Richard Hannon is hoping Toronado can end his stellar career on a high note with victory in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita tonight and we've got the full schedule and race times for those wanting to watch the big event.
The Al Shaqab Racing-owned four-year-old is set to embark on a new career at stud after his American adventure and another elite-level victory would be a fitting finale for the son of High Chaparral.
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Toronado (11.40) has already picked up Group 1 wins in the 2013 Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and this year's Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, as well as finishing second in three more contests in the highest company.
"Toronado has been a fantastic horse for us over the last two seasons and it would be brilliant if he could sign off with a win in one of the biggest races on the globe before starting his stud career," said Hannon on his stable website.
"The Europeans traditionally do well in the turf races here, but you still need a fresh horse to beat the Americans in their own back yard and in Toronado we have just that. This has been the plan since Royal Ascot and his form since the Queen Anne is hard to fault.
"He ran right up to his best against Kingman at Goodwood and did nothing wrong in France last time, so provided Hughesie can get him into a good early rhythm from what is a decent draw he ought to go very close. He is the best horse on ratings, but now he has to go and prove it one more time."
European raiders are also fancied to dominate the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (7.43), with Sir Michael Stoute's Dank seeking a second straight win in this race, while Just The Judge and Secret Gesture travel across the Atlantic in good heart.
Caspar Netscher is a value bet to put in a bold bid in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (9.05) after scoring for David Simcock in a Grade 2 event at Woodbine in Canada a couple of weeks ago.
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe runner-up Flintshire and Royal Ascot scorer Telescope head a strong raiding party in the Breeders' Cup Turf (10.22), while Michael Owen will be cheering on Irish St Leger hero Brown Panther here.
Jamie Osborne's Toast Of New York faces a tough task in the Breeders' Cup Classic (12.30) when re-opposing the unbeaten Shared Belief, who had his measure at Del Mar in August, as well as Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, plus Belmont Stakes victor Tonalist.
Full schedule and times for tonight's races:
5.15 Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes (Turf)
7.05 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (Dirt)
7.43 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Turf)
8.21 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Dirt)
9.05 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (Turf)
9.43 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Dirt)
10.22 Breeders' Cup Turf (Turf)
11.01 Breeders' Cup Sprint (Dirt)
11.40 Breeders' Cup Mile (Turf)
12.35 Breeders' Cup Classic (Dirt)