Plenty of Hall of Fame connections on Friday’s Breeders’ Cup card

KENT DESORMEAUX

(photo by Brien Bouyea)

EDGAR PRADO

(photo by Brien Bouyea)

BILL MOTT

(photo by Brien Bouyea)

By NICOLE RUSSO

Here is a look at the Hall of Fame connections on Friday’s Breeders’ Cup card at Churchill Downs. First post is 2 p.m. and the first Breeders’ Cup race is the Marathon at 4:10 p.m. Keep checking in throughout the next few days for Nicole’s reports from Louisville, Ky.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
Edgar Prado (’08) rides Arch Support.
Kent Desormeaux (’04) rides Fancy Point.

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
Jonathan Sheppard (’90) trains defending champion Informed Decision,
Bob Baffert (’09) trains Gabby’s Golden Gal.
D. Wayne Lukas (’99) trains also-eligible Tidal Pool.
Mike Smith (’03) rides Sweet August Moon. He is named on also-eligible Tidal Pool, should his mount scratch.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies
Mike Smith (’03) rides Izshelegal.
Bob Baffert (’09) trains A Z Warrior.

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf
Edgar Prado (’08) rides Shared Account.
Kent Desormeaux (’04) rides Red Desire.
Jonathan Sheppard (’90) trains Forever Together, winner of this race in 2008.

Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic
Trainer Bill Mott (’98) and jockey Kent Desormeaux (’04) team up with Unrivaled Belle.
Shug McGaughey (’04) trains Persistently.

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