Monday, September 14, 2009

Goldikova On Track To Breeders' Cup Mile

You may not get to see a matchup this year between Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta in the Breeders’ Cup, but if all goes well, Goldikova will return to Santa Anita to defend her title in the Breeders’ Cup Mile.

“Goldikova will be running in the Prix de la Foret [Group 1] at Longchamp and then, providing she runs well, she will be heading to Santa Anita,” said trainer Freddie Head in a article.

“She is very well at the moment and I am very pleased with her. We decided that the best way to target her at the Breeders’ Cup would be to run her at Longchamp rather than going to Newmarket or Ascot."


  1. Hi Calvin, I been hoping for a match up between Goldikova and Ventura. Ventura win at Woodbine may in fact cause Bobby Frankel to change from the Breeders Cup Sprint to the mile with the super fast turf course. Gomez rides and certainly was lobbing the filly as to loving the hard turf course.

    What are your thoughts?

  2. Barry,

    I have not kept up with Ventura and the Breeders' Cup divisions as I have been mainly focused on following the 2YO's.

    As the Breeders' Cup draws closer, though, I will switch my focus to those races and maybe I will be able to answer your question.

    Thanks for stopping by to visit.

  3. Thanks Calvin. Keeping the light on for more professional commentary from your viewpoint.