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Trainer Kenny Black, once a jockey of considerable renown, will be running a horse in the Breeders Cup for the first time on Nov. Adidas NMD Aanbieding . 5, when he saddles What a View in the $2 million Mile against the best the U.S. and Europe have to offer.There will be a brief pause while those familiar with the Kenny Black saga come to terms with this information.What a View belongs in the Mile. The 5-year-old son of the Danzig stallion Vronsky is 5 for 5 on the Santa Anita turf course, including a victory in the Grade 1 Kilroe Mile over a strong field last March.Black, 52, has handled What a View with aplomb. The nearly black gelding was a thinker as a young horse and suffered a couple of fluky backstretch frights that gave him the heebie-jeebies. Black and his crew -- which includes his brother, the successful journeyman rider Corey Black -- have worked wonders putting What a Views head right, and now they are in a position to reap the rewards on the grandest stage the game provides.Its a long way from the back roads and bushes of Montana and Idaho, where Kenny Black spent time in self-imposed exile from the bright lights of the business. Black was a brilliant riding prodigy as a teenager and considered a stone-cold star of the future who sacrificed his best chance at the altar of drugs and booze.That Black has cleaned up his act and resurrected his career in the sport to stand at the threshold of a memorable Breeders Cup experience is a testament to his determination, his ability as a horseman, and the backing of the family of the late Buddy Johnston, a pillar of the California Thoroughbred community.Can you believe it? Black said Wednesday after he saw What a Views name listed in the main body of the Mile pre-entries. Im still pinching myself. Definitely, the dress codes been lowered a little bit.Black, a native of Utah, is cowboy through and through, although he cleans up well and will be looking bright as a new penny on Breeders Cup Saturday, when he leads What a View through the gauntlet of fans in the Santa Anita paddock.Im the only trainer I know in Southern California that still works all his own horses, Black said. And since it hasnt been all that long since I quit riding, I like to think I know what Im seeing out there in a race. I guess that means Im not too easy to ride for.Black tried to resurrect his career in Southern California in the mid-to-late 1990s, but he never could replicate the success of his youth. He ended up working as an assistant, training a few on his own, and even trying his hand at movie work on feature films like Seabiscuit and 50 to 1, in which he played the part of real-life jockey Casey Lambert.Jim Wilson, the director of 50 to 1, said he needed a jock with a lot of attitude, Black said. They told him I was perfect. But I had a heckuva time with the lines. We must have tried 50 takes. They told me to just improvise, and I nailed it in one take. The crew gave me a standing ovation, though I think it was because they could finally go home.Black worked alongside Don Warren with the Johnston stable, handling 2011 Eclipse champion Acclamation and stakes winner Vronsky, among others. When Warren retired in 2014, Black got the job, and What a View has been his hallmark horse.After winning the Kilroe Mile, What a View was given time off. Black brought him back to finish eighth in the Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland.Maybe Frankel or Mandella could have had him dead fit off a six-month layoff for Keeneland, but Im nowhere near as good as them, Black said. No way was I treating it like a Breeders Cup prep, though. I wanted to win the friggin race.My original plan was to take him to Kentucky Downs and run him in a 6 1/2-furlong race four to five weeks before the Shadwell, he said. But I missed a couple works at Del Mar when he had that same thing going around that knocked out Melatonin and some others for a while. So, I had to scrap the plan.Shortly after the Shadwell, Black let it be known that Kent Desormeaux would be replaced aboard What a View for the Breeders Cup. His phone lit up with calls from agents representing top jocks across the land.Right there alone tells me weve got to be pretty live, Black said. At least it makes me think Im not drinking my bath water for wanting to run.Black and the owners turned to Tyler Baze for the mount on What a View.He worked him the other day and went outstanding, Black said. Tylers like a little brother to me. Ive got a lot of faith in him, and I know hell follow instructions.Those instructions probably will be a variation on let him roll, since What a View does his best work when allowed his head. Standing near Black during the race could be an adventure since this will be a moment like no other in his colorful career. And if the dream comes true?You better get the Oscar ready for drama, he said. Because you know Ill cry.Adidas NMD XR1 Dames . