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Two-year-olds will be in the spotlight on Halloween as Churchill Downs kicks of its Fall Meet and Breeders’ Cup Week on Sunday with an 11-race “Stars of Tomorrow I” card devoted exclusively to juvenile runners.
Blame Gallops;Lukas' Sprint Hope Hamazing Destiny Works Toward Breeders' Cup Sprint; Leparoux Has Dozen BC Mounts
HAMAZING DESTINY TUNES UP FOR BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT FOR LUKAS – Westrock Stables’ Hamazing Destiny worked a half-mile in :49.60 after the morning renovation break over a fast track in preparation for the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) to be run Nov. 6.
PLETCHER’S STRONG BREEDERS’ CUP CONTINGENT HITS TRACK – Trainer Todd Pletcher has 11 horses pre-entered for the 27th Breeders’ Cup World Championships that will be held Nov. 5 and 6 at Churchill Downs and he likes the hand he is holding.
Koriner's Breeders' Cup Contenders California Flag, Sweet August Moon Work at Churchill Downs; Uncle Mo Now On the Scene
CALIFORNIA FLAG, SWEET AUGUST MOON WORK FOR KORINER – Defending Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint champion California Flag worked five furlongs over a firm Matt Winn Turf Course in 1:00.80 on a warm and windy Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs.
Two 2-year-olds who have done their running at Woodbine in Canada, got a sampling of Churchill Downs dirt on Monday morning for trainer Mark Casse.
ESPOIR CITY HAS FIRST CHURCHILL DOWNS WORK FOR BC CLASSIC – Espoir City (JPN), Japan’s hope for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) to be run at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6, had the first of his planned two works beneath the Twin Spires on Sunday morning, covering six furlongs over a fast track in 1:18.20 under jockey Tetsuzo Sato.
CLASSIC HOPES PADDY O’PRADO, FIRST DUDE WORK OVER HOME TRACK FOR ROMANS – Louisville-born trainer Dale Romans’ pair of 3-year-old contenders for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) – Paddy O’Prado and First Dude – topped the roster of works by Breeders’ Cup hopefuls Saturday over their home track at Churchill Downs.
ATTA BOY ROY WORKS HALF IN :48 UNDER BOREL – R.E.V. Racing’s Atta Boy Roy, winner of the Churchill Downs (GII) here on Kentucky Derby Day, worked a half-mile in :48 over a fast track after the renovation break under jockey Calvin Borel. The move was third fastest of 33 at the distance on a cool, clear Friday morning.
ESPOIR CITY GETS FIRST FEEL OF TRACK AT CHURCHILL DOWNS – Two days after arriving at Churchill Downs from Japan, Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) hopeful Espoir City (JPN), got the opportunity to set foot on the track beneath the Twin Spires.
WARRIOR’S REWARD WORKS HALF-MILE IN :48.80 – A.