BRIEFLY FUNNY CIDE TO SKIP BREEDERS' CUP RACE.Byline: - Daily News Staff and Wire Services
Funny Cide, the winner of the Kentucky Derby Kentucky Derby
One of the classic U.S. Thoroughbred horse races. It was established in 1875 and run annually on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs track in Louisville, Ky. With the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, it makes up U.S. racing's coveted Triple Crown. and the Preakness Stakes Preakness Stakes
One of the three classic U.S. horse races making up the Triple Crown. It is held annually in mid-May at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course. The course distance is 1³⁄₁₆ mi (1.9 km). The field is limited to 3-year-old Thoroughbreds. , will miss the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic The Breeders' Cup Classic is a Grade 1 Weight for Age thoroughbred horse race for 3 years old and older run at a distance of 1¼ miles (2012 m) on dirt. It is held annually at a different racetrack in the United States or Canada as part of the Breeders' Cup. and instead run against other New York-breds in the $250,000 Empire Classic at Belmont Park Noun 1. Belmont Park - a racetrack for thoroughbred racing in Elmont on Long Island; site of the Belmont Stakes
Elmont - a town on Long Island in New York; site of Belmont Park on Oct. 18.
The decision is a blow to the Classic, which will be held Oct. 25 at Santa Anita, especially after the sudden retirements because of injury of Mineshaft mine·shaft
A vertical or sloping passageway made in the earth for finding or mining ore and ventilating underground excavations.
Noun 1. , one of the top older horses, and Empire Maker, the 3-year-old who defeated Funny Cide in the Belmont Stakes.
Funny Cide's trainer Barclay Tagg, did not think the horse would be ready for the 1 1/4-mile race.
--Perfect Drift, the nation's leading active older thoroughbred in the wake of other horses' recent retirements and injuries, will race in the Breeders' Cup Classic, trainer Murray Johnson told the Daily Racing Form The Daily Racing Form, LLC (DRF) is a broadsheet newspaper founded in 1894 in Chicago, Illinois by Frank Brunell. The paper publishes the past performances of race horses as a statistical service for bettors on horse racing in the United States. .
Perfect Drift jockey Pat Day committed to Ten Most Wanted for the Classic
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