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​By Jarrod Horak

The horses are obviously the star of the show, but Breeders’ Cup trainers are a big part of the story. In this report, I will take a look at three trainers to keep an eye on for both Breeders’ Cup days at Santa Anita Park on November 3-4, 2023.

Breeders’ Cup Trainers to Watch

Charles Appleby is the first name on the Breeders’ Cup trainers to watch list, and he is a remarkable 9-for-18 in the Breeders’ Cup. All nine won on turf. Six of his winners were bred in Ireland, and the other three were bred in Great Britain. He won the BC Juvenile Turf three times (Outstrip, Line of Duty, Modern Games). He saddled the BC Mile winner in 2021 and 2022 (Space Blues, Modern Games). In 2021 and 2022, he saddled BC Turf winners Yibir and Rebel’s Romance. He captured the BC Filly & Mare Turf in 2017 with Wuheida, and the BC Juvenile Turf Sprint in 2022 with Mischief Magic. He figures to bring some live runners to Santa Anita for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup including Master of the Seas (BC Mile).

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Jarrod Horak

Jarrod Horak posts stakes recaps from Del Mar and Santa Anita Park, along with full card recaps and free stakes picks from Southern and/or Northern California.