LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A filly and a mare could crash the male-dominated second day of the season-ending world championships, with Havre de Grace and Goldikova strong contenders in their Breeders’ Cup races against the boys.
Havre de Grace (HA’-vur-duh-grays) will face 11 males in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday. The filly was listed at 3-1 on the morning line behind 5-2 favorite Uncle Mo.
Just before the Classic, 7-5 favorite Goldikova will go for a record fourth consecutive victory in the $2 million Mile on the turf, the European star’s final race before retirement.
Friday’s opening day of the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs features six races, starting with the new $500,000 Juvenile Sprint for the boys followed by five races exclusively for fillies and mares.