For 20 of the 172 pre-entered horses in this year’s
Breeders’ Cup, the road to racing’s richest day runs right through New Jersey,
including five runners entered in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, North America’s
richest Thoroughbred race.
charge of Monmouth
Park performers are the
past two winners of the William Hill Haskell, Verrazano (2013) and Paynter
(2012), as well as two previous winners of the United Nations Stakes, Big Blue
Kitten (2013) and Teaks North (2011).
addition, five of the pre-entered horses in the Dirt Mile have found their way
to California via Monmouth Park,
including local favorite Pants on Fire, who won the 2011 Pegasus and was fifth
in that year’s Haskell Invitational. The
Kelly Breen-trainee, won the 2012 Skip Away Stakes at Monmouth and this year’s
scored in the Grade 2 Monmouth Cup.
Breeders’ Cup is at Santa Anita and will once again span two days, Nov. 1st
and 2nd. Monmouth Park
will offer full simulcast coverage of all action with a special Breeders’ Cup
party on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Turf Club.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by contacting Brian Skirka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
following is a complete list of the Breeders’ Cup pre-entered horses that have
competed at Monmouth
Park en route to racing’s
Breeders’ Cup Dirt
Brujo de Olleros (Brz) – Fourth in last year’s
Majestic Light Stakes.
Hymm Book – Maiden winner in 2009, runner-up in
this year’s Monmouth Cup.
Pants on Fire – Winner of Monmouth stakes races
the past three seasons.
Verrazano – Victor of the 2013 William Hill
Easter Gift – Runner-up in last year’s Pegasus
Breeders’ Cup Filly
& Mare Turf:
Laughing – Winner of the 2012 Matchmaker and
Breeders’ Cup Turf
Silver Max – Winner of this year’s Oceanport
Handsome Mike – Fourth in the 2012 Haskell
Tour Guide – Broke his maiden at Monmouth in
Breeders’ Cup Turf:
Big Blue Kitten – Victor of 2013 United Nations
Stakes and runner-up in Monmouth Stakes.
Little Mike – Maiden and allowance winner in
2011, fourth in this year’s United Nations.
Skyring – Sixth in 2013 United Nations Stakes.
Teaks North – Multiple Monmouth Park
stakes winner, including 2011 U.N.
Breeders’ Cup Sprint:
Justin Phillip – Third in 2012 Mr. Prospector
Sum of the Parts – Fifth in 2011 Sapling Stakes.
Breeders’ Cup Mile:
Breeders’ Cup Classic:
Flat Out – Runner-up in 2012 Monmouth Cup.
Last Gunfighter – Winner of this year’s Philip
H. Iselin Stakes.
Mucho Macho Man – Maiden winner in 2010.
Paynter – Victor of the 2012 Haskell
Ron the Greek – Fourth in an allowance/optional
claimer in 2011.