October 19, 2018

The 2018 Breeders’ Cup is only two weeks away. And this year it’s at Churchill Downs, which means Old Friends is gearing up for our

BREEDERS’ CUP CELEBRATION
We hope you’ll join us on the Georgetown farm
Sunday, Nov. 4, noon to 4 pm!

Whether you’ll be attending the races in person or watching on TV, have you made your picks yet? If not, we recommend – you guessed it – the Old Friends Angle.

Here are the possible contenders in each Breeders’ Cup race who are descendants of Old Friends’ residents, past and present. Not all of these horses may actually run, and if listed more than once, the horse may show up in either of the races, but this should give a fairly good idea of which of these championship race hopefuls are “kin to us.”

20181019 Ogygian Connie Bush

Ogygian (1983-2015) has 10 possible Breeders’ Cup descendants this year, including 2 who may run in the Classic. Photo: Connie Bush.

20181019 Black Tie Affair Equisport Photos

Black Tie Affair (1986-2010) has 5 descendants who may start. Equisport Photos.

Friday, Nov. 2

Juvenile Turf Sprint

Land Force
(No Nay Never – Scat Daddy – Johannesburg – Ogygian)

So Perfect
(Scat Daddy –  Johannesburg – Myth – Ogygian)

Backtohisroots
(Mark Valeski – Pocho’s Dream Girl – Fortunate Prospect)

Sergei Prokofiev
(Scat Daddy –  Johannesburg – Myth – Ogygian)

Juvenile Fillies Turf

So Perfect
(Scat Daddy –  Johannesburg – Myth – Ogygian)

Juvenile Fillies

Reflect
(Scat Patty – Scat Daddy –  Johannesburg – Myth – Ogygian)

Juvenile Turf

Forty Under
(Argent Affair – Black Tie Affair)

No Needs Never
(No Nay Never – Scat Daddy – Johannesburg – Ogygian)

Juvenile

Call Paul
(2 x OF:  Friesan Fire – Bollinger – Bint Marscay; Avani Force – Avani – Gulch)

 

20181019 Fortunate Prospect Kate

Fortunate Prospect (1981-2012) has 2 possible starters this year. Photo: Kate Dunn.

 

20181019 Gulch Equisport Photos

Gulch (1984-2016) has 2 possible starters. Equisport Photos.

 

Saturday, Nov. 3

Filly & Mare Sprint

Marley’s Freedom
(Relaxing Green – Formal Gold – Black Tie Affair)

Stormy Embrace
(Circular Quay – Thunder Gulch – Gulch)

Skye Diamonds
(Exonerated – Johannesburg – Ogygian)

Separationofpowers
(Shehadmefromhello – Lasting Code – Cajun Nite Lady – Ogygian)

Turf Sprint

Hembree
(Knockatrina – Tattletale – Buzzovertomyhouse)

Dirt Mile

Whitmore
(Melody’s Spirit – Scat Daddy –  Johannesburg – Myth – Ogygian)

Promises Fulfilled
(Marquee Delivery – Marquetry)

Filly and Mare Turf

Santa Monica
(Mastercraftsman – Starlight Dreams – Black Tie Affair)

Sprint

Promises Fulfilled
(Marquee Delivery – Marquetry)

Limousine Liberal
(Successful Appeal – Sucessful Dancer – Fortunate Prospect)

Whitmore
(Melody’s Spirit – Scat Daddy –  Johannesburg – Myth – Ogygian)

Mile

Next Shares
(winner of the 2018 Old Friends Stakes at Kentucky Downs!)

A Raving Beauty
(Mastercraftsman – Starlight Dreams – Black Tie Affair). And she’s grey.

Distaff

Vale Dori
(Asiatic Boy – S. S. Asiatic – Polish Navy)

Monomoy Girl
(Drumette – Endless Parade – Williamstown)

A Raving Beauty
(Mastercraftsman – Starlight Dreams – Black Tie Affair)

Classic

Mendelssohn
(Scat Daddy – Johannesburg – Myth – Ogygian)

Collected
(Helena Bay – Johannesburg – Myth – Ogygian)

20181019 Bint Marscay Laura

Bint Marscay (28 years old) has a possible starter. Photo: her mom (Laura Battles)

20181019 marquetry-tracey dryka

Marquetry (1987-2013) has a possible starter. Photo: Tracey Dryka.

20181019 Polish Navy BTS

Polish Navy (1984-2011) has a possible starter. Photo: Beth Shannon.

20181019 Williamstown Equisport Photos

Williamstown’s great-granddaughter, Monomoy Girl, who won this year’s Kentucky Oaks & continued to dominate through though the summer, will try for the Distaff. Equisport Photos.

Old Friends wishes these impressive Breeders’ Cup competitors luck, and to all the starters and their jockeys, a safe trip.

Beth

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