Saturday, September 5, 2009
Multiple grade 1 winner Colonel John schooled for trainer Eoin Harty during the races Saturday afternoon in preparation for Sunday's $1 million Pacific Classic. Colonel John heads a field of 12 that includes Einstein, Rail Trip, Informed and Awesome Gem.
The Pacific Classic is the ninth race on an 11-race card that begins one hour earlier than usual, at 1 p.m. Pacific. The card includes three other stakes races: the grade 1 Pat O'Brien Stakes, the grade 2 Del Mar Derby, and the Torrey Pines Stakes.