WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies
While not nearly the weekend of racing the last two were, this week holds the distinction of being the last official Breeders’ Cup Win-And-You’re-In contests. All three big races at Woodbine will be televised on ESPN 2 and TVG with early favorite Marsh Side being challenged by Jukebox Jury and offering Champs Elysees in the Canadian International. This $2 million Grade I race ends a strong day of racing at the Canadian track that includes the Grade II $500,000 Nearctic Stakes and the Grade I $1,000,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes for Fillies and Mares.
The other two Win-And-You’re-In contests are the Spend a Buck Handicap (III) at Calder and the Emirates Champion Stakes (I) at Newmarket. The Spend a Buck can be found on HRTV and the Emirates Champion Stakes will be part of this weekend’s ESPN 2 package on a delay.
The other major race this weekend takes place at Keeneland where three year old fillies led by Gozzip Girl will compete. The $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup can be seen on TVG.