Fall Stars Weekend at Keeneland offers four “Win and You're In” races for the Breeders' Cup on Saturday, and another three on Sunday. Across the world, there are a total of 17 challenge races offering expenses-paid berths to the World Championships next month at Churchill Downs.
Some of the highlights include the G1 Shadwell Turf Mile and the Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Saturday, as well as the G1 Flower Bowl and G1 Spinster on Sunday; each of these contests offers a Breeders' Cup berth to the winner in the respective division.
In the Shadwell, Heart to Heart will take on the talented Chad Brown-trained duo of Analyze It and Almanaar. Also in the mix are Divisidero, Synchrony, Qurbaan, Voodoo Song, and Mr. Misunderstood. The Sprint Championship at Santa Anita features a rematch between Roy H and Ransom the Moon, who are both expected to run again in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
The Flower Bowl at Belmont on Sunday is an intriguing match-up between Fourstar Crook and Queen's Plate winner Holy Helena. Back at Keeneland, the Spinster features G1 winners Eskimo Kisses and Blue Prize (in Argentina), as well as G1-placed runners Talk Veuve to Me, Fuhriously Kissed, and Chocolate Martini.
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