Trainer Patrick Biancone will stable 24 of his charges at Turfway Park through October to train over the track's Polytrack surface. The horses are expected on the grounds Oct. 2. Among them are Stream Cat, Angara, Henny Hughes, Luas Line, Pomeroy, Ball Four, and Asi Siempre.
Biancone, who won the Kentucky Cup Juvenile (gr. III) at Turfway Sept. 17 with Stream Cat, said he decided to bring his horses to the track to prepare them for the Keeneland meet and the Breeders' Cup. "We really want to use the facility. I like it very much; it's a lovely surface. The Keeneland meet is the biggest in the country, so we want to keep them ready and win a few races."
Asked about Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship day Oct. 29 at Belmont Park, he said, "A few may go. We will decide after their next races. The track is going to be perfect to keep them in good condition, keep them sound, for the big day."
Pomeroy, a grade I winner who most recently won a decisive victory in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. II), is ranked among the best sprinters in the country.
Angara, who two races ago scored the Beverly D. (gr. IT) at Arlington over Megahertz and Melhor Ainda, finished fifth in her most recent outing, racing against males in the Man o' War (gr. I) at Belmont.
Luas Line and Asi Siempre finished one-two in the Garden City Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont. Both are stakes winners in Europe, Luas Line in Ireland and Asi Siempre in France.
Henny Hughes, undefeated through his first three starts including the Saratoga Special (gr. II), most recently finished second behind First Samarai in the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.
In addition to Stream Cat's Kentucky Cup victory, Biancone earned a third-place finish in the Turfway Breeders' Cup (gr. III) with Whoopi Cat, and his charges Ball Four and Salford City finished second and fourth, respectively, behind Shaniko in the Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II). All four Kentucky Cup runners are scheduled to come to Turfway.
Also expected to ship in are Garibaldi, Sabatini, N'twingazuri, Grand Survival, True Blessing, Trick's Pic, Silver Cup, Paddy's Daisy, Gorella, Countess Scala, Kalium, Cheerful, Scipion, Comacina, and Spanish Chestnut.