Making his graded stakes debut and first start with blinkers, Dreamy Kid pulled an upset in Saturday's Grade 2, $150,000 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park, catching 1-2 favorite Coil in the final stride.
Richard's Kid will not start in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6, and he will be sent to Dubai for racing this winter, trainer Bob Baffert said on Tuesday.
Richard's Kid successfully defended his title in the $1 million Pacific Classic on Saturday, closing from the back of the field to get his first Grade 1 victory of the year.
A string of 16 consecutive losses, including 12 stakes, ended for Dakota Phone in Saturday's $200,000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar.
So what if Awesome Gem needed 13 starts in Grade 1 races over 40 months to finally win a race at that level in Saturday's $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park?
Richard's Kid, the winner of the 2009 Pacific Classic, will make his first start since a seventh-place finish in the Dubai World Cup in March in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup on Saturday.
The elements that seemed to work against Richard's Kid in Sunday's $150,000 San Antonio Handicap at Santa Anita made his narrow victory after a remarkable stretch rally even more breathtaking.