The horse was being pointed to either the Mile or the Classic in Breeders Cup odds but he had a setback and his connections decided to retire him.
Rip Van Winkle had some nice wins in his 14 career starts including the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. He beat Paco Boy in the Sussex so he could have been a contender in the Mile. Trainer Aidan O’Brien said that the horse will sire at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
Breeders Cup Horses
In other Breeders Cup betting news, Dirt Mile contender Here Comes Ben got the attention of a lot of people on Thursday as he breezed six furlongs in 1:12 1/5 on the Keeneland Polytrack. Some people called the workout “unbelievable.” You might want to take a look at Here Comes Ben in the Dirt Mile. He has won four straight including the Kelly's Landing Stakes at Churchill Downs and the Forego at Saratoga. The stablemate of Here Comes Ben, Wise Dan is headed to the Sprint.
Sprint contender Cash Refund worked five-eighths in :58 4/5, which was third-best of 37 works at the distance. Cash Refund is going to get John Velazquez in the irons and that makes him an immediate contender.
Wilcox Inn and Major Gain breezed together on the firm Keeneland turf course, and were clocked in 1:03 3/5 for five furlongs. Thoe horses are coming off a third and fifth in the Breeders' Futurity.
Cozy Kitten breezed five furlongs on the turf in 1:04 1/5. Trainer Wesley Ward was very excited with the work and thinks his horse has a big chance in the Juvenile Turf.
Breeders Cup Betting Schedule
Friday, November 5th
Breeders’ Cup Marathon 4:10 pm Eastern
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf 4:50 pm Eastern
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint 5:30 pm Eastern
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf 6:10 pm Eastern
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies 6:50 pm Eastern
Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic 7:30 pm Eastern
Saturday, November 6th
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf 1:50 pm Eastern
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile 2:30 pm Eastern
Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint 3:15 pm Eastern
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile 3:55 pm Eastern
Breeders’ Cup Mile 4:40 pm Eastern
Breeders’ Cup Sprint 5:20 pm Eastern
Breeders’ Cup Turf 6:00 pm Eastern
Breeders’ Cup Classic 6:45 pm Eastern