Good night (if you’re GMT or related) from Santa Anita Arcadia Racetrack in Southern California, and good night should you’re fortunate sufficient to be within the US for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup – the closest factor racing has to a world championship, with horses from the US, Britain, Eire, France and Japan. We’ll be publishing 14 races with prize cash starting from $1 million (£807,000) to $6 million (£4.8 million).
the “Future Stars Friday” The cardboard contains 5 Breeders’ Cup races, all of which, because the identify suggests, are designated juveniles. European stables are strongly represented within the three races on turf – the racing occasions, the Turf Juvenile Fillies And the Juvenile grass – Whereas the principle occasion for American followers is infantile on grime, and supply potential clues to the front-runners for subsequent yr’s Kentucky Derby.
Frankie Dettori’s largest ambition now that he is determined to base himself at Santa Anita is to get a journey within the Run For The Roses, and though he would not have a journey within the Juvenile, the latest Pasadena-area-based jockey does get a mount in two The three turf races: Turf racing for occasions (21.00) then Al-Shabab Stadium at 23.40 GMT.
The three turf occasions on Friday’s card (the Turf for Juvenile Fillies at 22.20 GMT is the opposite) have all turn out to be prime targets for the Europeans, and 10 of the 15 Juvenile Fillies’ races have crossed the Atlantic, together with 5 taken by Aidan O’Brien alone.
O’Brien presents the primary and second favorites tonight Tiber River And unquestionableThere isn’t any clear opposition from the Individuals. Regardless of this, their fillies look stronger and will present good competitors to European-trained rivals, Fortunate allure And carla street, Whereas on the grime Tamara, The favourite for Juvenile Fillies (21.40) might definitely be one thing particular.
Some decisions for occasion occasions beginning with Nice ives An try to present Mick Appleby his first Breeders’ Cup winner is right here, together with some locals’ ideas on shifting Mr Dettori, and the stay weblog will run – hopefully – till the horses are again of their pens after the juvenile turf.
I hope so as a result of the wifi right here in Santa Anita is the slowest I’ve encountered for the reason that days of dial-up, and it is at present pushing my blood strain to an unsustainably excessive degree. If I out of the blue cease posting altogether, it both means the community has fully collapsed, or my head has exploded. Or perhaps each in fast succession.
Nevertheless, regardless of the technical points, I’m very a lot wanting ahead to sharing this superb occasion with you, as rapidly as doable, all through the following two days of world-class racing. We hope you all get fortunate, after which keep fortunate too.