Code Of Honor In The Jockey Gold Cup, Photo Credit: Janet Garaguso
Code of Honor the homebred chestnut Noble Mission sophomore, got back to business on Saturday with his mind on the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic with an easy move over the Belmont Park track. The half mile work was recorded in 50.65 seconds over a fast track according to Equibase. Code of Honor owned by W.S Farish is looking to extend his win streak to 4 when he enters the starting gate for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park on November 2nd 2019. Trained by Shug McGaughey, he said; “I thought he looked great,” McGaughey said. “We’re just getting him started again and he went off easy, finished up well, galloped out great and came back in good order. So we’ll come back next weekend and get a solid work into him.”
“[Saturday] was just something to get him going again and I’ll come back and do more with him next weekend and blow him out and then send him to California and run him,” McGaughey said.
John Velazquez is scheduled to ride and will be seeking his first Breeders’ Cup Classic win.
Code of Honor was bred by W.S. Farish who had cosigned him to the Keeneland September yearling sale in 2017 however went RNA on a final bid of $70,000.00 failing to reach the expected price. Bred in Kentucky, Code of Honor is out of the graded stakes winning Dixie Union broodmare Reunited. Whatever the reserve was on Code of Honor was well worth the price as he has now bankrolled almost 2.3 million dollars. Keep checking back with us as we will be featuring updates on all the Breeders’ Cup contenders for November 1st and 2nd.