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Thursday November 5, 2009, Breeders' Cup Works

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Zenyatta
Zenyatta

Zenyatta

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
November 5, 2009

The last full training session of Breeders' Cup week was Thursday morning, with most entrants out for gallops or jogs. Low clouds early in the morning hid the mountains from view and blocked out the sunrise.

Zenyatta arrived from her Hollywood Park base on Wednesday and she finally took to the Santa Anita track Thursday. Exercise rider Steve Willard, who was aboard Zenyatta said, "We went out at 6:20 and she stood around and looked around. She jogged off and galloped once around and came back through the paddock. She did it really terrific. Just superb." Jockey Mike Smith added, "She's ready. If she fires, she's certainly going to be the one to beat. I think you're going to see something amazing."

Breeders' Cup Entries - note that entries will close and post positions drawn on Tuesday afternoon
Wednesday workout photos - Mornings are very busy now at the Breeders' Cup, with most of the horses on the grounds and the Europeans out of quarantine. Here is a selection of 10 photographs from Tuesday and Wednesday, including California Flag's run after dumping his rider, Quality Road, and Lillie Langtry.
Monday workout photos - There were several timed works by Breeders' Cup horses today, including Kentucky Derby winner Quality Road and Classic contender Lookin at Lucky. Here is a selection of 10 photographs from the timed works this morning works which were highlighted by a bullet work for Sprint favorite Zensational.
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