Breeders' Cup Here We Come
Just got out to California for the 2009 Breeder's Cup. Had a quick dinner with the President of the BC, Greg Avioli. He's done a great job building the BC brand over the last few years. More Europeans than ever before, betting with Betfair, large fields, twenty five million in purses. The BC is doing quite a few things right.
This is a week to cherish the horses and connections who will compete on Friday and Saturday. It's a time to give thanks and remember why we all love this game so much.
Awesome Gem is set for the Classic. I know we will be a longshot. I know he's not the fastest horse on paper. I also know he tries hard every time he runs and he's in the best form of his long career. You heard it here first, Awesome Gem, could shock the world on Saturday afternoon.
We are close to finding out if El Gato Malo go into the Turf Sprint. We are the first one on the outside looking in. Entries are on Tuesday morning. I just heard we many have one filly opting for the Filly/Mare Sprint instead of the Turf Sprint. We only need one. "The Bad Cat" is training well and this will be his third race back off a layoff. He'll show up on Saturday.
Lots of excitement all week. The big stage. Where everyone wants to be. Gotta be in it to win it. Hey, anything can happen. The list of sayings goes on and on. We'll line up in the starting gate on Saturday and let the best horse win.