Reacting to strong criticism, California racing steward Scott Chaney explained the decision to allow the Breeders' Cup Classic win Nov. 1 by Bayern to stand in spite of obvious interference at the start.
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, a dominant winner of two grade I stakes in his last two starts, drew post 5 versus 12 other 2-year-old males in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1.
Secret Circle will try to become the second horse to win back-to-back editions of the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint after a full field of 14 entered the six-furlong race set for Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
Bob Baffert had just watched his Breeders' Cup Classic contender Bayern work five furlongs in :59 4/5 seconds when he saw trainer Kathy Ritvo waiting for her colt Fast Anna to break off in his work for the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint.
Dual Grade 1 winner Midnight Lucky has been withdrawn from consideration for the DraftKings Breeder's Cup Filly & Mare Sprint following a six-furlong workout Oct. 24 and will be retired, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed from Santa Anita Park.