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Joe Talamo Jockey Cam Records Rock Me Baby Breeders’ Cup Workout

October 30, 2013 · By Dawn Lenert · Share

Rock Me Baby and Jockey Joe Talamo with Jockey Cam for Final Breeders' Cup Workout

Want to take a ride on a Breeders’ Cup horse? You’ll get a real sense of what it’s like if you watch this video of Rock Me Baby’s final prep for the $1,000,000 Breeder’s Cup Turf Sprint (G1).

Listen in behind the scenes in the barn as trainer Craig Dollase gives workout instructions to jockey Joe Talamo. Check out the horse’s ears as he picks up speed leading into the work, keenly attuned to the subtle cues Joe provides, telling him it’s time to roll! The meat of the video begins at the 0:33 mark.

West Point Thoroughbreds Rock Me Baby completed his final race preparations at Hollywood Park on October 30th. He worked three furlongs in 36:60 earning the rare west coast notation of breezing, which means he did it effortlessly. Rocky is ready to contest the Breeders’ Cup. Watch his race Saturday, November 2nd on NBC Sports Network coverage at 2:05 p.m. PT.

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