Post Positions for All Breeders' Cup Races

Post Positions for All Breeders' Cup Races
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Officials gather for the post position draw.

Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia said he believes any one of three or four different horses could be favored for the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic Oct. 26 at Arlington Park. Battaglia made War Emblem the 3-1 favorite in the 12-horse field.

War Emblem drew post three and will be ridden by Victor Espinoza. Battaglia's odds clearly changed after Coolmore decided to run only Hawk Wing in the Classic. Rock of Gibraltar was made the even-money favorite in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile.

Here are the post positions for all eight races, in the order they will be run on the program:

Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), $2 million, 1 1/8 miles
Post Time 12:20 p.m. Central
Post Position, Horse, Jockey, Odds
1. Two Item Limit, Rene Douglas, 30-1
2. Summer Colony, John Velazquez, 5-1
3. Farda Amiga, Pat Day, 12-1
4. Azeri, Mike Smith, 6-5
5. Imperial Gesture, Jerry Bailey, 4-1
6. Mandy's Gold, Jose Santos, 12-1
7. Starrer, Pat Valenzuela, 30-1
8. Take Charge Lady, Edgar Prado, 3-1

Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), $1 million, 1 1/8 miles
Post Time 12:55 p.m. Central
Post Position, Horse, Jockey, Odds
1. Santa Catarina, Jerry Bailey, 4-1
2. Ivanavinalot, Manoel Cruz, (SCRATCHED)
3. Composure, Mike Smith, 5-1
4. Storm Flag Flying, John Velazquez, 1-1
5. Humorous Lady, Alex Solis, 20-1
6. Ruby's Reception, Terry Thompson, 15-1
7. Sea Jewel, Pat Valenzuela, 50-1
8. Buffythecenterfold, Matt Garcia, 12-1
9. Atlantic Ocean, Victor Espinoza, 20-1
10. Westerly Breeze, Robby Albarado, 12-1
11. Appleby Gardens, Richard Migliore, 50-1

NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), $1 million, one mile turf
Post Time 1:35 p.m. Central
Post Position, Horse, Jockey, Odds
1. Forbidden Apple, Corey Nakatani, 15-1
2. Beat Hollow, Jerry Bailey, 6-1
3. Medecis, Alex Solis, 15-1
4. Good Journey, Pat Day, 8-1
5. Domedriver, Thierry Thulliez, 15-1
6. Green Fee, John Velazquez, 50-1
7. Aldebaran, Jorge Chavez, 15-1
8. Del Mar Show, Pat Valenzuela, 20-1
9. Boston Common, Rene Douglas, 50-1
10. Rock Of Gibraltar, Mick Kinane, 1-1
11. Touch of the Blues, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1
12. Dress to Thrill, Patrick Smullen, 30-1
13. Landseer, Edgar Prado, 8-1
14. Nuclear Debate, Gary Stevens, 30-1

NAPA Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), $1 million, six furlongs
Post Time 2:10 p.m. Central
Post Position, Horse, Jockey, Odds
1. Thunderello, Edgar Prado, 50-1
2. Kalookan Queen, Mike Smith, 8-1
3. Disturbingthepeace, Victor Espinoza, 15-1
4. Carson Hollow, John Velazquez, 20-1
5. Touch Tone, Jorge Chavez, 30-1
6. Xtra Heat, Harry Vega, 5-1
7. Wake At Noon, Emile Ramsammy, 50-1
8. Bonapaw, Gerald Melancon, 6-1
9. Kona Gold, Alex Solis, 6-1
10. Orientate, Jerry Bailey, 5-2
11. Crafty C.T., Pat Valenzuela, 15-1
12. Swept Overboard, Corey Nakatani, 5-1
13. Day Trader, Pat Day, 20-1

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), $1 million, 1 ¼ miles turf
Post Time 2:45 p.m. Central
Post Position, Horse, Jockey, Odds
1. Riskaverse, Mark Guidry, 15-1
2. Islington, Kieran Fallon, 9-2
3. Turtle Bow, Christophe Soumillon, 15-1
4. Dublino, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1
5. Banks Hill, Jerry Bailey, 3-1
6. Golden Apples, Pat Valenzuela, 5-2
7. Gossamer, Jamie Spencer, 15-1
8. Zenda, Richard Hughes, 12-1
9. Chopinina, Emile Ramsammy, 50-1
10. Owsley, Edgar Prado, 50-1
11. Starine, John Velazquez, 12-1
12. Kazzia, Jorge Chavez, 5-1

Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), $1 million, 1 1/8 miles
Post Time 3:20 p.m. Central
Post Position, Horse, Jockey, Odds
1. Whywhywhy, Pat Day, 6-1
2. Kafwain, Victor Espinoza, 12-1
3. Hold That Tiger, Kieran Fallon, 12-1
4. Listen Indy, Alex Solis, 30-1
5. Bull Market, Jerry Bailey, 12-1
6. Vindication, Mike Smith, 4-1
7. Van Nistelrooy, John Velazquez, 15-1
8. Lone Star Sky, Mark Guidry, 15-1
9. Sky Mesa, Edgar Prado, (SCRATCHED)
10. Zavata, Gary Stevens, 20-1
11. Tomahawk, Mick Kinane, 15-1
12. Most Feared, Pat Valenzuela, 30-1
13. Wando, Richard Migliore, 15-1
14. Toccet, Jorge Chavez, 6-1

John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), $2 million, 1 ½ miles turf
Post Time 3:55 p.m. Central
Post Position, Horse, Jockey, Odds
1. Denon, Edgar Prado, 5-1
2. Ballingarry, Kent Desormeaux, 5-1
3. Falcon Flight, Pat Valenzuela, 12-1
4. Golan, Kieran Fallon, 3-1
5. High Chaparral, Mick Kinane, 8-5
6. Perfect Soul, John Velazquez, 50-1
7. With Anticipation, Pat Day, 15-1
8. The Tin Man, Mike Smith, 15-1

Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), $4 million, 1 ¼ miles
Post Time 4:35 p.m. Central
Post Position, Horse, Jockey, Odds
1. E Dubai, Jorge Chavez, 12-1
2. Volponi, Jose Santos, 50-1
3. War Emblem, Victor Espinoza, 3-1
4. Dollar Bill, Pat Day, 30-1
5. Perfect Drift, Robby Albarado, 20-1
6. Macho Uno, Gary Stevens, 20-1
7. Medaglia d'Oro, Jerry Bailey, 7-2
8. Evening Attire, Shaun Bridgmohan, 8-1
9. Harlan's Holiday, John Velazquez, 10-1
10. Hawk Wing, Mick Kinane, 5-1
11. Came Home, Mike Smith, 4-1
12. Milwaukee Brew, Edgar Prado, 15-1

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