Wrecking Crew first Breeders’ Cup starter for Sky Kingdom

Wrecking Crew at Santa Anita Park on October 28, 2019. John Voorhees/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders’ Cup/CSM

First-Crop sire Sky Kingdom will have his first runner in the Breeders’ Cup on Friday when multiple graded stakes-placed Wrecking Crew makes his next start in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1).

The 2-year-old colt, who was a $875,000 purchase at the Fasig-Tipton March 2-year-old sale, burst on the scene with an easy maiden debut win at Del Mar. He then finished second in both the Best Pal S. (G2) and Del Mar Futurity (G1) to cap a busy summer meet.

Drawing post two in the field of nine juveniles, Wrecking Crew will be ridden for the first time by Paco Lopez in the day’s ninth race, which runs at 4:03 p.m. PT.

Wrecking Crew was bred in Kentucky by Westrock Stables.