Bronzo Continues Post Breeders’ Cup Career in USA
Bronzo Continues Post Breeders’ Cup Career in USA: The Chilean bred Bronzo, who was fourth in the recent 31st running of the Breeder’s Cup Dirt Mile, will continue his career in the United States with the Neil Drysdale barn. Bronzo ran in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Mile as an outsider, especially because it was his first appearance in the United States, something that is really tough for a South American horse that often needs time to acclimate. Bronzo lost some weight during the quarantine in Miami but he recovered quickly and was able to finish fourth, seven lengths behind the winner Goldencents, coming off the pace and crying for more ground.
Bronzo, a son of Fusaichi Pegasus – Bateria Blindada (CHI) by Memo (CHI) earned a spot to the Breeder’s Cup Dirt Mile winning the Copa de Oro Breeders’ Cup G2 in the Club Hipico de Santiago on June 27, 2014. Interestingly, the race was over 1 1/8m instead a mile. In fact Bronzo’s last six races in Chile were farther than a mile.
For the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Bronzo was ridden by Luis Torres Aka Magico and trained by Jorge Andres Inda de la Cerda. In South America, all the media highlighted the young trainer’s job and Magico’s perfect ride, who managed to reach a fourth place. Both, trainer and jockey returned to Chile, but Bronzo stayed with the Neil Drysdale barn, the same trainer of his sire Fusaichi Pegasus.
Certainly, Bronzo is not a natural miler. He doesn’t have the early speed necessary to run a mile in the U.S, but he will be a tough horse going 1 1/8 miles and 1 ¼ miles in Grade 3 or Grade 2 races. Time will tell if he’s capable to compete in Grade 1 races in the classic distance.
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile 2014 Replay: