After a day of upsets on Friday, there is a lot to look forward to on Saturday in the Breeders' Cup.
Saturday’s coverage will begin on the NBC Sports Network at 2:30pm ET.
The day will begin with the one mile, $1 million Juvenile Turf. The post time is 2:50 ET. Dondonell is the 4-1 morning line favorite. This will be the first appearance in the United States for Dondonell.
The seven furlong, $1 million Filly and Mare Sprint has a post time of 3:35 ET. Groupie Doll enters the race the overwhelming 1-1 favorite. She arrives at Santa Anita with a four-race winning streak.
The $1 million Dirt Mile will post at 4:14 ET. The race is for three year olds and up. Sired by Unbridled’s Song, Emcee enters the Dirt Mile as the 5-2 favorite. Not raced extensively before this year’s four year old season, Emcee has made up for lost time. He has three wins and two shows in six races this season.
The $1 million Sprint for three year olds and up is just 6.5 furlongs on the Santa Anita homestretch with a post time of 4:57 ET. The 5-1 favorite is Unbridled’s Note. Like Emcee in the Dirt Mile, he was sired by Unbridled's Song.
The $2 million, mile and 1/16 Grey Goose Juvenile is for two year old males and is often the preview for the following spring’s Triple Crown races. The Juvenile will post at 5:36 ET. Shanghai Bobby enters the Juvenile as the 2-1 favorite. Sired by Harlan’s Holiday, Shanghai Bobby is a perfect four for four in 2012 with $607,000 in earnings.
The $3 million, 1.5 mile Turf will post at 6:18 ET. The race for three year olds and up attracts horses from North America and Europe. Four year old Point of Entry is the 3-1 morning favorite. After a mediocre debut in 2011, Point of Entry has had a stellar 2012. His five wins in six races have earned him over $1.2 million. His Sire was Dynaformer.
The Xpress Bet Sprint $1.5 million will post at 6:58 ET for six furlongs. Amazombie is the 4-1 favorite in the 14 horse field. The six year old gelding returns to the sprint to attempt to become just the second horse to win the sprint twice (Midnight Lute in 2007-08)
In his 14 races in 2011 and 2012, Amazombie has seven wins, two places and four shows.
The $2 million Mile is the last race of the day on the NBC Sports Network before NBC takes over in primetime for the Classic. The post for the turf mile for three year olds and up is 7:40 ET.
Wise Dan leads the field of four international horses. The 9-5 favorite is slightly ahead of Excelebration from Ireland, who is 2-1. The five-year-old gelding comes to Santa Anita with four wins in five starts in 2012 and over $1.5 million in earnings.
NBC will pick up the coverage of the Breeders' Cup for the Classic’s presentation in primetime. The $5 million Classic will have a field of 14 horses and post at 8:30 ET. Game on Dude is the overwhelming 9-5 morning line favorite.
Game on Dude comes to Santa Anita hoping to improve after placing in the Classic in 2011. Amazingly, in a Hall of Fame career littered with Triple Crown wins, Trainer Bob Baffert is still searching for his first win in the Classic. The five year old gelding is just a shade under $3 million in career earnings.
In 14 starts over the last two seasons, Game on Dude has seven wins, four places and two shows. He is five for five in starts at Santa Anita.