horse racing breeders cup Got Stormy (Mile) put in another strong gallop before coming back through the paddock.     "I knew that going in (the Woodbine Mile) would be a tall task for her," Mark Casse said. "I probably know Woodbine as well as anybody and do you know how many good horses, good milers get beat there? And the reason is it's not really a true mile, it's would be more like running a mile and a sixteenth. She's a true miler. Then you throw in a little soft ground and it made it even more difficult. So I wasn't surprised at all. I was actually proud of her to run second."
horse racing breeders cup Lord Glitters (Mile) went out for a trot and slow canter on the training track. Matt Ennis, representing trainer Mark O'Meara, said: "Both horses have done well since they landed in Santa Anita. It was nice to get them out on the track and both horses look great."
horse racing breeders cup Space Traveller (Mile) drew post 3 for trainer Richard Fahey. Daniel Tudhope rides the 12-1 shot on Saturday afternoon.
horse racing breeders cup Suedois (Mile) went out for a trot and slow canter on the training track. Matt Ennis, representing trainer Mark O'Meara, said: "Both horses have done well since they landed in Santa Anita. It was nice to get them out on the track and both horses look great."
horse racing breeders cup Uni (Mile) went to the Santa Anita main track for a light gallop Tuesday morning before returning to Barn 48 and trainer Chad Brown. The two-time G1 winner at a mile versus her own sex will now take on the boys in the Mile on Saturday. "She's a horse who's catching her window right now," Brown said. "She's matured and reaching her peak."
horse racing breeders cup Without Parole (Mile) left Barn 48 at 6:45 in company with fellow Brown Breeders' Cup aspirants Structor and Selflessly. The trio had an easy gallop around the track before returning. "I got him in August and he's been training really well," Brown said. "He's a nice sound horse and very straight forward. He came to me in good condition."
horse racing breeders cup Imperial Hint (Sprint) got acquainted with the Santa Anita Tuesday morning while jogging the wrong way around the racetrack two days after arriving from New Jersey's Monmouth Park for a start in Saturday's Sprint. Trainer Luis Carvajal Jr. was pleased the 6yo son of Imperialism drew post nine for the 10-horse field.  "I definitely didn't want to get in the same position that we got in Dubai, where we were on the inside," said Carvajal, whose trainee finished third in the March 30 Golden Shaheen at Meydan after becoming involved in a contested pace. "I wanted to be on the outside. That way he has a target in front of him and less traffic."
horse racing breeders cup Landeskog (Sprint) will scratch from the Sprint, trainer Doug O'Neill confirmed Tuesday morning. "He's just telling us he's not 100 percent so it's a pretty easy move to make. It's nothing major. He tracked today but it was just an indication we had that he's not 100 percent so we're going to wait. From our standpoint, it's sad because it's such a big day or racing. But you don't run them unless they're 100 percent." Ironically, the gelding's namesake Gabriel Landeskog , captain of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, also is currently sidelined with a lower-body injury. "I heard the namesake got hurt too," O'Neill said. "Maybe it's twin pain or something."
horse racing breeders cup Mitole (Sprint) worked three furlongs at Santa Anita Park on Monday morning at just past 6:45 a.m. Angel Garcia was in the saddle for trainer Steve Asmussen. Assistant trainer Scott Blasi was on hand for the final breeze before a start as the expected favorite in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint. He was timed in 37 2/5 for 3f. "He just went an easy three-eighths," Blasi said. "He did it really well in 37 and two. He had his big work last week, so now we just try to keep him happy."
horse racing breeders cup Shancelot (Sprint) jogged two laps of the Santa Anita main track before standing in the gate with his trainer observing. "We are trying to keep him relaxed," Jorge Navarro said. "So today it was just jogging and standing him in the gate. He's really ready. There's lots of talk about Mitole but this horse is ready."
horse racing breeders cup Alounak (Turf) is a 20-1 outsider for trainer Waldemar Hickst. Clement Lecoevre will be in the irons in post 7.
horse racing breeders cup Old Persian (Turf) had light exercise on the main track. Charlie Appleby said: "The plan all year has been to work back from running in the Breeders' Cup Turf here at Santa Anita. After Epsom we gave him a nice holiday then went to Germany where we got in a nice prep run there in the hope to get him on his A game to go to the Northern Dancer (at Woodbine) where he went off favorite and didn't disappoint. He ran a good strong race and gained experience there and he won it very comfortably.
horse racing breeders cup United (Turf) worked 4f in 48 seconds for trainer Richard Mandella.
horse racing breeders cup Eddie Haskell (Turf Sprint) got his early exercise today with a 1m jog around the main Santa Anita oval under exercise rider Armando Ayuso.  Trainer Mark Glatt, who calls the 6yo gelding his best claim ever, was "pretty happy" with his post position draw Monday.  "He's a pretty handy horse, so post 10 shouldn't be a problem," Glatt said.
horse racing breeders cup Shekky Shebaz (Turf Sprint) drew the 4 hole for trainer Jason Servis. Irad Ortiz gets the call aboard the 12-1 shot.
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Saturday: F&M Sprint   Turf Sprint   Dirt Mile   F&M Turf   Sprint   Mile   Distaff   Turf   Classic

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