With the November 7 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) being held over the Santa
Anita Pro-Ride for the second consecutive year, it makes sense to kick things
off with an examination of the Southern California scene. Two of the top three
finishers in last year's Juvenile, including the winning Midshipman (Unbridled's
Song), did all of their prep work in the region. Indeed, last year was a
continuation of a trend established in years when the Breeders' Cup was held on
Santa Anita's old dirt track. California-based runners also occupied two of the
top three slots in the Juvenile in 1986, 1993 and 2003.