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The Road To The 2012 Breeders' Cup

A look at the contenders, prep races, news and notes on the road to Santa Anita Park and the 2012 Breeders' Cup.

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Final Furlongs Podcast: Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries

It's time for the 2012 Breeders' Cup! This week's episode is a two-part overview of the pre-entries for all 15 Breeders' Cup races.

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Thoughts on the pre-entries

Random thoughts on the release of the pre-entries for the 2012 Breeders' Cup.

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The Pre-Entries Are Out!

Open thread for the announcement of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries at 8:00am Pacific.

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Pre-Entries Announced on Wednesday

The pre-entries for the 2012 Breeders' Cup will be announced on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012.

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Breeders' Cup iPhone/iPad App

A review of the 2012 Breeders' Cup iPhone and iPad app.

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Breeders' Cup: Entries & draw dates

A look at the key dates on the road to the 2012 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.

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Weekend Review: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Looking back at the weekend stakes action from October 6th and 7th, 2012.

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Animal Kingdom To Enter BC Mile After Long Break

2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom hasn't raced since February. What are his chances of winning the Breeders' Cup Mile?

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It's Arc Week!

There's one week to go before defending champ Danedream (GER) defends her title in the 2012 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Will U.S. viewers be able to watch?

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Thoughts On Super Saturday

Random thoughts on the results from Super Saturday, as well as a look at the Trakus splits from Saturday's Santa Anita stakes races.

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Belmont Fall Championship Entries and Odds

It's going to be an action packed day of racing at Belmont this Saturday. Let's take a look at the entries for the graded stakes races on the card.

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Santa Anita Super Saturday Entries & ML Odds

Entries, post positions and morning line odds for the Super Saturday graded stakes line-up at Santa Anita Park.

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2012 Jockey Club Gold Cup

A look at the entries, post positions and morning line odds for the 2012 Jockey Club Gold Cup and other graded stakes scheduled to run on Saturday, September 29th.

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Tracking the 2012 Breeders' Cup Contenders

Similar to what I've done in previous years, I've put together a little spreadsheet tracking, by division, the contenders for the 2012 Breeders' Cup. There are two tabs in the spreadsheet: one summarizing the results of the Breeders' Cup Challenge/Win and You're In races, and the second a list of contenders for each division. The second tab is a high-level "guesstimate" of horses pointing towards Santa Anita,

A couple things to remember when trying to pin down Breeders' Cup contenders. First, the turf races are typically in flux due to the uncertainty of the foreign horses shipping to North America to compete. We should get a better idea of what to expect from Europe after Arc weekend in France on October 6th and 7th.

Second, the juvenile races can change pretty quickly based on one big performance, even if that race comes against maidens.

The link below, via Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) will take you to the file which I'll be updating frequently over the next several weeks.

2012 Breeders' Cup Contenders & Challenge Races

I'll attempt to keep this file as updated as possible with any news of injuries, retirements or announcements of horses skipping this year's event, hopefully on a semi-daily basis.

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