The first of three consecutive weekends loaded with significant prep races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course in November arrives on Sept. 26-27. A total of eight domestic stakes races on Sept.
The horse racing world like all other areas of society continues to make changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis. Most racetracks currently operating are doing so without spectators, and have instituted strict safety screening protocols for essential employees who are already on the grounds to provide daily care for horses.
Tom Pedulla presents five takeaways from the three Breeders’ Cup Challenge races this weekend at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto as well as developments leading to the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course:
Are you looking forward to the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Nov. 6 at Keeneland? You should be – over the last decade, the 1-mile event for 2-year-old fillies has been won by a bevy of elite grass stars, including Lady Eli, Rushing Fall, and Stephanie’s Kitten.