Longines Turf Division
BreederRosemont Farm LLC
United would likely get plenty of votes if he was running for president, based merely on his inclusive name. People will certainly agree on one thing no matter who they support on the human side – the 5-year-old son of Giant's Causeway is extremely consistent with seven wins from 16 lifetime starts coming into the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1).
Hall of Fame Trainer Richard Mandella is confident he'll run well at Keeneland. Actually, he's beyond confident. "We're going to blow their tires off," Mandella, well known for his dry wit, said after United scored a solid victory in the John Henry Turf Championship Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita in late September under Flavien Prat.
Whether Mandella, who won a record four Breeders’ Cup races in 2003 and has nine overall wins, was being sarcastic or not, it's evident United is great form. The LNJ Foxwood-owned gelding cruised to a 1 ½ length front-running score in the John Henry Turf, his fourth stakes victory from five starts this year.
It’s also certain that United won’t be flying under the radar this year like he was in 2019 when he finished second by a head to future Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar at odds of 51-1. Should he win, he would be only the 12th American-based horse to win in the 36-year history of the race dominated by European competitors.
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