Quiet, Cold Day at Churchill Downs

Also-eligibles and Indian Gracey are only Nov. 5 scrathes.

It was an overcast, blustery cold morning at Churchill Downs Nov. 5 on the first day of the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

In addition to all the also-eligibles in the Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) and Sentient Jet Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. IT), the only scratch on the Friday card was the previously announced defection of Indian Gracey from the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) due to a sore right front foot.

Most of the key horses went to the track to stretch their legs, but there were no workouts.

With access to the stable area restricted more than earlier in the week, there was not nearly as big of a crowd following super mare Zenyatta when she went to the track around 9:15 a.m. EDT.

The morning training regimen was interrupted by a loose horse from the barn of Eddie Kenneally, but it had no impact on any of the Breeders’ Cup horses.