Saturday, November 5, 2011

Breeders Cup 2011 - Classic


Wow, what a great day of racing and lots of surprises. Drosselmeyer came out of nowhere to overtake Game On Dude to win the Classic for Winstar Farms (my Facebook friends). Ruler On Ice finished third. The win tied jockey Mike Smith with Jerry Bailey with the most Breeders Cup wins all time (15). All top 3 were grandkids of the Dancer and Ruler On Ice is another descendant of Fanny through L'Enjoleur.

1) Drosselmeyer - great great grandson x3
2) Game On Dude - great great grandson
3) Ruler On Ice - great great great grandson (Fanny)

Great Images from Getty

Fantastic 2 days of racing. That is the most top 3 finishers on a Breeders Cup weekend for descendants of Northern Dancer - 44 0f the 45 top 3 finishers and over $20 Million earned. I was thinking of our friend and great writer Ted Beare today. I wish he could have been there like he was for so so many years of Breeders Cups. I felt like I was watching this for two. We miss you Ted.

video of the race

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