Animal Kingdom eying BC Mile

Updated: October 2, 2012, 4:48 PM ET

Animal Kingdom is expected to return in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita Park, Team Valor International announced Oct. 2.

The winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby heads to California for the Nov. 3 Mile with a chance at becoming the first Derby victor to earn Breeders' Cup glory since Unbridled in 1990.

Animal Kingdom, champion 3-year-old male in 2011, scored an easy turf win Feb. 18 at Gulfstream Park in his only start this year. He developed a stress fracture of the ...

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