Photo: Zoe Metz
Each gives the winner a fees-paid start in their respective Breeders’ Cup races a month hence, come Nov. 3 and 4.
It’s a far cry from how things were two years ago for the 25-year-old Frenchman, who missed the Breeders’ Cup due to injuries.
“Winning four races and three of them Grade I’s is incredible,” said Prat’s agent, Derek Lawson. “We had only won three Grade I’s the whole year, and then, all of a sudden, we knock off three in one day.
“We’re always trying to improve our statistics from the previous year. Avenge ran huge, Paradise Woods came back to where we know she can be, and we’ve been high on the two-year-old filly (Moonshine Memories) since we started working her at Del Mar.
“Now going into the Breeders’ Cup, Flavien’s ridden five horses that won ‘Win and You’re In’ races, so he’s guaranteed (to ride in) at least five races. We’ve come a long way in two years, and in November, we’ll be starting our fourth year together on this whole adventure.
“I promised him I would do everything to make him the No. One rider around here. I wanted him competing at the highest level, and right now, that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES RACING NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
Good news from the Los Angeles Times for racing fans: during the Santa Anita meet the publication is presenting its racing newsletter that provides previews of feature races at local tracks and a roundup of happenings around the country.
The newsletter, written by Times Deputy Sports Editor John Cherwa, marks a quick, free and thorough way for horse devotees to start their day.
FANS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE UBER, ‘THE OFFICIAL RIDE OF SANTA ANITA PARK’ AND RECEIVE 50 PERCENT DISCOUNT TO & FROM THE GREAT RACE PLACE
With Santa Anita’s 19-day Autumn Meet underway, fans are encouraged to take Uber, “The Official Ride of Santa Anita Park,” to and from the races on all race days through Oct. 29. Current and new Uber users will receive 50 percent off their ride to and from The Great Race Place (up to a $20 discount each way) when they use the promo code SANTAAANITA2017.
Fans utilizing this Uber/Santa Anita promotional code can skip parking fees and commute to Santa Anita from throughout the metro LA area. The 50 percent discount is valid for an unlimited amount of visits through closing day, Sunday, Oct. 29.
Uber, which has become a way of life for millions of people nationwide, offers everyday low prices utilizing a wide variety of available vehicles, from low cost models to high end luxury. Uber drivers use their own vehicles and come from all walks of life and the Uber experience has been designed with safety and security as top priorities.
Source: Santa Anita Park