$6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I)
Three-Year-Olds & Up
1 1/4 Miles
Arrogate/Hoppertunity – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s Breeders’ Cup Classic duo both galloped 1 3/8m Friday morning under exerciserider Dana Barnes.
“Probably they’ll just walk tomorrow, but I won’t make that decision until 6 in the morning,” Baffert said. “They’re both ready as they can be and if they do anything (Saturday morning) it will be very light.”
California Chrome – When you train the world’s richest thoroughbred and are favored to take home the top prize money of $3,600,000 from the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, one would assume that solid conditioning, meticulous planning and a little racing luck should suffice. But, leaving nothing to chance, California Chrome’s connections will be taking some additional insurance by wearing their “lucky” attire for the 1 1/4m fixture.