Meet George Leonard, trainer of rags-to-riches story California Angel – and Art Sherman shows up!

November 4, 2021

Today’s focus: Rags ($5,500 buy) to riches (Juv Fillies Turf) California Angel

Note: California Angel won a $135,000 maiden race at Kentucky Downs Sept. 8 and Keeneland’s Grade 2 Jessamine

Meet Indiana Grand-based trainer George Leonard

#BC21: Meet California Angel’s trainer George Leonard – YouTube

Isabel Leonard knows odds her husband is bucking

#BC21 California Angel: Isabel Leonard shares her thoughts

California Angel’s owner Chris Walsh of Columbus, Ind.

#BC21 Owner Chris Walsh flying high with California Angel

California Chrome trainer Art Sherman comes for a visit

#BC21: Art Sherman meets California Angel

Also:

Doug O’Neill on Hot Rod Charlie, the Kentucky Derby third-place finisher who was second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at 94-1. Now he’s 4-1 in the $6 million BC Classic, where he’ll meet last year’s Juv winner Essential Quality along Kentucky Derby first-place finisher Medina Spirit and the leading older horses

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Doug O’Neill on Hot Rod Charlie

Todd Pletcher on Shadwell Farm’s 2021 Kentucky Oaks winner Malathaat (BC Distaff)

Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Todd Pletcher on Ky Oaks winner Malathaat

Kenny McPeek on Tiz the Bomb (winner of Ellis Park maiden race, $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Mile and Keeneland’s G2 Bourbon) and the BC Juvenile Turf. BTW: Kenny plans to have Tiz the Bomb on the Derby Trail next year

#BC21 Juv Turf: Kenny McPeek on Tiz the Bomb 11.4.21

Mark Casse on super-mare Got Stormy (back in Breeders’ Cup Mile after finishing 6th in Kentucky Downs’ $1 million FanDuel Turf Sprint following her second victory in Saratoga’s G1 Fourstardave)

Breeders’ Cup Mile: Mark Casse on fan-favorite Got Stormy – YouTube

Dallas Stewart on the late-running G1 Alcibiades third Sequest (BC Juvenile Fillies)

Virginia media: Sequest won her debut at Colonial Downs, then was fourth in G1 Hopeful at Saratoga before Keeneland’s Alcibiades

#BC21: Dallas Stewart on late-running Sequist in Juvenile Fillies

For info on the Best Breeders’ Cup Seminar click HERE.

HBPA Press Release

@jonathanstettin I for one can still actually feel the pall cast over the crowd and game that day. It was palpable. Kudos 2/2

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