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Each week a panel of media members, horseplayers, and Breeders’ Cup World Championships officials release a poll tabulating their votes on the nation's top contenders for the 2022 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The second weekend in October is loaded with “Win and You’re In” qualifying prep races for the 39thBreeders’ Cup World Championships, and in addition to nine of them scheduled at Keeneland Race Course – site of this year’s event a month from now – five more will be held at the Belmont at the Big A meet in New York and at

The fields for the 14 races that comprise the Breeders’ Cup World Championships really begin to come into focus in summer and fall and this regular feature will offer a snapshot profile of one of the previous weekend’s standout stars.

The upcoming weekend of racing is a crucial one for owners of horses that are seeking an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships less than five weeks from now. The bulk of the action will take place in the heart of horse country, as Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., offers a total of nine Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” preps for during its kickoff Fall Stars Weekend. Adding even more signific

Steve Laymon, who manages First Row Partners, was searching online for potential names for a daughter of Ghostzapper out of the Smart Strike mare Salty Strike. Not surprisingly, he started with the word “ghost.”

The content that popped onto his screen was surprising, if not unsettling.

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