The journey to the 36th Breeders’ Cup Classic begins in the early morning hours as Breeders’ Cup hopefuls are boarding “Air Horse One” in Los Angeles ahead of the Whitney Stakes in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Victory in the Whitney comes with an automatic and free entry into the Breeders’ Cup Classic so the stakes are high.
Meanwhile, at Monmouth Park Racetrack in New Jersey, owner Michael Fazio and trainer Greg Sacco (the team behind Joevia) prepare for the TVG.com Haskell Invitational. It is a historic moment for Greg as Joevia would be his first horse ever to run in the Haskell. On race day, veterinarians discover a pulse in Joevia’s foot, forcing the team to make a difficult decision just before the race.
Back to the Whitney in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as legendary trainer Bob Baffert reminisces about his career in thoroughbred racing and introduces “man of the hour” McKinzie, who will be running in the race. McKinzie is named after one of his dear friends who passed away a few years back so it is a very emotional effort for Team Baffert. The Whitney Stakes is also the one race that has eluded Baffert in all of his years in horse racing. Can he finally win with McKinzie and secure a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic?
Watch Season 2: E1 Best Laid Plans of ALL IN: The Road to the Classic to find out how things shake out for the connections of Joevia and McKinzie. For more info about the Breeders’ Cup visit: www.breederscup.com Missed Season 1 of ALL IN: The Road to the Classic? Watch it all here: https://thebc.ltd/ALLINS1