Monday, September 24, 2012

Breeders' Cup Divisional Rankings 9/24/12

Countdown to­­ Breeders’ Cup: 38 Days!

It’s inching closer and closer! Many divisions are shaping up to be very exciting and a few divisions have certainly been shaken up after this past week’s races. Yet again, several divisions were difficult to rank, especially the Ladies' Classic, which I believe should be run on Breeders' Cup Saturday the way it's shaping up!

Below is my second edition of my divisional rankings for all Breeders’ Cup races (as of September 24). I am now featuring five horses per division rather than four.
Photo by Terri Cage

Juvenile Sprint
1. Handsome Jack
2. Scherer Magic
3. Special Jo
5. Drum Roll

1. Jakkalberry*
2. Eldaafer
3. Not Abroad
4. Brown Panther
5. Calidoscopio

Juvenile Fillies Turf
1. Sky Lantern
2. Spring Venture
3. Watsdachances
4. Spring in the Air
5. Funfair

Juvenile Fillies
2. So Many Ways
3. Executiveprivilege
5. Beholder

Filly & Mare Turf
1. Snow Fairy*
2. The Fugue
3. Izzi Top
4. Zagora
5. Stephanie’s Kitten

Ladies’ Classic
3. Questing
5. Include Me Out

Juvenile Turf
1. Dawn Approach
2. First Cornerstone
3. Balance the Books
5. Joha

Filly & Mare Sprint
1. Groupie Doll
4. Dust and Diamonds
5. Judy the Beauty

1. Amazombie
2. Emcee*
3. Capital Account
4. Coil
5. Fort Loudon

Turf Sprint
1. Fire Lily
2. Bated Breath
3. California Flag
5. Strong Suit

Dirt Mile
1. To Honor and Serve*
3. Rail Trip*
4. Tapizar
5. Bourbon Courage

1. Nathaniel
2. St. Nicholas Abbey
3. Point of Entry
5. Acclamation

1. Shanghai Bobby
2. Know More
3. Fortify
4. Micromanage

5. Noble Tune

1. Wise Dan*
2. Excelebration
3. Cityscape
4. Moonlight Cloud
5. Little Mike


*may opt for a different division (if a horse's connections are considering multiple races, I will only rank the horse in a single division)


  1. Liking some of these picks... particular Awesome Feather for Ladies' Classic ;) Unfortunately, I think Rolling Fog has a shin issue keeping him out of the BC.

    1. Thank you! I did not realize that; thanks for letting me know! Just this one time, I'll go in there and rearrange that division :) Thanks again!