The Breeders Cup entries 2010 were mostly in the shadows this weekend. Of course, the Breeders Cup entries 2010 had an undefeated filly dwarfing their efforts. Even the actual winner of the Classic, Blame, is playing second fiddle to Zenyatta after this weekend. But although the Classic is the big race of the event, and cast a greater shadow this year, there were 13 other races in Churchill Downs beforehand. Therefore, the other Breeders Cup entries went on with their big moments, with at least 12 turning out better than Zenyatta.
There were six races on Friday, although they were all overshadowed by the Calvin Borel fight. On Saturday, there were eight more races, although everyone knew which one was the headliner. Therefore, the first seven races made up one big undercard, before Zenyatta went onto the track.
The other Breeders Cup entries 2010 may have just been killing time before the Classic, but there were still thrills to be had. The day started with the Juvenile Turf, as Pluck did what Zenyatta couldn’t, and rallied from last to win.
In the Sprint race, Big Drama sucked out the drama with a wire-to-wire triumph, followed by a comeback for Chamberlain Bridge in the Turf Sprint. In the Juvenile competition, Uncle Mo was the clear winner, while the Mile went to Gio Ponti, and the Dirt Mile favored Furthest Land in an upset.
The final group of Breeders Cup entries 2010 before the Classic were in the Turf race. There, Dangerous Midge won the $3 million prize in another upset – although it wasn’t the last one of the night.
Saturday’s action followed the event’s first six races on Friday afternoon. Yet although Eldaafer, More Than Real, Dubai Majesty, Awesome Feather, Shared Account and Unrivaled Belle were the winners, Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano were the most talked about names.
Buzz over the weekend was not about the vast majority of the Breeders Cup entries 2010. The event was dominated by what happened in the first race, and in the last – although both ordeals didn’t turn out the way most hoped. Horse racing saw an ugly public fight to start things off, and saw their undefeated filly go down to end it.
But while fans may be mourning, those who bet on and represent the winners of the other races are happy. There may not be a Zenyatta in these groups, but they are the champions of their respective classes, unlike her.
Many of the Breeders Cup entries will go on to greater opportunities, or head back into obscurity. A few of them might even be back next year, to fill the gap for the retired Zenyatta.
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