Home Racing A Closer Look at the 2022 Breeders' Cup Classic Hopeful Cyberknife

A Closer Look at the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Classic Hopeful Cyberknife


The fields of the 14 races that make up it Educators World Cup Championship The focus is really on in the summer and fall and this regular feature will provide a sneak peek into one of the superstars of the previous weekend.

Cyberknife Punch His Ticket To $6 Million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic With a win at $1,017,500 TVG.com Haskell stakes July 23 in Monmouth Park. The Classic is the preeminent race of the two-day World Cup Breeders Championship that will take place in kenland For the third time overall in November. 4-5, 2022.

Cyberknife hit the arena with its impressive first division victory Arkansas Derby April 2, 2022, at oaklawn park She highlights a compelling story about how it was named. Owner Al Gould was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the time he was 65, and a treatment called “Cyber ​​Knife,” which delivers precise doses of radiation directly to cancer cells without harming other areas, helped save his life.

Gold that races thoroughbred horses under the name of ownership gold boxdubbed Cyberknife for a promising colt from the first crop of the 2017 horse of the year. gun runner Original Awesome Flower multiple bet winner, by Flower Alley, who bought it for $400,000 a year.

This colt has evolved into the best 3 years in training Brad CoxHis supervision won the Arkansas Derby in his sixth start. After a disappointing 18The tenth– Finishing place at Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve May 7 in Churchill DownsCyberknife bounced back with a 3rd grade nose win Matt Wayne Stix June 12 at Churchill Downs was followed by a big win at TVG.com Haskell Stakes as it beat Santa Anita Derby winner Runhappy. Kind He has never been defeated Jack Christopher.

Cyberknife was ahead to take on the older horses at Breeders’ Cup Classic, but it seems to be heading in the right direction:

  • He set a record at Monmouth Park in Haskell by completing 1 1/8 miles in 1:46.24.
  • He was awarded a career Best New 102 Beyer Speed ​​Figure at Haskell and matched a Best 104 Equibase Speed ​​Figure earned at Matt Winn.
  • He was bred to handle distance and improve with age as the son of 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Gun Runner of a mare at Awesome Flower who won multi-stakes races at ages 4, 5 and 6, all about buzz.

Coach Brad Cox said he will direct Cyberknife to $1,250,000 Runhappy Travers Stakes August. 27 in Saratoga Race Course And the long-range target is Breeders’ Cup Classic. Both of these races run at 1 mile, one-eighth of a mile longer than the Haskell race.

“We have to get there. I don’t want to go too far. We’re going to let him enjoy the Saratoga weather, like everyone else, and hopefully we can go forward,” Cox said. and a quarter.”


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