=== Dullahan goes through final Breeders' Cup work ===
Arcadia, CA (Sports Network) - Dullahan, trained by Dale Romans, had a final
workout Saturday morning at Santa Anita prior to this year's Breeders' Cup.
The 3-year-old went five-furlongs on Santa Anita's main dirt track in a minute
flat with assistant trainer Tammy Fox in the saddle.
Last week Fox said that after Dullahan had workouts on both turf and dirt a
decision would be made on whether the colt will start in either the Breeders'
Cup Classic or Turf.
"I thought he went really good," Romans said shortly after the morning work.
"I haven't talked to her (Fox) yet, but he went fast and he looked good doing
"We'll talk to her and Jerry (Crawford, owner, who races as Donegal Racing).
It'll be Jerry's decision. We'll have a meeting with her and see what she
says. There's no rush, but by entry time on Monday, we'll have it settled by
In his last start, Dullahan was a disappointing fifth in the Jamaica Handicap
at Belmont Park on grass. He was the 17-10 favorite in the seven-horse field.
Along with the Pacific Classic, Dullahan captured the Blue Grass Stakes and
Breeders Futurity on synthetic surfaces.
In 13 career starts Dullahan has earnings of $1,714,091.
Romans also had 2011 Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford work Saturday. He
also covered five-furlongs with Fox riding in one-minute. Shackleford is pre-
entered for the Dirt Mile, a race in which he finished second last year.
Arlington Million champ Little Mike worked five-furlongs on Santa Anita's
grass course in 1:01.80. Little Mike is pre-entered in both the Turf and Mile.
Later in the morning, the three horses were shown off to approximately 80
horse racing fans at Romans' Santa Anita barn.
"Shackleford, he knows he's the king," said Romans. "He's an absolutely
special horse. When he won the Preakness, they always have a big party at the
barn afterwards and there must've been a thousand people come by to pet him."
10/27 17:40:54 ET