Sticksstatelydude Will Run in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Sticksstatelydude Will Run in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

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In an exciting development, it has been confirmed that Sticksstatelydude–an impressive maiden winner at Saratoga that most recently finished fourth in the October 3rd Breeders’ Futurity (gr. I) with a slightly rough trip–will start in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) on October 31st at Keeneland.

Trained by Greg Burchell, the son of First Dude breezed four furlongs in a sharp :47 4/5 at Keeneland on the morning of October 16th, starting off with fractions of :11 4/5 and :23 4/5 before galloping-out five furlongs in 1:01 4/5 according to Keeneland Clockers.

According to the Keeneland Barn Notes for October 16th, Burchell said after the workout “We will [pre-enter Sticksstatelydude in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.] That’s our plan right now,”

“It is just maintenance now,” Burchell added. “The Breeders’ Futurity got him tight. The way he trains, he’s a free galloper and goes around there in 2:05, 2:06. Conditioning will be no excuse.”

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin’s quest to become North America’s richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the Bloodhorse.com blog Unlocking Winners.

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