Pair of 2YO’s for Colonel John in this year’s Breeders’ Cup
Monday, October 26, 2015
Colonel John, the nation’s leading third crop sire by winners and wins, has two chances to cap off a great year with 2-year-old colts entered in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) and Juvenile (G1) at Keeneland.

The $1 million Juvenile Turf, which runs Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET, drew a field of 14 with one also-eligible for the one mile contest. Colonel John’s Airoforce, who drew post 8 with rider Julien Leparoux, figures to have a say in the outcome after winning the Dixiana Bourbon S. (G3) in impressive fashion on Oct. 4 over this same track.

Airoforce is undefeated in two starts with his similarly flashy maiden win Sept. 5 at Kentucky Downs. He is trained by Mark Casse for John Oxley, who purchased the gray or roan colt for $350,000 at the OBS April 2-year-olds sale.

In the $2 million Juvenile, which runs Saturday at 4:10 p.m. ET, Colonel John’s multiple stakes winner Cocked and Loaded drew post 5 in another full field that features 14, plus two also-eligibles.

Cocked and Loaded broke his maiden first time out this spring at Keeneland and has gone on to take the $250,000 Tremont S. at Belmont in early June and most recently annexed the 1 1/16-mile Iroqouis S. (G3) at Churchill Downs.

Trained by Larry Rivelli for Richard Ravin and Patricia’s Hope LLC, Cocked and Loaded has won three of his five starts and earned $250,840. He’ll be ridden Saturday by Irad Ortiz, Jr.
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