Multiple Grade I winner and the richest New York-bred in history Mind Your Biscuits arrived at Churchill Downs early Thursday morning to begin training towards the $200,000 Lukas Classic (Grade III) on Sept. 29, a race that trainer Chad Summers hopes catapults the 5-year-old horse to a Breeders' Cup victory.
“The goal has always been to win the Breeders' Cup,” Summers said. “I talked with Ben Huffman (Racing Secretary at Churchill Downs) in April about this plan to get a run over the track before the Breeders' Cup. I thought why ship back and forth from New York to Kentucky when we could stay here and train just as easily.”
Mind Your Biscuits, a chestnut son of Posse, arrived at Churchill Downs at 3 a.m. (all times Eastern) Thursday and is expected to train at 5:30 a.m. each day and possibly breeze Friday, Sept. 21, according to Summers.
Most recently, Mind Your Biscuits finished second in the 1 1/8-mile Whitney (GI) on Aug. 4 at Saratoga behind fellow New York-bred Diversify.
“You obviously can't take anything away from Diversify, he's a very nice horse,” Summers said. “Dealing with six other owners is a lot of stress on deciding where to run but I'd love to match up against him again in the Breeders' Cup Classic. I would've loved to match up against Justify with this horse, too, but that won't happen. He's just a superstar.
“I think he's done really well going two turns. Obviously to win the (Breeders' Cup) Classic would be a big deal but we'll see what happens after the Lukas Classic. The race is shaping up to be pretty competitive, which is a good thing. It'll be a true test but Mind Your Biscuits is doing great.”
Mind Your Biscuits competed in the last two runnings of the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (GI) and finished second and third, respectively.
Owned by Summers along with partners Shadai Farm, J Stables, Head of Plains Partners, Scott Summers, DanielSummers and Michael Kisber, Mind Your Biscuits sports a record of seven wins, 10 seconds and three thirds from 23 starts with earnings of $4,159,286.
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