- Tale of Ekati worked a mile around the oval at Monmouth in 1:43 flat.
"He did everything he was supposed to do," said Tagg. "He went off pretty slow and finished good. All in all, I got what I wanted out of him. I wanted to work him around two turns." [DRF]- Joe Bruno is not invited.
- Ginger Punch has been supplemented to the Distaff.
- Though Bloodhorse.com reported that "Several ADW's" do not have contracts with Breeders' Cup to take bets on the event, Matt Hegarty in the Form writes:
Breeders' Cup Ltd. does not currently have a signed simulcasting contract with a single major account-wagering operator in the U.S., the Breeders' Cup and account-wagering companies acknowledged on Tuesday.A California law caps the ADW's revenue from bets made from that state; a spokesperson for TrackNet told Hegarty that they would lose money on those wagers. The law has been in effect since 2002, but Monmouth's takeout is high enough so as to make it a concern this year.
The account-wagering companies that do not have a contract include Television Games Network, XpressBet, Youbet.com, Twinspires.com, and the AmericaTab family of operations. Twinspires.com and the AmericaTab companies are owned by Churchill Downs. Last year, $11.2 million was bet on the Breeders' Cup through TVG, Youbet, and AmericaTab. [DRF]