Brightwork, Proxy Among Breeders’ Cup Workers at Keeneland

October 28, 2023

Brightwork ahead of the Darley Alcibiades (G1) Oct. 6 at Keeneland (Courtney Snow/Past The Wire)

Keeneland Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky.— Several horses pre-entered in the 40th Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 3-4 at Santa Anita turned in their final preparations this morning at Keeneland.

These horses each worked a half-mile on a fast track:

  • Grade 1 winner Brightwork (Juvenile Fillies/Juvenile Turf Sprint) – :47.80 for trainer John Ortiz.
  • First Lady (G1) Presented by UK HealthCare winner Gina Romantica (FanDuel Mile/Maker’s Mark Filly and Mare Turf) – :47.20 in company with Liguria for trainer Chad Brown.
  • Grade 1 winner Proxy (Classic) – :48.40 for trainer Mike Stidham.

Working on the turf course labeled good were:

  • Woodford (G2) Presented by FanDuel winner Arzak (Turf Sprint), who covered 3 furlongs on :34.80 for trainer Mike Trombetta.
  • First Lady Presented by UK HealthCare runner-up In Italian (GB) (Filly and Mare Turf/Mile) went 5 furlongs in 1:03.60 for Brown.

Post positions for the Breeders’ Cup will be determined Monday, Oct. 30 at the Rood & Riddle Post Position Draw, which begins at 7:45 p.m. ET. The program will be televised live on FanDuel TV and livestreamed on

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