We all know who the favorites are and who the contenders are. But we also know that no Breeders' Cup is complete without its share of longshots.
Red Desire (JPN)
- Bay Filly
- Born 2006
|Jockey||Kent J. Desormeaux|
|Owner||Tokyo Horse Racing Co., Ltd|
|Red Desire (JPN) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Manhattan Cafe (JPN)||Sunday Silence|
|Subtle Change (IRE)|
|Great Sunrise (GB)||Caerleon|
|Grace And Glory (GB)|
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