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . NMD XR1 .C. -- Calgarys Kevin Koe did it the hard way again. http://www.nmdschoenenkopen.nl/ . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home.MONTREAL -- Coach Marco Schallibaum says cups are important. And he wants his Montreal Impact players to consider that when they face the Vancouver Whitecaps in a winner-take-all match for the Voyageurs Cup. "Its not the (league) championship, but the cup is always interesting," Schallibaum said Monday. "I use as an example 25 years ago when I won a cup. "I have always remembered it. It was very emotional, and we want to feel that emotion after the game." It was actually 30 years ago, in 1983, that Schallibaum won the Swiss Cup with Grasshoppers Zurich. Now, the Voyageurs Cup is up for grabs if the Impact can win, or at least score a goal in a tie, in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Champion final on Wednesday night in Vancouver. The teams played to a 0-0 draw in the first leg on May 15 at Saputo Stadium. Montreal can win the two-game, total-goals series by scoring an away goal, as long as they dont lose the game. "Its important that we do everything not to have any regrets after the game," added Schallibaum, a former star fullback in Switzerland who went into coaching when his playing days were done. The 51-year-old brought winning with him when he took over the Impact this season. The club was bounced from the first round by Toronto FC last year under former coach Jesse Marsch. Montreal started the year with a victory in the pre-season Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando, Fla., and are battling for top spot in Major League Soccer with a 7-2-2 record. They are coming off a rousing 5-3 win at home over Philadelphia on Saturday night, paced by a hat trick from striker Marco Di Vaio and the first goals of the season from Andrew Wenger and rookie Blake Smith. Now their attention turns to Cup play, where both sides feel they have an edge. The Whitecaps have home field advantage, but Wenger said it is Vancouver that should be feeling the heat. "I think people forget that they need a goal just as much as we do," said Wenger. "And if we score a goal, theyre in a lot of trouble. "So theres more pressure on them than there is on us." The Whitecaps defence tied Montreal in knots in the first leg and they had some chances to steal an away goal, including onne headed for the net that was swept off the line by Impact midfielder Justin Mapp. Adidas NMD R1 Primeknit. More open space is expected in the second leg, with both sides looking for goals. And, with the Cup on the line, both should have most of their top players in the lineup. "They had guys in different spots last game and it kind of threw a curveball at us," said goalkeeper Even Bush. "But theyll come out and try to attack and, playing at home, theyre going to go for the win right away. "Were going to have to deal with that, but it will open up space for us as well." Troy Perkins has played every MLS match for Montreal this season, but backup Bush has played the Cup games. In the opening round against TFC, the Impact lost the first leg 2-0 in Toronto but responded with a 6-0 win in the second leg to take the series 6-2 on aggregate. It ended Torontos four-year run as Voyageurs Cup champion. Montreal took it seven years in a row before that, while Vancouver has never won the Cup. The winner also gets Canadas lone berth in the CONCACAF Champions League. Perhaps the Impacts greatest high in their 20-year history came in Champions League play in 2009, when they drew 55,571 fans to Olympic Stadium for a 2-0 win over Mexicos Santos Laguna in the first leg of the quarter-finals. But their deepest low was in the return leg, when they scored twice more, only to collapse in the second half and lose 5-4 on aggregate. Now theyre gunning for another shot at international play. "If we could go out there and win a Cup to bring back to our fans here, that would be something we would cherish a long time," said Bush. The first leg was marked by a collision of heads between Vancouvers Jordan Harvey and Montreals Jeb Brovsky that left the Impact defender with his nose broken in six places. Brovsky, a former Whitecap, needed plastic surgery on his face, but was back in the lineup on Saturday and is expected to play. Fullback Hassoun Camara will return after missing Saturdays game with a sore thigh. Forward Daniele Paponi and midfielder Andrea Pisanu, both on the mend from thigh injuries, worked out on the sidelines Monday but wont be available. Captain Davy Arnaud is out with a concussion. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '