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Horse racing: Despite layoff, Animal Kingdom in Breeders’ Cup

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Of the 180 horses pre-entered for next weekend’s Breeders’ Cup, there’s only one who would be coming off a longer layoff than Animal Kingdom. Because of injuries, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner has run just once since last year’s Belmont Stakes, an allowance win on the turf at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 18. He missed the Dubai World Cup, but in May, trainer Graham Motion convinced Team Valor managing partner that the Breeders’ Cup was ...

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