Well, damn, wasn’t that interesting? A friend who lives in Kentucky reports on the 2011 Breeder’s Cup races.
The Breeder’s Cup Classic pit some familiar names against each other again, with Stay Thirsty, Uncle Mo and Ruler on Ice — all competitors in at least on Triple Crown race this year.
Flat Out entered the gates as the favorite, going off at 7-2 odds. Havre de Grace was bet down to 4-1 at the time of post.
The filly was followed closely by Uncle Mo and So You Think, who each headed to the post with the second-best odds at 5-1.
So what happened?
The field made it into the gates without incident and the $5
million Breeders Cup Classic got underway at Churchill Downs. Uncle Mo bust from the outside and Game On Dude took the lead from the inside, leading the field down the front stretch. As they hit the first turn, it was Game on Dude, Uncle Mo, So You Think and Stay Thirsty leading the way into the back-stretch.
As they came down the stretch, So You Think got a run down the inside, with Game On Dude surging. But out of nowhere, Drosselmeyer came on in a shocker, coming out of nowhere down the stretch to take it at the wire.
Game on Dude was second and Ruler on Ice finished in third.
Great race. Hope you liked.
Ian. [My friend in Kentucky…he’s a newspaper reporter.]