Torre on edge about his Cup horse

Image: MLB executive Joe Torre (© Don McPeak/USA Today Sports)
At the World Series, Joe Torre is keeping tabs on the Breeders' Cup.
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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP)

Joe Torre is juggling World Series duties and his nerves about this weekend's Breeders' Cup Classic.


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He co-owns Game On Dude, a gelding that was made the early 8-5 favorite for Saturday's $5 million race at Santa Anita.

Torre was in St. Louis on Monday for Game 5 of the World Series between the Cardinals and Boston Red Sox. He is an executive with Major League Baseball, having retired from a managerial career that included overseeing the Dodgers and the Yankees.

Bob Baffert, who trains Game On Dude, called Torre on Monday.

''Bob, everything OK?'' Torre said in answering the call, which interrupted his meeting with the umpiring crew. Assured it was, Torre called Baffert back later.

''When you have a good horse and your trainer calls, you got to take this call,'' Baffert said. ''He's really excited about it. This horse pumped him up at Del Mar.''

That's where Game On Dude won the $1 million Pacific Classic in August by a record 8-1/2 lengths.

''I was jumpy as all get-out,'' Torre said at the time. ''I can't tell you how exciting it was to watch him.''

Even if the World Series goes to a Game 7 on Thursday, Torre will be clear to attend Saturday's Classic, the richest race in North America.

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