Aidan O’Brien’s Runners Aiming for Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita

Aidan O'Brien's Arizona pointed at Santa Anita for Breeders' CupThe duo [of Arizona and Wichita] were beaten two lengths and two and three-quarter lengths respectively in the Group One heat, with Arizona notably closing the gap with the winner after trailing him by nine lengths in the National Stakes at the Curragh previously.

Trainer Aidan O’Brien was satisfied with their performances and could now look to Santa Anita on November 1 and 2 with the pair.

O’Brien said: “Arizona ran well, as we were worried about the ground for him. He’s a nice-moving horse.

“Arizona and Wichita are both possibles for the Breeders’ Cup, although Wichita might be a little bit more of a baby as he wasn’t out until later.”

The Ballydoyle handler also has Royal Lodge winner Royal Dornoch and Listed victor Fort Myers among his possible Santa Anita team.

He added: “Royal Dornoch is another possible for the Juvenile and Fort Myers who won in Dundalk is another that could go. We’ll see how they are in the next few weeks.”

Post Times for the Two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita

Source: Breeders’ Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (September 24, 2019) – The Breeders’ Cup today announced post times for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, which will be held on Nov. 1-2, 2019 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

The official race order and wagering menu for both days of the Championships will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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The 36th Breeders’ Cup begins on Friday, Nov. 1 with Future Stars Friday, featuring all five Breeders’ Cup World Championships races for 2-year-olds, which comprises half of the 10-race program. There will be four undercard races preceding the first Breeders’ Cup race, with first race post time at 10:45 a.m. PT.

Friday’s first Breeders’ Cup race will be Race #5, which will have a post time of 1:12 p.m. PT. The $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile will be the ninth race on the card, with a post time of 4:03 p.m. PT. Post time for the 10th and final race will be 4:43 p.m. PT.

There will be 12 races on the Saturday, Nov. 2 program, featuring nine Breeders’ Cup World Championships races. The day begins with three undercard races with a first race post time of 10:07 a.m. PT. The first Breeders’ Cup race will be Race #4, which will have a post time of 11:55 a.m. PT.

Post time for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Race #12, will be 5:44 p.m. PT.

2019 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
POST-TIMES
ALL TIMES PACIFIC

Friday, November 1
Race 1 10:45 AM
Race 2 11:20 AM
Race 3 11:55 PM
Race 4 12:32 PM
Race 5 1:12 PM
Race 6 1:52 PM
Race 7 2:32 PM
Race 8 3:12 PM
Race 9 4:03 PM TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
Race 10 4:43 PM

Saturday, November 2
Race 1 10:07 AM
Race 2 10:42 AM
Race 3 11:17 AM
Race 4 11:55 AM
Race 5 12:33 PM
Race 6 1:10 PM
Race 7 1:54 PM
Race 8 2:36 PM
Race 9 3:20 PM
Race 10 4:00 PM
Race 11 4:40 PM
Race 12 5:44 PM Breeders’ Cup Classic

ALL POST-TIMES ARE PACIFIC TIME

About Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 championship races (13 Grade 1 events and one Grade 2 race) with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held on November 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.