Flat Out trainer gets to 1st Breeders' Cup at 70
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Flat Out is taking Scooter Dickey places the 70-year-old trainer has never been. He's hoping their next trip is to the winner's circle after the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
Flat Out is the best horse of Dickey's nearly 50-year career and the first to win a Grade 1 stakes for him. He came to Dickey as a promising 2-year-old in 2008, and the trainer has seen Flat Out through a history of foot problems to reach North America's richest race.
Dickey will have family and friends on hand Saturday at Churchill Downs, where he's based. Dana, his wife of 48 years, will gather her strength to attend. She has an incurable liver disease and has waited years to receive a transplant,
Flat Out is 6-1 on the morning line for the 1 1-4-mile race.