Week of September 20, 2010
By Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans Co-founder
Breeders’ Cup turf preps at Woodbine were the focus of the weekend with several somewhat surprising results. Court Vision went off at 7-1 off a freshening to get his first non-DQ win of the year over The Usual QT in the Woodbine Mile. Local homebred New Normal stamped her ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf with an upset win the Natalma Stakes ($15.80) and Pluck got the job done in the stretch to win the Summer Stakes and earn a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.
Most of the other races this weekend were won by favorites: Miss Keller in the Canadian, Redwood in the Northern Dancer and Check the Label in the Garden City Handicap. Strike the Bell pulled a mild upset over Quiet Meadow in the Nobel Damsel at Belmont Park.
Ten Things You Should Know is back this week with a look at the Kent Stakes at Delaware park. However, it will be published on Friday instead of its customary Thursday. And last but not least, Figs Gone Wild Month continues with a look at the ins and outs of pace figures!
With all the Breeders’ Cup action at Woodbine last weekend Canada was trending topic for most of the week of Raceday 360. With light racing action this coming weekend, no doubt they’ll be plenty of posts about the preparations for “Super Saturday”, October 2nd, which features coast to coast Breeders’ Cup preps. Zenyatta and Blame have already been starting to pick up steam! Stop by and check in on all the action.
Last Week’s Races
Check probable starters at Horse Racing Nation’s Stakes Tracker
See you at the track!