(Bruce Lunsford, who owns Breeders’ Cup Classic hopeful Art Collector / Photos by Holly M. Smith)

From the Breeders’ Cup Media Team:

Breeders’ Cup World Championships Post Position Draw Quotes

Owner Bruce Lunsford (Art Collector, Longines Classic, Post 6, 8-1) – “I feel excellent and all the real speed is near us. I just hope for a clean break and leave it up to Mike Smith.”

Trainer Bill Mott (Art Collector, Classic, Post 6, 8-1) – “I think (post 6) is OK. When I saw that he’s in six, for him, I thought it was ok. War Like Goddess drew in the middle in seven and that’s OK. Casa Creed is a bit outside (in 13).”

Assistant trainer Leandro Mora (Hot Rod Charlie, Classic, Post 3, 4-1) – “We love it. We are going into the race with a really nice horse and if you have a nice horse, you’re going to have a good race.”

Trainer Fausto Gutierrez (Letruska, Longines Distaff, Post 6, 8-5 morning line favorite) “I think Number six is a very good post. It’s better than to go absolutely inside or outside when you need to use more of the horse. She looks to make a normal race, nothing different. I think it’s a good position.”

Trainer Rudy Rodriguez (Bella Sofia, Filly and Mare Sprint, Post 6, 5-2 odds) “I’m happy with the draw. In a perfect world you want to draw inside of Gamine. We’re going to go after her and take it from there.”

Trainer Mark Glatt (Dr. Schivel, Sprint, Post 9, 4-1) – “The draw couldn’t have been better.  We were extremely pleased with our post.”

Owner Phillip Skelton (Medallion Racing) (Going to Vegas, Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare Turf, Post 1, 12-1 odds) – “Our filly has a lot of speed and this draw simplifies the plan for us.  With three turns, you don’t want to be wide on the turns.”