Breeders’ Cup 2013 Classic Runners Profiles

This will be one of the most exciting Breeders Cup in a while with lots of talented jockeys and it will be hard to predict who will win.

We have covered the brief profiles of the entrants and the horse racing previews¬†for the Breeders’ Cup Classic 2013 to be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on Saturday.

1. LAST GUNFIGHTER; Javier Castellano; Chad Brown; 20-1; has won seven of 13 career starts, including four in this season. The 36-year-old, Castellano won the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Classic.

2. PAYNTER; Martin Garcia; Bob Baffert; 12-1; Finished as a runner-up in last year’s Belmont Stakes and has won one from four in this season.

3. PLANTEUR; Ryan Moore; Marco Botti; 20-1; European galloper finished third in Dubai World Cup each of the past two years. Moore won English Derby this year on board Ruler of the World.

4. MORENO; Joseph Talamo; Eric Guillot; 15-1; In his most recent race, he finished second in the Pennsylvania Derby.

5. DECLARATION OF WAR; Joseph O’Brien; Aidan O’Brien; 10-1; Irish runner has won seven of 12 career starts. O’Brien has won seven Breeders’ Cup races, but not the Classic.

6. MUCHO MACHO MAN; Gary Stevens; Kathy Ritvo; 5-1; Finished runner-up in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic and third in the 2011 Kentucky Derby.

7. FORT LARNED; Brian Hernandez Jr; Ian Wilkes; 6-1; Fort Larned has won twice in this year for his Australian-born trainer Wilkes.

8. PALACE MALICE; John Velazquez; Todd Pletcher; 10-1; Velazquez won 10 Breeders’ Cup races and Pletcher seven but neither has won the Classic.

9. GAME ON DUDE; Mike Smith; Bob Baffert 8-5; One of the favourite to win. Finished seventh last year. Smith has won three times the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

10. WILL TAKE CHARGE; Luis Saez; D. Wayne Lukas; 12-1; has won four times this season, including the Pennsylvania Derby and the Travers Stakes. Trainer Lukas won the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 1999 with Cat Thief.

11. RON THE GREEK; Jose Lezcano; Bill Mott; 8-1; won nine career races, two in this year. Mott, who has won the Breeders’ Cup Classic 1995 with Cigar and the 2011 race with Drosselmeyer.

12. FLAT OUT; Joel Rosario; Bill Mott; 12-1; The oldest runner in the race, won eight of 29 career starts. Rosario won the Dubai World Cup.

2013 Breeders’ Cup Race Schedule, Listed as Pacific time (GMT time)


1:45 p.m. (2045) Marathon ($500,000) 1 3/4 miles

2:25 p.m. (2125) Juvenile Turf ($1 million) 1 mile

3:05 p.m. (2205) Dirt Mile ($1 million) 1 mile

3:50 p.m. (2250) Juvenile Fillies Turf ($1 million) 1 mile

4:35 p.m. (2335) Distaff ($2 million) 1 1/8 miles


12:05 p.m. (1905) Juvenile Fillies ($2 million) 1 1/16 miles

12:43 p.m. (1943) Filly and Mare Turf ($2 million) 1 1/4 miles

1:21 p.m. (2021) Filly and Mare Sprint ($1 million) 7 furlongs

2:05 p.m.(2105) Turf Sprint ($1 million) 6.5 furlongs

2:43 p.m. (2143) Juvenile ($2 million) 1 1/16 miles

3:22 p.m. (2222) Turf ($3 million) 1 1/2 miles

4:01 p.m. (2301) Sprint ($1.5 million) 6 furlongs

4:40 p.m. (2340) Mile ($2 million) 1 mile

5:35 p.m. (0035) Classic ($5 million) 1 1/4 miles

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