The first day of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup in Louisville Friday was designed to highlight the 2-year-old stars in horse racing, and it saw dominant victories from horses who could be back for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.
Game Winner won the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Churchill Downs in Louisville. It was the fourth Juvenile win for trainer Bob Baffert, who has trained two Triple Crown winners.
Horse trainer Chad Summers was a walk-on football kicker at the University of Kentucky. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, he will send Mind Your Biscuits to the post in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
The Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Churchill Downs includes several big storylines, two major contenders from Bob Baffert, the return of Mendelssohn and Thunder Snow and a 5-2 favorite in Accelerate.
The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Friday features 2-year-old colts trained by Bob Baffert, Chad Brown, Shug McGaughey, D. Wayne Lukas and other Hall of Famers. The winner will be an early Kentucky Derby favorite.
Keeneland race track welcomed the Big Blue Nation on Friday, the day before the football team takes on Vanderbilt at Kroger field. The Wildcat, the marching band and UK cheerleaders got the day started performing in the paddock before the first race.