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SANTA ANITA HAS 41 HORSES PRE-ENTERED FOR B.C, GAME ON DUDE, AMAZOMBIE AMONG LOCAL CONTINGENT, TWO-DAY BREEDERS’ CUP AT CHURCHILL DOWNS NOV. 4 & 5
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2011)—Game On Dude and Amazombie head a strong contingent of 41 horses that are either based or made their most recent starts at Santa Anita and were pre-entered on Wednesday for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4 & 5.
Game On Dude, a winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 5, and was most recently victorious in the Grade I Goodwood Stakes on Oct. 1, was pre-entered for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Trained by Bob Baffert, he is owned by Joe Torre’s Diamond Pride Stable, Lanni, Mercedes and Schiappa.
Game On Dude will again be ridden by Chantal Sutherland, who is seeking to become the first female jockey to win the Classic.
Amazombie, a 5-year-old California-bred gelding owned in-part and trained by Bill Spawr, comes off a rousing win in the Grade I Ancient Title Stakes on Oct. 8 and has been pre-entered in the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Spawr and co-owner Thomas Sanford have again engaged Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith to ride.
Both the Classic and the Sprint will be run on Nov. 5. Hall of Famer Baffert pre-entered both Euroears and The Factor in the Sprint.
Euroears, a disappointing eighth in the Grade I Vosburgh at Belmont Park Oct. 1, worked a sensational five furlongs at Santa Anita on Oct. 24, registering a bullet 56.60 drill.
The Factor, a winner of the Grade I Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar on Aug. 28, faded to fourth as the 4-5 favorite in the Ancient Title Stakes. The Factor was also pre-entered for the Breeders’ Cup Mile and Baffert has indicated he may be leaning to the Mile with the grey son of War Front.
Three Santa Anita-based fillies, headed by the undefeated Weemissfrankie, were pre-entered in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, to be run on Nov. 4.
Trained by Peter Eurton, Weemissfrankie was an impressive winner of the 1 1/16 miles Grade I Oak Leaf Stakes on Oct. 2, which was the New York-bred’s first attempt at two turns. She is owned by Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable, Ciaglia and Rob Dyrdek, of MTV fame.
Heinz Steinmann’s Creative Cause heads a powerful three-horse Santa Anita contingent in the Grey Goose Juvenile Colts, to be run Nov. 5.
The Kentucky-bred son of Giant’s Causeway stretched out for the first time in the Grade I Norfolk Stakes on Oct. 1 and responded with a convincing 3 ½ length victory. Trained by Mike Harrington, Creative Cause will again be ridden by Joel Rosario.
The Bob Baffert-trained Drill, second at 3-5 to Giant’s Causeway in the Norfolk, and the Peter Miller-conditioned Majestic City, second in the Grade I Breeders Futurity at Keeneland on Oct. 8, were also pre-entered in the Juvenile.
The Simon Callaghan-trained Dubawi Heights, fresh off victory in the Grade I Yellow Ribbon Stakes on Oct. 1, looms large among a group of five locally based fillies and mares in the $2 million Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf on Nov. 4.
A 4-year-old Irish-bred filly, Dubawi Heights sports a 4-1-0 record from five starts this year. She was joined at the pre-entry party by locals Cambina, Cozi Rosie, Harmonious and Medaglia d’Amour.
Multiple Grade I stakes winning Turbulent Descent heads a group of five locals pre-entered in the $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at seven furlongs on Nov. 4.
Trained by Mike Puype and owned by Blinkers On Racing Stable and William Strauss, the 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Congrats has been idle since winning the Grade I Test Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 6.
Locals Champagne d’Oro, Great Hot, Irish Gypsy and Switch were also pre-entered in the Filly and Mare Sprint.
California-bred Caracortado heads a list of four local charges pre- entered in the five furlong Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint on Nov. 5.
Bred and owned in-part by trainer Mike Machowsky, Caracortado comes off a hard fought win in the Grade II Del Mar Mile (turf) on Aug. 27. He’ll again be ridden by Joe Talamo.
Glen Hill Farm’s Broken Dreams, a winner of Santa Anita’s Grade III Senator Ken Maddy Stakes on Sept. 30; Hi Card Ranch’s California Flag, winner of the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Sprint and the Grade III Morvich Stakes on Oct. 10 and the Mike Mitchell-trained Camp Victory, were also pre-entered in the Turf Sprint.
Admission gates open at Santa Anita on Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. The first race from Churchill Downs will go at 11 a.m. First live race post time at Santa Anita is 12:50 p.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 5, Santa Anita’s admission gates will open at 8 a.m. The first race from Churchill Downs will go at 9 a.m. First live race post time at Santa Anita is scheduled for 10:40 a.m.
For more information, go to www.santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.