Montana Connection In Breeders Cup Races This Weekend

 

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We love us a good horse race. My former employer of many years, Topper Tracy of Stevensville, MT, who started and owned The Racing Journal magazine, has Breeders’ Cup connections this year. The Breeders’ Cup races are this Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3 at Churchill Downs in Kentucky.

Topper T

Topper and his wife Cathy have a son named Ray who was raised in Montana and started training races horses in the state in 1983. He now lives in Iowa and owns a horse breeding and training facility, Black Oak Farm, with his wife, Sherri. Ray bred, raised and raced a now two-year-old colt named Topper T that is under new ownership and entered in the Breeders Cup Sentient Jet Juvenile under trainer Bill Mott. Look for race 9 this Friday, November 2. The Sentient Jet Juvenile for 2-year-old colts and geldings is a 1-1/16 mile race on dirt with a post time of 6:05 p.m. eastern.

Topper T won the Iowa Cradle Stakes at Prairie Meadows in Iowa on August 11 and has lifetime earnings of $112,650 with a record of 2 wins, 2 seconds and a third place finish in the Iowa Stallion Futurity on July 6.

Topper T won the Iowa Cradle Stakes at Prairie Meadows in Iowa on August 11 and has lifetime earnings of $112,650 with a record of 2 wins, 2 seconds and a third place finish in the Iowa Stallion Futurity on July 6.

He a long shot for the Sentient Jet Juvenile at odds of 30-1 and will start from the 13th hole. Fourteen horses are entered.

Cathy Tracy’s birthday is Saturday. What a fun present to watch Topper T in the Breeders’ Cup Sentient Jet Juvenile! We’ll be rooting for Topper T.

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Phyllis Tryon
Phyllis Tryon is a Great Falls resident, local volunteer and former horse racing journalist. She and her husband raised two daughters in Great Falls and she now enjoys time with her grandkids.

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