Monday was a five-star morning for anyone wanting a look at some of the leading Breeders' Cup contenders at Santa Anita Park, especially if you were tuned in to Control Room, XBTV.com's live streaming broadcast from the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack.
There was California Chrome, favorite in Saturday's $6-million Classic, going out for a leisurely gallop in his first tour over the Santa Anita main track since shipping in from his Los Alamitos base. There was Travers winner Arrogate, California Chrome's chief opponent in the Classic, leading a brigade of workers for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's powerful Breeders' Cup line-up. We saw three-time champion Beholder schooling in the starting gate for Friday's $2-million Distaff, Juvenile contender Gormley flexing his muscles in a morning gallop, all-time leading Breeders' Cup jockey Mike Smith talking with XBTV analysts Zoe Cadman and Jeff Siegel about his various mounts (Arrogate, unbeaten filly champion Songbird, Sprint standout Masochistic), and much more.
How do you top that?
Find out by tuning in now to Control Room: XBTV Live From Santa Anita, presented by Xpressbet. It's streaming live from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. EDT (5:30 a.m.-10 a.m. PDT).
While Control Room is based at Santa Anita, the XBTV.com website has workouts posted from other tracks, including leading Breeders' Cup Turf contender Flintshire's Sunday morning breeze at Belmont Park. You can find those videos here or by clicking the Breeders' Cup tab at XBTV.com.
Replays will be available shortly after the live broadcast ends. (Hint: for full screen video click the box at lower right-hand corner of video player below.)
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