Tiz the Law, Swiss Skydiver Lead Team GP into Breeders’ Cup
Oct 28, 2020
Florida Derby and GP Oaks Champs Highlight BC Pre-Entries
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law and Peter J. Callahan’s Swiss Skydiver will co-captain Team Gulfstream Park at the Nov. 6 and 7 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland.
Tiz the Law, who was a dominant winner of the March 28 Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park, and Swiss Skydiver, who offered an equally impressive performance while winning the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) on the same program, were prominent among the Thoroughbreds with ties to Gulfstream that are on the lists of Breeders’ Cup pre-entries announced Wednesday.
Barclay Tagg-trained Tiz the Law, who has been pre-entered in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, made his 2020 debut a winning one in the Feb. 1 Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream before capturing the Florida Derby. The son of 2014 Florida Derby winner Constitution went on to score impressive victories in the Belmont Stakes (G1) and Haskell (G1) before finishing second in the Kentucky Derby. Tiz the Law was stabled during the 2019-2020 Championship Meet at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County.
Kenny McPeek-trained Swiss Skydiver, who is coming off a stunning triumph over Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic in the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico, was pre-entered in both the Classic and Distaff (G1), with the latter being the first preference. The daughter of Daredevil dominated her rivals by 3 ¼ lengths in the Gulfstream Park Oaks on her way to victories in the Fantasy (G3) at Oaklawn, Santa Anita Oaks (G2), and Alabama (G1). She finished second in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) before winning the Preakness. Swiss Skydiver was stabled at Gulfstream Park during the Championship Meet.
Sagamore Farm LLC and WinStar Farm LLC’s Global Campaign, an allowance winner at Gulfstream in his 2020 debut, has pre-entered in the Classic as well as the Dirt Mile (G1) with the Classic being the first preference. The Stanley Hough-trained 4-year-old son of Curlin, who launched his career with back-to-back victories at Gulfstream in 2019, came off a 20-month layoff to capture an April 25 allowance and went on to win the Monmouth Cup (G3) and the Woodward (G1) at Saratoga.
R.A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stables’ Vekoma, who kicked off his 2020 campaign with a victory in the March 28 Sir Shackleton at Gulfstream, has been pre-entered in both the Sprint (G1) and the Dirt Mile (G1) with a first preference for the Sprint. The George Weaver-trained 4-year-old son of Candy Ride came off an 11-month layoff to prevail in the Sir Shackleton, which set him up for victories in the Carter (G1) and Metropolitan Mile (G1) at Belmont Park.
Patrick Biancone-trained Diamond Oops, a year-round resident of Palm Meadows, was pre-entered in the Sprint with the Sprint being the first preference for the 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky. Owned by Diamond 100 Racing Club LLC, Amy Dunne, D P Racing LLC and Biancone, Diamond Oops, who captured the Mr. Prospector during the 2019-2020 Championship Meet, is coming off back-to-back victories in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3) at Churchill Downs and the Phoenix (G2) over Keeneland’s main track.
Also pre-entered in the Sprint is Bill Mott-trained Frank’s Rockette, who captured the Any Limit at Gulfstream in her 2020 debut before running off three straight graded-stakes victories. The 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief was also pre-entered in the Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) as a second preference.
Breeze Easy LLC’s Imprimis, who is stabled at Gulfstream Park with trainer Joe Orseno, has been pre-entered in the Turf Sprint (G1), in which he finished sixth last year. The 6-year-old son of Broken Vow enters this year’s Turf Sprint off a victory in the Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint (G3). He previously came off a 10-month layoff to finish first in the Aug. 8 Troy (G3) at Saratoga, only to be disqualified and placed third.
Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee, who has won stakes during the past three Championship Meets, has been pre-entered in the Filly & Mare Turf (G1) as a first preference, as well as the Mile (G1). The Kevin Attard-trained 7-year-old mare captured the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf and the Suwanee River (G3) at Gulfstream before going on the win the Ballston Spa (G2) at Saratoga and Woodbine Mile (G1).
Also pre-entered in the Filly & Mare Turf are Graham Motion-trained Mean Mary, who captured the La Prevoyante (G3) and the Orchid (G3) during the Championship Meet before going on to win the Diana (G1) at Saratoga. She was also pre-entered in the Turf (G1) as a second preference.
Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister’s Mr. Freeze, who won the Gulfstream Park Mile (G2) after finishing second in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream, has been pre-entered in the Dirt Mile. The Dale Romans-trained 5-year-old son of To Honor and Serve prepped for the Breeders’ Cup with a triumph in the Fayette (G2) at Keeneland.
Also pre-entered in the Dirt Mile are Jose D’Angelo-trained Jesus’ Team, who won a $25,000 claiming race in May at Gulfstream on his way to finishing third in the Preakness Stakes (G3); and Gustavo Delgado-trained Bodexpress, who missed the Gulfstream Park West track record for 1 1/16 miles by .01 seconds while winning an allowance by more than 11 lengths last time out.
Harrell Ventures LLC’s Halladay, who scored back-to-back victories at Gulfstream Park, is pre-entered for the Mile (G1). The Todd Pletcher-trained 4-year-old son of War Front comes off a victory in the Fourstardave (G1) at Saratoga.
Trainer Daniel Pita’s Princess Secret, who captured the $400,000 Florida Sire Stakes My Dear Girl in her most recent start has been pre-entered in the Juvenile Fillies (G1).
Trainer Wesley Ward will be well-represented in the turf races for 2-year-olds by horses that debuted at Gulfstream last spring. Campanelle, who won at first asking May 31 at Gulfstream, is pre-entered in the Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), as is Royal Approval, who finished second at Gulfstream in her May 31 debut and went on to win the Matron (G3) at Belmont. Campanelle went on to capture the Queen Mary (G2) at Royal Ascot and the Prix Morny (G1) at Deauville. Both fillies are pre-entered in the Juvenile Sprint (G1) as second preferences.
Ward-trained Golden Pal, who finished second in his April 14 debut, was pre-entered in the Juvenile Sprint. The son of Uncle Mo finished second in the Norfolk (G2) at Royal Ascot and won the Skidmore at Saratoga.
Trainer Mohammed Jehaludi’s Omaha City, who captured the Sept. 26 Hollywood Beach Stakes at Gulfstream, is also pre-entered in the Juvenile Sprint.