Breeders’ Cup 2012: Dullahan Turf or Dirt?
Breeders’ Cup Challenge winner Dullahan will take his chances at the 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championship on November 2, 2012. The big question is, will Dullahan run on Turf or Dirt?
Dullahan has never won a race on turf or dirt. The talented three-year-old thoroughbred has only won a horserace on a synthetic surface. Former jockey Tammy Fox, who is also the assistant to Dullahan’s trainer Dale Romans, will ultimately be the sole person responsible for picking which 2012 Breeders’ Cup race will be best for Dullahan. There is a scheduled workout on turf this coming Saturday and another training session scheduled on dirt sometime next week. Tammy Fox will decide between starting the Pacific Classic champ in the $3 million Turf at 1 1/2-miles or the $5 million Classic at 1 1/4- miles on dirt.
“Whichever one I decide that he likes the best, that’s the one we’re going to go with, so I hope I pick the right one,” Fox said.
Dullahan’s interesting fact: A Dullahan is the name of a headless horseman according to Irish folklore.
Lady and The Track would like to wish Dullahan, Dale Romans, and Tammy Fox the best of luck during the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Championship!
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The 2012 Breeders’ Cup Challenge will air on Saturday November 3rd on NBC. Post time is set for 5:30 PM PDT, 8:30 PM EST.