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The Breeders' Cup horses come out on the track for their special workout time at 7:30am after the rennovation break.

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Breeders' Cup Barn and Workouts

Date: 10/27/2018

Friday afternoon was wet and cold as several horses arrived at Churchill Downs, while on Saturday morning it rained early then moved to just overcast later with temperatures in the high 40's during training hours. The main track was rated muddy and the turf course not open for use. The post position draw will be Monday evening, so check out all the entries, post positions, and morning line odds here later that night.

Here are photos for 42 of the horses at the barns on Friday afternoon or on the track Saturday morning. All Breeders' Cup contenders must be on the grounds 72 hours prior to their race. Click the small picture to see a larger version.

    Friday

horse racing breeders cup La Force (Distaff) arrived at Churchill Downs from California aboard a Kalitta Charters flight on Friday afternoon. Winless since February, she finished 2nd in her last 3 starts, the Beholder Mile (G1), Clement Hirsch (G1), and Zenyatta Stakes (G1).
horse racing breeders cup Midnight Bisou (Distaff) galloped on the main track both Friday and Saturday for trainer Steve Asmussen. She was second behind Monomoy Girl in the Cotillion (G1) after finishing 3rd in the Alabama (G1).
horse racing breeders cup Anonymity (Filly and Mare Sprint) arrived at Churchill Downs from California aboard a Kalitta Charters flight on Friday afternoon. She finished 2nd in her last 2 starts, the Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) and the L.A. Woman Stakes (G3).
horse racing breeders cup Mia Mischief (Filly and Mare Sprint) galloped once around the main track for trainer Steve Asmussen. She comes here off 2nd place finishes in the Test (G1) and Prioress (G2) both at Saratoga.
horse racing breeders cup Tight Ten (Juvenile) galloped once around the main track for trainer Steve Asmussen. He won his debut at Churchill Downs then was second in both the Saratoga Special (G2) and Iroquois (G3).
horse racing breeders cup Bellafina (Juvenile Fillies) arrived at Churchill Downs from California aboard a Kalitta Charters flight on Friday afternoon. She comes here off a 3 race win streak including the Sorrento (G2), Del Mar Debutante (G1), and Chandelier (G1).

