WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

by | 11.17.2010 | 12:47am

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.


  • What about the jumping races that will be run today?

  • craig

    Explain to me where there are enough horses in North America to fill 23 Graded stakes races last weekend and now an additional 13 graded stakes races this weekend. How can any of these races have quality fields of horses that will appeal to the general racing fan. Would be like watching a MLB game with only one or two good players on each team. There would be a lot of very bad games played.

  • Joe

    Less is often more.

    Less races would be more, from grades stakes to cheap claiming races and no drugs from top to bottom.

    Racing is chocking under the weight of what it can’t afford to tolerate while it either doesn’t want or can’t get what it needs to improve itself: transparency, integrity, security, uniformity, quality, safety under the guidance and protection of a central authority.

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