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Cowboy Cal tests turf in Cup prep

Updated: October 9, 2009, 2:18 PM ET
By Brad Free | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calf. -- Cowboy Cal runs a mile on turf Saturday in the Grade 2 Oak Tree Mile, followed by a Breeders' Cup race on a surface yet to be determined.

"We know he handles Pro-Ride, we want to see if he likes the Santa Anita turf," trainer Todd Pletcher said. "This would clarify whether it is the turf Mile or the so-called Dirt Mile."

Cowboy Cal can do both, and it is a testament to his versatility and durability that eight months after winning the Strub Stakes on the Santa Anita ...

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