With the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs looming just one week away, connections across the country are preparing their contenders with final workouts, shipping plans and crossed fingers this weekend. A quartet of graded stakes highlights the North American racing action, and Australian supermare Winx will challenge for an another Cox Plate triumph on Saturday.
The Cox Plate will go off at approximately 2:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time in the United States, in which Winx faces just seven other opponents.
In North America, Saturday's G2 Fayette at Keeneland features Bill Mott trainee Hofburg against morning-line favorite Prime Attraction, shipping in from California.
On Sunday, last year's Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway will opt for a slightly softer spot at Santa Anita in the $75,000 Comma to the Top Stakes.
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