Animal Kingdom works for World Cup

Updated: March 4, 2013

Animal Kingdom, trained by Graham
Motion, put in a six-furlong workout Monday morning ahead of his start in the
Dubai World Cup on March 30.

Second in last month’s Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, Animal Kingdom worked
the distance in 1:14.78 over a firm turf course at Palm Meadows Training
Center near Gulfstream Park. The trainer tweeted that the five-year-old went
five-furlongs in 1:02 and will have two more workouts before the World Cup.

Owned by Team Valor, Animal Kingdom was runner-up as the 4-5 favorite to
Point of Entry in the Turf Handicap by 1 1/4-lengths on Feb. 9. It was his
first start since finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Mile in November at
Santa Anita.

Animal Kingdom won the 2011 Spiral Stakes and Kentucky Derby, and was second
in the Preakness Stakes.