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Henry Candy was on hand to supervise Limato in
some work and schooling through the gate ahead of
the Breeders Cup Mile at Santa Anita.
The Kingston Warren trainer arrived in California on
Wednesday evening with the gelding s owner Paul Jacobs
and connections expressed their delight at how the final
pieces of his preparation went.
Candy, who will be saddling his first runner in America,
said: "Apart from half-thinking about bringing Time
Charter here, it s never crossed my mind to have a runner
in the US, but Limato is probably the best horse I ve
ever trained and that s what you need out here. I m very
happy with the way he is.
"I think by the time they get to the first bend the
field will be fairly strung out. That will suit him, I just
don t want anything to be on the outer of him rounding
that first turn.
"This horse was a midget as a two-year-old, but he s
growing all the time and when I looked at him this
(Thursday) morning he looked bigger again.
"I put him through the stalls just now because I
thought it was in his interest to hear the bell ring and
happily Harry (Bentley) said that was the quickest he d
ever jumped, so much so that he nearly fell off the back
of him - he s certainly in the right frame of mind for
"This is as big an occasion as it gets and we re all
very excited. It s completely different to European racing,
but Limato has got a huge amount of speed and is very
"He was having a good look at everything around him
on the track, the problem as always will be getting the
saddle on him and it was a two-man job doing that this
morning, but I think he will enjoy every moment of the
occasion and his surroundings.
"It s fingers crossed but everything, touch wood, has
gone to plan so far."
Stoute happy at 'lucky' Santa Anita
Sir Michael Stoute, a man who has trained a record
four winners of the Breeders Cup Turf, arrived at the
track on Wednesday morning and declared Santa Anita
his favourite hunting ground in the United States.
The Freemason Lodge trainer is to saddle the inex-
perienced Ulysses in Saturday s renewal and also has
Queen s Trust in the line-up for a tilt at the Filly & Mare
On arrival trackside, Stoute declared: "I love Santa
Anita. It s been a very lucky place for us, but with Ulysses
this will be part of the learning curve.
"He s got a reasonable level of form at a mark of 116
but he does need to improve, he s just a baby and he s
been on his toes here but with each morning he ll be
"I think he will handle the ground and the track, it
will do him good mentally and although it s a gamble
pointing him at this race, I think it s the right thing to
do."Queen s Trust has, according to Stoute, been unlucky
in her races in the UK this year and he added: "I just
hope she gets the rub of the green.
"She was unlucky at Newbury when she was trapped
on the fence; she was messed about in the Ribblesdale;
was interfered with soon after the start on Champions
Day at Ascot and ran a beautiful race in the Nassau.
"She s fully entitled to be here."
Suedois out of Turf Sprint
David O Meara and his team have been dealt a blow
in being forced to rule Suedois out of the Breeders Cup
The French import, a Group Three winner in his
homeland, has yet to run a bad race this season and was
quietly fancied by some to go close on Saturday.
His best effort came at Newmarket when chasing
home Limato in the July Cup, while he has also been
placed in Haydock s Sprint Cup, the Duke of York and
the Prix de la Foret last time out.
However, he will not get the chance to test himself
again after hurting a foot in routine exercise.
O Meara tweeted: "Unfortunately #Suedois will not
run on Saturday. He has a stress fracture in his near fore
foot. Will be back for next year."
ARCADIA---The Breeders Cup is a fam-
ily affair for the O Briens from Ireland.
Horse racing s international festival,
the Breeders Cup features 13 season-
ending championships worth a combined
$28.5 million over Friday and Saturday at
Once again, many of the best runners
in the world will assemble for the prize
money and the prestige of taking home
Not surprisingly, the foreign contingent
is led by Aidan O Brien who brought 12
horses from his Ballydoyle training center
O Brien is the leading international
trainer in the Breeder s Cup with 10 wins,
ranking third overall. O Brien s horses
have earned a collective $17.2 million in
O Brien also brought along son Joseph,
a former Breeder s Cup winning jockey,
now following in his father s footsteps as
Joseph O Brien rode St. Nicholas Abbey
to victory in the 2011 Turf for his father.
