The focus at Santa Anita Oct. 21 was on the official entries and post position draws for the 14 Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 24-25.
The first draw, set for 11:15 a.m. (PT; 1:15 p.m. ET) will be for the following 10 races;
--$1 million Sentient Flight Group Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
--$1 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
--$2 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I)
--$500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon
--$1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
--$1 million TVG Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
--$2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT)
--$2 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I)
--$1 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf
--$2 million Sentient Flight Group Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. 1
The second draw, at 1 p.m. (PT; 4 p.m. ET), consists of:
--$2 million Emirates Airline Filly and Mare Turf (gr. I)
--$2 million Ladies Classic (gr. I)--Esther
--$3 million Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I)
--$5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)
Full previews of all races, including the post position order, will be posted at bloodhorse.com as soon as they are available.
Meanwhile, on another sunny morning in Southern California, there were a handful of workouts, including Daytona (4 furlongs in :47 4/5), Spring House (4 furlongs in :47 4/5), Tiz Elemental (3 furlongs, :36 4/5, training track) Surf Cat (4 furlongs, :45 4/5), and Magnificience (3 furlongs, :35 1/5).
In a holdover report from Monday, trainer Ron Ellis said Believe in Hope, the third-place finisher in the grade I Norfolk, is out of the Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) after developing a temperature Sunday.
The defection of Believe in Hope means that Gallant Son, a winner of four straight races at Emerald Downs, gets into the field.
“That’s where we want to be,” said Frank Lucarelli, the trainer of Gallant Son. “It’s unfortunate for them, but it’s good for us.”