(Trainer Brad Cox / Coady Photography)

From Jennie Rees / KY HBPA:

The Kentucky HBPA, in conjunction with Kentucky Downs and Ellis Park, for the sixth year is underwriting the creation of supplemental video and written content distributed free to media on the run-up to and from the Breeders’ Cup Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar. The content will largely focuse on Kentucky-based horses and horsemen.
The majority of videos will be housed on the Kentucky HBPA Youtube Channel. Media members, as well as racing fans and enthusiasts, can get the coverage delivered straight into their inbox by emailing a request to Jennie Rees at [email protected].
Content, unless otherwise noted, is produced by veteran turf writer and racing publicist Jennie Rees. This venture is separate from any official Breeders’ Cup press offerings.
Videos below all begin with b-roll of workouts by the subject horses
Brad Cox on Essential Quality (Classic) and Shedaresthedevil (Distaff) after their penultimate works
Brad Cox on Knicks Go (Classic) after work (6F in 1:12.40)
Jockey Florent Geroux on Shedaresthedevil after work – with comments on Essential Quality, whom he worked but does not ride
Jockey Brian Hernandez after working G1 Claiborne Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Rattle N Roll for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (also touches on Tiz the Bomb, winner of the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf and Castle & Key Bourbon)
Committee recommends 2022 Kentucky race dates
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s advisory committee on racing dates unanimously voted Friday to recommend a 2022 Thoroughbred schedule where July 4 weekend returns to Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs picks up a day for a seven-date meet. With those changes, Ellis Park will run July 8-August 28. The KHRC still needs to approve its commission’s recommendation at Tuesday’s commission meeting. Here are the recommended dates:
Turfway Park: January 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; February 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27; March 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27; April 1, 2, 3. December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31.
Keeneland: April 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29. October 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29. Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland Nov. 4, 5.
Churchill Downs: April 30. May 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. June 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30. July 1, 2, 3, 4. September 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30
October 1, 2. October 30; November 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27.
Ellis Park: July 8, 9, 10, 15, 15, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31; August 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28.
Kentucky Downs: September 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 14.