Breeders Cup 2021: Chain of Custody: The Story Behind the Breeders’ Cup Equine Security Team
The Breeders' Cup Equine Security Team receives some last minute instructions on Thursday afternoon from lead Don Ahrens (center right). Tasked with protecting over 150 horses that are housed at Del Mar for the World Championships, these are their stories ... (Photo by Skip Dickstein)
BCEST Assemble! Don Ahrens and Mike Kilpack's hand-built team of investigators take time to pose for their annual team photo. Not pictured are 3 members of the night crew (J.C. Jaramillo Juan Estrada, and Ashley Leary ... they are sleeping. (Photo by Skip Dickstein)
BCEST member Tyler Durand records and bags samples bound for the CHRB Office onsite at Del Mar from Brad Cox's Barn. The "Chain of Custody" begins ...
Outside the Quarantine Compound at Del Mar, runners can workout, now that the 48-hr lockdown is complete. Here Francis Graffard's runner, Malavath (IRE) returns from stretching her legs. She is entered in the Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday.
Watching the watchers ... McDonnell and Jordan's expansive Barn Y at Del Mar has major territory to cover for the Equine Security Team, and the guards that staff it.
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