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Breeders Cup 2015

Caleb's Posse Targets Tom Fool

Caleb's Posse, ridden by jockey Rajiv Maragh and trained by Donnie Von Hemel wins the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on November 5, 2011.

Caleb’s Posse, the only 3-year-old male to win two Grade 1 races in 2011, will begin his 2012 campaign with a start in the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap run over six furlongs on the inner track at Aqueduct Racetrack on Gotham Day, Saturday, March 3, according to trainer Donnie Von Hemel.


“Right now our plan is to run in the Tom Fool,” said Von Hemel, who trains Caleb’s Posse for McNeil Stables and Cheyenne Stables. “It is a good chance to get him acclimated with Aqueduct and also provides great timing to the Carter [Grade 1, Aqueduct, $400,000, seven furlongs, Saturday, April 7]. The enhanced purses [at Aqueduct] certainly get everyone’s attention and is a factor in any decision that we make.”


The bay Posse colt was a brilliant performer during the 2011 Saratoga Race Course meet, following up a dominant four-length victory in the Grade 2 Amsterdam with an electrifying stretch rally to defeat Eclipse champion Uncle Mo by a nose in the Grade 1 Foxwoods King’s Bishop on Travers Day.


Caleb’s Posse closed out his stellar year with a four-length triumph over Preakness winner Shackleford in the Grade 1, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs.


The colt has posted four registered workouts in 2012, including a four-furlong bullet at Oaklawn Park on February 5.


“He has been doing great,” Von Hemel said. “If everything goes well in his next few starts, the Met Mile [at Belmont Park on Monday, May 28] is a goal of ours.”



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Tough place for a closer but he has the big move to ovecome the track bias

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