As posted last week, the pre-entries for all fourteen Breeders' Cup were due by noon eastern on Monday and will be announced at 10am eastern on Wednesday morning. I'll post the complete list as soon as I get my hands on it and am able to post it up on the front page. None of the recent news reports have indicated an major changes in the divisions; there are still questions of which race some horses will run in (such as Gio Ponti) but for the most part all of the big guns are on target.
UPDATE: 184 horses were pre-entered in the 14 Breeders' Cup races, the highest amount since the event expanded to the current two-day format. The previous high was 171 in 2008.
As we continue to wait for tomorrow's announcement, here are some Breeders' Cup related news and notes, including reports from the DRF.com, Blood-Horse.com, The Thoroughbred Times, The Racing Post, and ESPN.com:
10 Day Weather Forecast for Louisville, KY - weather.com
The current 10-day forecast for the Louisville area is looking pretty good for the Cup (assuming the weatherman is on his game and the current pattern holds).
Lookin At Lucky Fires Bullet at Hollywood - BloodHorse.com
Top 3-year-old colt Lookin At Lucky fired a bullet six-furlong workout at Hollywood Park Oct. 25 as he continues his preparations for the Nov. 6 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Zenyatta preliminary Classic favorite - ESPN
Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has set the undefeated Zenyatta as the preliminary favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs, representatives of the Breeders' Cup World Championships said Oct. 21. Battaglia picked the top four horses for the $5 million Classic ahead of his final morning line, which will be set on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the official post position draw.
Dangerous Midge a danger to all in Turf Meehan - Horse Racing News - Racing Post
DANGEROUS MIDGE should not be underestimated in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill Downs next month, according to his trainer Brian Meehan.
Workforce camp content with Turf conditions - Horse Racing News - Racing Post
CONNECTIONS of Workforce are not anticipating the Churchill Downs ground being a problem as the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt bids to cap a memorable campaign in the Breeders' Cup Turf on November 6.
Hofmans, P Val impressed with the way J P's Gusto works - Daily Racing Form
Teaching J P’s Gusto to be a more patient 2-year-old has been a focus for trainer David Hofmans since the colt’s four-race winning streak ended with a second-place finish in the Norfolk Stakes on Oct. 2.
Casse 2-Year-Olds, Others Work at Churchill - BloodHorse.com
The Oct. 25 workout tab at Churchill Downs included more than a handful of contenders for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships who continued to go through their paces.
Unrivaled Belle Preps for Ladies Classic - BloodHorse.com
Gary Seidler and Peter Vegso’s Unrivaled Belle tuned up for a run in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (gr. I) on Nov. 5 by working five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 under jockey Kent Desormeaux at Churchill Downs Oct. 25.
WinStar offers Breeders’ Cup contest - Thoroughbred Times
WinStar Farm will offer a contest centered on the upcoming Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Breeders’ Cup fan to receive chance to wager $25,000 - Thoroughbred Times
Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and Louisville television station WHAS-11 are sponsoring a contest that will award one lucky fan the chance to place a $25,000 win wager on the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on November 6 at Churchill Downs.