Millionaire Cosmonaut figures to be the clear favorite in the Nov. 23 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs. The field of seasoned, older runners features horses bred in Kentucky, California, Canada, England, and Ireland.
- Dark Bay or Brown Horse
- Born 2002
- CA -Bred
|Trainer||Bruce L. Jackson|
|Jockey||M. Clifton Berry|
|Owner||Paul J. Varni|
|Breeder||Denise B. Tyler|
|Brego View Five-Cross Pedigree||In Excess (IRE)||Siberian Express|
|Cheshire Cat (IRE)||Ezzoud (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Future Farm, agent for Alan and Denise Tyler||($27,000)|
|Two-year-old||Paul J. Varni||Havens Bloodstock Agency, agent||$40,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
The 17-1 shot Brego, given a patient ground-saving ride by Richard Eramia, rallied between horses and swept to the lead in deep stretch to earn a one-length victory in the $144,500 Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. Memorial Breeders' Cup Handicap on the Remington Park turf Sept. 3.
Southern California invader New Export, a 5-year-old Brazilian-bred from the barn of trainer Bobby Frankel, is the 4-5 morning line favorite in a six-horse field for Saturday's $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.