Now O Brien, 23, could make history as
the youngest trainer of a Breeders Cup
winner if Intricately takes the $1 million
Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Joseph O Brien retired from the saddle
this summer after a losing battle to main-
tain riding weight.
"The last few months I was riding
became quite hard weight-wise. I don t
really miss it (the riding) and I love training
now," O Brien said.
Joseph O Brien will have brother Don-
nacha aboard Intricately, a 6-1 shot who
most recently captured the Moyglare Stud
Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland.
Joseph s biggest obstacle could be his
father. Aiden O Brien saddles two runners
in the race: Roly Poly, the 4-1 choice and
Hydrangea at 6-1.
The star of Aidan O Brien s Breeders
Cup crew is Found, the brilliant 4-year-
old filly who returns to defend her title
against the boys in the $4 million Turf.
She rallied from far back to win last
year over a rain-softened course at
Keeneland. Conditions should be firm
this weekend in sunny Southern Califor-
As if Found wasn t enough firepower,
O Brien will also send out Highland Reel,
the Arc runner-up.
The Turf, the richest grass race of the
weekend, also features Ulysses, trained
in England by Sir Michael Stoute.
Other notable international stars in the
Breeders Cup include:
• Aidan O Brien s Seventh Heaven in
the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf on Sat-
urday. The 3-year-old has already cap-
tured the Irish Oaks and the Yorkshire
Oaks this season. The race also includes
Japanese mare Nuovo Record, a career
winner of just under $5 million.
• Mongolian Saturday,returning to
defend his title in Saturday s $1 million
Turf Sprint. The first Breeders Cup win-
ner owned and trained by Mongolians
was greeted in last year s winner s circle
by a large group decked out in colorful
O'Briens make Breeders'
Cup a family affair
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade 1) 1m
1 r B r 8-10 r
2 i 8-10 r r
3 C r 8-10 zq z
4 v r 8-10 r r iz r
5 ( A) 8-10 C
6 Bi r 8-10 vi r
7 . . C i ( A) 8-10
8 i Cr 8-10 r
9 8-10 B ir
10 B wi r ( A) 8-10 r
11 ri 8-10 ri
12 i i 8-10 ri
13 r r r 8-10 r iz
14 i r ( A) 8-10
15 i C 8-10 i z
16 r r r 8-10 i i
Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
(Grade 1) 1m
1 y 9-0 vi r
2 y 8-11 ri
3 r 9-0 r i r i
4 i i r 9-0 ri i rr z
5 A r 8-11 y r B z
6 C r 8-11 C
7 y 9-0 ry v
8 r z 9-0 i i
9 r 8-11 r r
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
(Grade 1) 1m
1 y r 8-10 r
2 8-10 ri
3 w y y 8-10 vi r
4 i B r 8-10 ri
5 i ry i ry 8-10 r
6 C 8-10 i i
7 ri y 8-10 Bri
8 8-10 zq z
9 C v r 8-10 vi r
10 y 8-10 r iz
11 y 8-10 r r iz r
12 r 8-10 B r
13 y y 8-10 r
14 C r 8-10 r r
15 C r ir 8-10 zq z
(16) w i y 8-10 y
Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (Grade
1 ir 8-9 i i
2 v r 8-9 ri i rr z
3 C r i 8-12 zq z
4 C r 8-12 r
5 r i 8-12 i r i z
6 r v r ri 8-12 ri
7 A C r 8-12 r r
8 B r 8-12 ry v
In this August 20, 2016, file photo, California Chrome flies down the stretch on the way to
winning the Pacific Classic horse race at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif.
California Chrome will try to cap an undefeated year with a victory in the $6 million
Breeders' Cup Classic tomorrow at Santa Anita. A
BREEDERS CUP CARD
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