=== Post positions drawn for 29th Breeders' Cup ===
Arcadia, CA (Sports Network) - Game On Dude, runner-up in 2011, returns for
another try in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic in this year's 15-race
World Championships at Santa Anita Park.
The 29th Breeders' Cup, worth a total of $26 million, will be conducted on
Friday and Saturday.
The post positions for all 15 races were drawn Monday at Santa Anita, with
the morning line also revealed. This is the sixth year the Breeders' Cup will
be held over two days, with six championship races run Friday and the
remaining nine conducted on Saturday.
Trained by Bob Baffert, Game On Dude is the 9-5 favorite for the 1 1/4-mile
Classic. The 5-year-old gelding will be ridden by Rafael Bejarano from post
five in the 12-horse field.
Here is the field for the Classic in post position order: Pool Play, Miguel
Mena, 30-1: Flat Out, Joel Rosario, 5-1; Alpha, Ramon Dominguez, 20-1;
Fort Larned, Brian Hernandez, Jr., 5-1; Game On Dude, Rafael Bejarano, 9-5
Brilliant Speed, Junior Alvarado, 20-1; Handsome Mike, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1;
Nonios, Martin Pedroza, 20-1; Richard's Kid, Garrett Gomez, 12-1; Ron the
Greek, Jose Lezcano, 6-1; Mucho Macho Man, Mike Smith, 8-1; To Honor and
Serve, John Velazquez, 8-1.
Top-rated thoroughbred Wise Dan is the 9-5 favorite in a field of nine for the
$2 million Mile on Santa Anita's grass course. Wise Dan, winner of the
Woodbine Mile, will break from post two with John Velazquez riding.
Friday's first day of racing will conclude with the $2 million, 1 1/8-mile
Ladies' Classic. Defending champ Royal Delta will try to join Bayakoa as the
only repeat winners of the race.
The 4-year-old filly is the 9-5 favorite and will break from post six in the
eight-horse field. Last year she opened as the 5-2 second choice and went on
to win by 2 1/2-lengths and was voted champion 3-year-old for the year.
The six races on Friday will begin at 4 p.m. (ET) with the Juvenile Sprint
followed by the Marathon, Juvenile Fillies Turf, Juvenile Fillies, Filly &
Mare Turf, and Ladies' Classic.
Saturday's nine championship races kickoff at 2:50 p.m. (ET) with the Juvenile
Turf followed by the Filly & Mare Sprint, Dirt Mile, Turf Sprint, Juvenile,
Turf, Sprint, Mile and Classic.
The 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships will also be held at Santa Anita
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