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Breeders’ Cup Presents The News Minute: Post Position Post-Mortem

The field breaks from the Keeneland starting gate in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic, won by American Pharoah

“Good draw. We would've been happy with any draw,” Flightline's trainer John Sadler said after post positions were assigned for the $6-million Breeders' Cup Classic and the 13 other championship races to be contested at Keeneland racecourse in Lexington, Ky., on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5.

Flightline drew the No. 4 post and was made the 3-5 morning line favorite in the Grade 1 Classic run at 1 1/4 miles.

“We think at a mile and a quarter you have a good run into the turn to get your position so for him it's just fine,” Sadler added.

But a number of the Breeders' Cup races do not have a long run to the turn, and in today's Breeders' Cup News Minute Ray Paulick outlines some of those challenges, including the G1 Dirt Mile and the two G1 dirt races for 2-year-olds on Friday, the Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies, run at 1 1/16 miles. All three of those races also have a shorter stretch run, with the finish line at the sixteenth pole. Outside posts are disadvantageous in those three dirt races, as well as one-mile turf contests.

Watch today's News Minute, below.

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