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FLASH! FRANKEL'S LITTLE BROTHER TAKES THE BRITISH CHAMPION STAKES!
From U.S., to Canada, to Australia, to Great Britain, and Japan
Time Ordered Races / Entries - Printable file
WEEKEND RACING, PRIMARILY OVERSEAS: With the lull before our own Breeders Cup coming up, the top class racing will take place outside the U.S. this weekend, but there are a couple of races in the U.S. that might be of interest. First on Friday, Rosalind runs in the G3 Pin Oak Valley View at Keeneland (a friend of mine has an interest in Goldy Espony also in this race). Then on Saturday, the Grade 2 Lexus Raven Run at Keeneland has several 3 yr old fillies whose sires are of... interest: Street Sense (2 entries), A.P. Indy, Tapit, Flatter, Birdstone, Speightstown (2 entries).
Also in the U.S. will be the biggest day of American hunt races at Far Hills, New Jersey. See more info below.
In our own backyard, on Sunday, our Canadian friends will be celebrating the running of the PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL. Brown Panther (the Irish St. Leger winner), Big Blue Kitten (Kitten's Joy), and Hillstar (another British invader, to be ridden by Ryan Moore, trained by Sr. Michael Stoute) head a field of ten.
The biggest races, however, are taking place overseas: Saturday, AUSTRALIA'S G1 CAULFIELD CUP, one of the lead-up races to the Melbourne Cup; GREAT BRITAIN, BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS. Sunday: JAPAN's G1 SHUKA SHO, the final leg of the Japan Fillies Triple Crown. Due to the time difference for Australia and Japan, it will be easier to catch the replays later in the day.
There are some races around the U.S. for state-breds in Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. Check out any races you might have an interest in at BloodHorse racing index
The BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS can be seen in the U.S. starting Saturday morning at 8:45 a.m. New York time, with the two key races -- the QE II at 10:30 ET, and the Champions Stakes at 11:05 a.m. The race at 8:45 a.m. is the Long Distance Cup, which will feature the Queen's Estimate in what could be her last race. Despite many of the biggest stars being ruled out for conditions, injury or retirement, Cirrus des Aigles, the 8 year old wonder gelding, is expected to be in the lineup for the Champions Stakes, along with Noble Mission (Frankel's brother), Al Kazeem, and Ruler of the World. Conditions at Newmarket are expected to be "testing" (wet!). More to come!
British Championships - Champions Day info
Champions Day looks short of champions
British Championships - Entries
Advance Going: Heavy
British Champions Day - All races on one page
Result will show up at the CARD link
BC Sprint Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (3YO plus) - 6f Gordon Lord Byron
9:55 a.m. ET BC Fillies & Mares Stakes (Group 1) (Class 1) (3YO plus) - 1m 4f Replay
10:30 a.m. ET Queen Elizabeth II S (One Mile G1 3+, 1m Race Replay - Charm Spirit
11:05 a.m. ET Champion Stakes G1, (BC Middle Distance (3YO plus) - 1m 2f Race Replay - Noble Mission
11:45 a.m. ET Balmoral Handicap 3YO + - 1m
More on today's races
Estimate given go ahead for crack at long distance Cup