There are a lot of things we can debate as the Nov. 6-7 Breeders' Cup
World Championships approach: the wisdom of having racing's big event
run in back-to-back years at the same track, Santa Anita Park in
Southern California; the merits of synthetic surfaces vs. conventional
dirt tracks; whether champion Zenyatta should stay in her division or
take on the boys in the Classic; and if Jess Jackson did the right
thing by putting star filly Rachel Alexandra on the shelf, skipping the
Breeders' Cup, and waiting till next year.