You might call it Last Chance Saturday. Today represents the final opportunity for horses to qualify for the Breeders' Cup through the Win and You're In Challenge.
There are five races in which the winners will gain an automatic berth for various Breeders' Cup races at Churchill Downs, November 5th-6th.
Three of them are at Woodbine, all Grade 1 races on turf.
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The winner of the Canadian International Stakes will qualify for the Breeders' Cup Turf. Three European shippers, including Redwood and Chinchon, highlight the nine-horse field. European horses have won six of the last 10 runnings of the Canadian International.
In the $1 million E.P. Taylor stakes, all but one of the entrants is from overseas, including last year's winner Lahaleeb. The winner gets into the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare turf.
The $500,000 Nearctic Stakes is a six furlong race, featuring improving three-year-old Bridgetown. The winner qualifies for the Turf Sprint.
At Calder, the Grade 3 Spend a Buck Handicap is a Win and You're In race for the Dirt Mile. Mambo Meister is defending his title in the Spend a Buck.
And at Newmarket race course in Britain, the winner of the Grade 1 Emirates Champion Stakes will qualify for the Breeders' Cup Turf.
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