Ashley, It was reported in Racing Post yesterday as well. ;) http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/arc-winner-found-given-classic-option-at-breeders-cup/2180150/#newsArchiveTabs=last7DaysNews
If you are asking about post positions, all the BC races will be drawn on MONDAY, Oct 31. The Classic and Distaff will be drawn at 3:30 P.M. (PT). The other eleven races will be drawn at 1:00 P.M. (PT). The first session will be livestreamed at BC.com; broadcasting for the second session is not yet determined. This BC bulletin gives a day-by-day schedule for important dates/deadlines beginning with Oct. 24. https://members.breederscup.com/doc%20repository/championships/soe.pdf
Watched the race on NYRA replay. She's fairly large for a 2 y/o, and has a long stride. I really loved the way she closed quickly, and was ridden confidently, after having run on the outside for the entire race!
KB, You do know that post times are not the same as the date/time of the "draw" for post positions? That's a sincere question after looking at the link. :)
Acinoyx, The Breeders' Cup 2016 (November 4th and 5th) post positions are drawn differently than most weekend races. I'll link this year's schedule for you; these races are ALL going to be drawn on Monday, October 31. Eleven of them will be drawn at 1:00 P.M. (Pacific time) and are supposed to be livestreamed. The Distaff and Classic will be drawn later that afternoon beginning at 3:30 P.M. with trainers interviewed after the draw is completed. As you can see from the document, arrangements for broadcasting the later draw are still to be announced. https://members.breederscup.com/doc%20repository/championships/soe.pdf
That's what I'm thinking as well. I posted the link on Baffert's HRN page a few minutes ago. ;)
As of this morning (per DRF) Martin Garcia has started working horses for Bob Baffert again. Baffert says Garcia approached him during the Del Mar meet and they've made a decision to work together after a six month "separation". Baffert says Garcia will help to complete his team at this time. Article is free. http://www.drf.com/news/trainer-baffert-jockey-garcia-together-again-after-six-month-break
Thanks for the article, BTN. After having read this account of the AP connections exchanging criticisms and "insights" into the others' actions, attitudes, and "motivations", I feel the need to add a few thoughts. For at least 10 years, Victor Espinoza has donated ~10% of his earnings to the City of Hope's pediatric oncology unit. That has been and will be ongoing, but he also donated his entire portion of the Belmont 2015 purse to them. http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-california-chrome-dwyre-20140513-column.html Bob Baffert's mention of not being invited to the White House was probably tongue-in-cheek due to the difference(s) of the administrations in office now and in the late '90's/early 2000's when his first TC attempts occurred. (Think Bill Clinton, a known horse racing fan.) Anyway, I wanted to point out VE's charitable side. :)
He did indeed; Hollywood Park, 1984. ;)
Not too surprised. The BH article says he did well on his physical work-up, and I initially thought he would be retired only if the radiographs showed something significant; apparently they were normal. I wish the provisions (in detail) of the stud contract, written in the spring, were public. Of course that isn't going to happen. Best wishes to him in his stud career. He provided me with thrilling moments throughout 2016!
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