With co-owner Everett Dobson in attendance, Caleb’s Posse
on Saturday turned in his second work at Keeneland in preparation for
his next start during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 5
at Churchill Downs. The 3-year-old Posse colt, who defeated champion
Uncle Mo to win the Foxwoods King’s Bishop (G1) at Saratoga on August
27, has been stabled at Keeneland since he was third in the Indiana
Derby (G2) at Hoosier on October 1.
week ago, Caleb’s Posse worked five furlongs in 1:02. This morning,
with exercise rider David Contreras aboard, he breezed six furlongs in
were pleased with his work,” trainer Donnie Von Hemel said. “He
finished up the last quarter right around :23 and galloped out well. I’m
glad to have that work out of the way and look forward to a couple of
Posse’s connections are learning toward racing in the Breeders’ Cup
Dirt Mile (G1) but also are considering the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup
Sprint (G1). Von Hemel said the colt likely would ship to Churchill on
Friday, October 28, and have his final Breeders’ Cup work – “something a
little lighter,” he said - on October 30 or October 31.
Hemel said Caleb’s Posse, who also won the Amsterdam (G2) at Saratoga,
Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown and Smarty Jones at Oaklawn this year, is
progressing right on schedule.
been running every four, five, six weeks pretty much all the way
through his career,” he said. “Today we planned on this being a pretty
good work, and he obliged.”
Cheyenne Stables LLC owns Caleb’s Posse in partnership with breeder Don
McNeill’s McNeill Stables LLC. On Friday, Dobson watched his 2-year-old
Empire Maker filly Clarinda, trained by Christophe Clement, run fifth
in her career debut. Dobson also has horses in New York with trainer
Kiaran McLaughlin, including Frizette (G1) third-place finisher Miss
Netta. He said the Street Sense filly is a contender for the Grey Goose
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1).
In other Breeders’ Cup news:
Trainer Charlie Lopresti said Turallure, a contender for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), would work Monday on the turf course with Julien Leparoux aboard.
Trainer Gerard Butler postponed Pachattack’s scheduled Saturday work to Sunday. He said the filly will go in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1).