Royal Ascot Runner Bucchero Targeting Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

by | 06.22.2018 | 1:59pm
Bucchero at Del Mar for the 2017 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, in which he finished fourth

While Indiana bred Bucchero remains in England until June 26 following his fifth-place finish in the King's Stand Stakes (Grade I) on Tuesday at Royal Ascot, his trainer, Tim Glyshaw, is already mapping out a campaign for the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (GI) held in his backyard at Churchill Downs.

“We're just so proud of our horse,” Glyshaw said. “We're moving ahead and excited to get him back to the U.S. He'll fly out of England on June 26 and quarantine at Arlington Park and a farm outside Chicago. I think we'll have two races prior to the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. Right now we're looking at the Turf Monster at Parx on Sept. 3 and the Oct. 6 Woodford at Keeneland. With the Breeders' Cup here at Churchill Downs, I think that will be the best schedule to hopefully get him there.”

Bucchero stamped himself as one of the country's top turf sprinters following his 26-1 upset in the 2017 Woodford. The 6-year-old horse finished fourth in the 2017 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar.

Owned by Ironhorse Racing Stable, Bucchero has a record of 28-10-6-3 with $808,936 in earnings.

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