17 October ’17
The Breeders’ Cup races will be run on Friday Nov. 3 and Saturday Nov. 4 at Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif. http://www.breederscup.com/
There will be four races on Nov.3 and nine races on Nov. 4.
The last Nov. 4 race will be the 1- 1/4 mile Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade 1).
Our previews and race coverage will focus on horses that raced at Gulfstream and /or at Tampa Bay this year and on horses with other Florida connections.
Prominent on our list is Gunnevera, this year’s winner of the 1- 1/16 mile Fountain of Youth (Grade 2) at Gulfstream and runner-up to West Coast in the 1-¼ mile Travers at Saratoga (Grade 1). Both races are for 3-year-olds.
Gunnevera is trained by Antonio Sano, a South Florida resident whose year-round stable is at Calder.
Sano is training Gunnevera toward the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Trainer Bob Baffert is pointing West Coast toward the Breeders’ Cup Classic or the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Grade 1), to be run on Nov. 3.
The Breeders’ Cup Classic is scheduled to be the final race for the 4 year-old Arrogate, who is trained by Baffert.
Arrogate won the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and later won the Inaugural Pegasus World Cup.