Breeders' Cup pre-entries revealed for 31st edition
California Chrome was among the horses pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup.
Arcadia, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Pre-entries for the 13 Breeders' Cup World Championship races have been announced with a total of 201 horses.
The 31st Breeders' Cup will be held for a third straight year at Santa Anita Park with four races set for Friday, Oct. 31 and nine on Saturday, Nov. 1.
The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic received 15 pre-entered horses topped by 2013 champion 2-year-old Shared Belief. Others pre-entered for the 1 1/4-mile race are Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, Belmont Stakes champ Tonalist, Pennsylvania Derby winner Bayern, Travers Stakes winner V. E. Day, Candy Boy, Toast of New York, Whitney winner Moreno, Majestic Harbor, Prayer for Relief, Imperative, Footbridge, Cigar Street, Zivo and Big Cazanova.
Strange circumstance changes race
By Don Agriss, Horse Racing Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
It was unlike anything most racing fans have ever seen at the track. The favorite in a major stakes race began acting strangely during warm-ups for no apparent reason.
Sunday's $1 million Canadian International at Woodbine had its usual meeting of top grass running horses from North America with two thoroughbreds coming in from Europe.
Getting the favorite's spot for the 1 1/2-mile turf race was British-bred Brown Panther at 2-1 in the morning line. Another British-bred horse, Hillstar, was posted as the 5-1 third pick among the 10 entered in the race.