    Saturday

horse racing breeders cup Axelrod (Classic) worked 4f in company with stablemate Vibrance in 48.40, through fractions of 12.20, 24.20, and 36.20, out 6f in 1:14.60. Trainer Mike McCarthy said, "The Indiana Derby (G3) was his breakthrough. He has a lot of confidence now and thinks he can do anything. It was no disgrace losing to McKinzie, who is probably the best 3-year-old still running."
horse racing breeders cup Bravazo (Classic) is winless since the Risen Star (G2) in February, and comes here off a 7th place finish in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) after finishing 3rd in the Travers (G1).
horse racing breeders cup Catholic Boy (Classic) comes here off a 3 race win streak including the Pennine Ridge (G3), Belmont Derby (G1), and Travers (G1).
horse racing breeders cup Yoshida (Classic) has 2 wins in 4 starts. this year: the Old Forrester Turf Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs in May and the Woodward (G1) at Saratoga in September.
horse racing breeders cup Arklow (Turf) won the Calumet Farm Turf Cup at Ellis Park, the Kentucky Turf Cup (G3) at Kentucky Downs, and then was 2nd in the Sycamore (G3) at Keeneland.
horse racing breeders cup Awesome Slew (Dirt Mile) hasn't won since the Ack Ack (G3) last September. He was 5th in this year's Ack Ack (G3) after finishing 7th in the Forego (G1).
horse racing breeders cup Baby Nina (Juvenile Fillies) won the Miss Ohio at Thistledown before finishing 10th in the Spinaway (G1) and 3rd in the John Galbreath Memorial.
horse racing breeders cuphorse racing breeders cup Bellafina (Juvenile Fillies) jogged once around the muddy track after arriving from California on Friday. She comes here off a 3 race win streak including the Sorrento (G2), Del Mar Debutante (G1), and Chandelier (G1).
horse racing breeders cup Bucchero (Turf Sprint) galloped over the muddy going on Saturday. He comes here off his Woodford (G2) win at Keeneland for trainer Tim Glyshaw.
horse racing breeders cup Channel Maker (Turf) won the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) at Belmont after finishing 2nd in the Sword Dancer (G1) at Keeneland.
horse racing breeders cup Chanteline (Turf Sprint) won the Franklin County Stakes (G3) last out at Keeneland. She galloped on Saturday for trainer Steve Asmussen.
horse racing breeders cup City of Light (Dirt Mile) was pre-entered in the Classic but trainer Mike McCarthy said, "Barring anything crazy happening this week, he will go in the Dirt Mile. I will be very excited to lead him over there." He was 2nd in the Forego (G1) last out.
horse racing breeders cup Finley'sluckycharm (Filly & Mare Sprint) was a disappointing 7th in the Ballerina (G1) after winning the Honorable Miss Handicap (G2).
horse racing breeders cup Forty Under (Juvenile Turf) at the barn on Saturday afternoon. He has 2 straight turf wins, including the Pilgrim Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park.
horse racing breeders cup Fuhriously Kissed (Distaff) won an allowance at Thistledown before finishing 4th in the Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.
horse racing breeders cup Golden Mischief (Filly & Mare Sprint) comes here off a 3 race winning streak including the Saylorville at Prairie Meadows, the West Virginia Secretary of State Stakes at Mountaineer, and the Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) at Keeneland.
horse racing breeders cup Imperial Hint (Sprint) comes here off a 3 race win streak including the True North (G2) at Belmont, the A.G. Vanderbilt (G1) at Saratoga, and the Vosburgh Invitational (G1) at Belmont.
horse racing breeders cup King of Speed (Juvenile Turf) comes here off a 2 race win streak, the Del Mar Juvenile Turf and the Zuma Beach Stakes. Jeff Bonde trains for owner Del Secco DCS Inc.
horse racing breeders cup Liam the Charmer (Turf) will need one defection in order to draw into the field, as he is not cross-entered elsewhere. He won the John Henry Turf Championship (G2) at Santa Anita last out.
horse racing breeders cup Mia Mischief (Filly & Mare Sprint) comes here off 2nd place finishes in the Test (G1) and Prioress (G2) both at Saratoga.
horse racing breeders cup Midnight Bisou (Distaff) won the Cotillion (G1) after the disqualification of Monomoy Girl and finished 3rd in the Alabama (G1).
horse racing breeders cup Miss Sunset (Filly & Mare Sprint) was 4th in the Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) after winning the CERF Stakes at Del Mar.
horse racing breeders cup Mom's On Strike (Filly & Mare Turf) was second the in the Waya at Saratoga and the Ramsey Farm Stakes at Kentucky Downs. She galloped twice around for trainer Joe Sharp.
horse racing breeders cup Monomoy Girl (Distaff) could have been a perfect 6 for 6 in 2018, including wins in the Grade 1 Ashland, Kentucky Oaks, Acorn, and Coaching Club American Oaks, but was disqualified to second in the Cotillion behind Midnight Bisou. The 3-year-old Brad Cox trainee faces older fillies and mares for the first time on Saturday.
horse racing breeders cup Paved (Filly & Mare Turf) was a close second in the Rodeo Drive (G1) at Santa Anita last out after disappointing in 6th in the Del Mar Oaks (G1). Mike McCarthy trains the 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road.
horse racing breeders cup Princesa Carolina (Juvenile Fillies Turf) will need 4 defections in order to draw into the field. After breaking her maiden at second asking she was 5th in the Jessamine (G2) at Keeneland.
horse racing breeders cup Promises Fulfilled (Sprint) comeshere off a 3 race win streak including the Amsterdam (G3) and Allen Jerkens (G1) at Saratoga and the Phoenix (G2) at Keeneland.
horse racing breeders cup Quarteto de Cordas (Turf) ships in from Brazil where he won the Grande Premio Brasil (G1) before finishing 2nd in the Copa ABCPCC Mathias Machline (G1), both at Gavea. Ian Wilkes takes over the training duties.
horse racing breeders cup Reflect (Juvenile Fillies) worked 5f in 1:00 under jockey Jose Ortiz Jr. through fractions of 12.40, 23.40, 35.40, and 47.60, out 6f in 1:13.60 and 7f in 1:27.80. Julie Clark, assistant to trainer Keith Desormeaux said, "I liked it; she did it pretty easy. Jose liked her last week too (a half-mile in 48.40). He said she does it so easy and feels like there is another gear there."
horse racing breeders cup Restless Rider (Juvenile Fillies) is 3 for 4 so far, including wins in the Debutante at Churchill and the Alcibiades (G1) at Keeneland.
horse racing breeders cup Serengeti Empress (Juvenile Fillies) won the Ellis Park Debutante by 13 lengths and then the Pocahontas (G2) at Churchill by 19 lengths for trainer Tom Amoss.
horse racing breeders cup Seven Trumpets (Dirt Mile) is winless since an allowance during the Churchill spring meeting, but was 2nd in the Dwyer (G3) and Allen Jerkens (G1) before finishing 3rd in the Gallant Bob (G3).
horse racing breeders cup Signalman (Juvenile) worked 4f in 47.60 under jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. through fractions of 11.60 and 23.00, out 5f in 1:01 and 6f in 1:15. He comes here off a 2nd place finish in the Breeders Futurity (G1) at Keeneland.
horse racing breeders cup Tight Ten (Juvenile) won his debut at Churchill Downs then was second in both the Saratoga Special (G2) and Iroquois (G3).
horse racing breeders cup Topper T (Juvenile) moves from original trainer Ray Tracy Jr. to Bill Mott for the Breeders' Cup. He won the Iowa Cradle Stakes at Prairie Meadows and then was second in the Shakopee Juvenile at Canterbury.
horse racing breeders cup Tracksmith (Juvenile Turf) will need 4 defections in order to draw into the race. After winning his debut he was 2nd in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile and then 6th in the Bourbon (G3).
horse racing breeders cup Vibrance (Juvenile Fillies) worked 4f in company with stablemate Vibrance in 48.40, through fractions of 12.20, 24.20, and 36.20, out 6f in 1:14.80. "I just wanted them to stretch their legs," trainer Mike McCarthy said. "Conditions were not ideal weather wise but I knew they would do a good job with the track. I was more than pleased with the works."
horse racing breeders cup Warrior's Club (Sprint) is winless since the Commonwealth (G3) at Keeneland in April. He was 6th last out in the Ack Ack (G3) at Churchill Downs.
horse racing breeders cup Will Call (Turf Sprint) was second behind Bucchero in the Woodford (G2) at Keeneland. Brad Cox trains for owner-breeder Klein Racing and co-owner Madaket Stable.
horse racing breeders cup Wonder Gadot (Distaff) flies the Canadian flag on Saturday, winner of the Queen's Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes before disappointing in 10th in the Travers (G1) then a distant 3rd in the Cotillion for trainer Mark Casse and owner Gary Barber.
Full info on all the Breeders' Cup races:

Friday: Juvenile Turf Sprint   Juvenile Fillies Turf   Juvenile Fillies   Juvenile Turf   Juvenile  
Saturday: F&M Sprint   Turf Sprint   Dirt Mile   F&M Turf   Sprint   Mile   Distaff   Turf   Classic

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