Todd Pletcher said all 11 of his Breeders' Cup horses were fine the morning of Nov. 7.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2007
Silver Timber, winner of the April 30 Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs, will break from post 5 against a full field in the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT).
Edward Evans' Quality Road breezed a half-mile in :48 3/5 at Churchill Downs Oct. 31 in his final work before the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at the Kentucky racetrack.
Todd Pletcher has pre-entered 11 horses -- more than any other trainer at the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships to be held Nov. 5-6 at Churchill Downs.
Part of Todd Pletcher's Breeders' Cup brigade took to Belmont's training track to breeze one final time before they depart for Churchill Downs Oct. 26.
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Led by Quality Road, Breeders' Cup World Championship contenders from the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher were hard at work at Belmont Park over the weekend.
The daughter of Speightstown wins her fourth turf sprint of the year. Trainer Todd Pletcher has the top two finishers.
Check the Label took over from odds-on favorite Rose Catherine approaching the eighth-pole and pulled clear under Julien Leparoux for a three-quarters of a length victory in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes (gr. IIIT).
D' Funnybone, trained by Rick Dutrow Jr., will go for his fourth grade II score March 20 at Gulfstream when he leads a field of nine in the Swale Stakes.
Jockey Robby Albarado pushed the button on Tapitsfly approaching mid-stretch and the gray/roan daughter of Tapit responded willingly to produce a neck victory over the pacesetting Rose Catherine in Oak Tree's $909,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita Nov. 6.
|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|Owner||Paul P. Pompa, Jr.|
|Breeder||Janavar Thoroughbreds, LLC|
|Rose Catherine View Five-Cross Pedigree||Speightstown||Gone West|
|Great Plains Lady||Peaks and Valleys|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Indian Creek, agent||($110,000)|
|Yearling||Hidden Brook, agent for Paul J. Pompa Jr.||EATON SALES AGENT, agent||$410,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Hidden Brook, agent||($290,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.