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21hMike Watchmaker

Talented fillies ready to assume the mantle

The good news is that lots of talent is coming up. That was evident in the group of 3-year-old fillies in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland.

Race of the Day: Friday, Oct. 21 (12:25)
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ABR: The biggest game in horse racing

It's horse racing's most glamorous event. This short film narrated by Emmy Award-winner Tom Knight provides a glimpse into the passion, pageantry and excitement associated with Thoroughbred racing's $28-million weekend.

Race of the Day: Thursday, Oct. 20 (10:15)
4dRon Gierkink | Daily Racing Form

Erupt runs to Canadian International upset win

The aptly named French 4-year-old Erupt exploded in the stretch to capture the Grade 1, $1 million Canadian International at 12-1 under Stephane Pasquier at Woodbine on Sunday.

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Weekend Wrap: Canadian International (6:53)
Weekend Wrap: Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (9:20)
Weekend Wrap: E. P. Taylor Stakes (6:05)
Weekend Wrap: Matron Stakes (3:52)
Weekend Wrap: Futurity Stakes (5:56)
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5dMarty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Time and Motion not to be denied in QE II

Time and Motion outfought two other rivals Saturday in a thrilling 33rd running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.

Race of the Day: Wednesday, Oct. 19 (8:34)
Weekend Wrap: Jessamine Stakes (5:22)
Weekend Wrap: Franklin County (5:55)
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6dJay Hovdey

Trainer Gosden looks for win at Woodbine

All eyes will be on Toronto on Sunday, when Woodbine welcomes the world to its turf jewels, the $500,000 E.P. Taylor at 1-1/4 miles and the $1 million Canadian International.

Weekend Wrap: Nearctic Stakes (4:07)
Race Replay: Matron Stakes (4:15)
Michael Burns photo
4dAlex Campbell | Daily Racing Form

Southern Ring comes around to win the Ontario Fashion

Southern Ring sat just behind a quick early pace and surged to the lead in the stretch to win the Grade 3, $173,700 Ontario Fashion Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Cactus Kris.

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6dMike Watchmaker

Will Time and Motion prevail?

Thoroughbred racing is not static. It can't be, not when the participants -- equine and human -- are made of flesh, bone, and blood. By definition, over time, performance will change.

Race of the Day: Saturday, Oct. 15 (6:58)
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6dMarcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

Use six in E.P. Taylor to start Pick 4

Slip the Cable skipped over the slop Saturday night at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Race Track and cruised to a front-running 7-1/2-length win in the $450,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic.


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Michael Mellen, co-owner of Breeders' Cup Turf hopeful Ashleyluvssugar, on late partner who appeared on shows like Odd Couple and Laverne & Shirley. Zoe Cadman analyzes BC Turf & Distaff.

NYRA/Adam Coglianese
8dJay Hovdey

Another racing career over too soon

This is the story of two retirements, one coming at the end of a rich, deeply satisfying career, the other not so much.

Yonkers Trot preview (15:18)
Saturday Hoosier Park preview (7:49)
Futurity Stakes preview (4:54)
Michael Burns Photo
6dMike Curry | America's Best Racing

ABR: Make money betting E. P. Taylor Stakes

The $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes Presented by HPIBet looks like a terrific betting opportunity if you landed on a longshot.

Ruling Angel Stakes preview (5:13)
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6dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

Cathryn Sophia will not run in Breeders' Cup

Cathryn Sophia, winner of this year's Kentucky Oaks, will not compete in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint as scheduled. She instead will be sold at the Fasig-Tipton November sale.

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6dEllis Starr | America's Best Racing

ABR: Two fillies with an upset chance in QE II

The 33rd running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup presented by Lane's End brings together a superbly talented field of nine 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland.

Weekend Wrap: Jockey Club Gold Cup (5:42)
Weekend Wrap: Champagne Stakes (5:40)
Nikki Sherman Photo
9dKen Weingartner | Daily Racing Form

Resolve favored in $1M International Trot

Resolve on Tuesday afternoon drew post No. 2 in a field of 10 for Saturday's $1 million Yonkers International Trot and was made the 3-1 morning line favorite in the 1-1/4 mile invitational.

Weekend Warrior: California Distaff (2:30)
Weekend Warrior: Pebble Stakes (7:50)
Weekend Wrap: Flower Bowl Invitational (4:27)
Weekend Wrap: Shadwell Turf Mile (8:14)
11dMarty McGee | Daily Racing Form

I'm a Chatterbox too much for rivals in Spinster Stakes

I'm a Chatterbox came through as the 2-5 favorite Sunday in easily winning the 61st running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Spinster Stakes at Keeneland to stamp her ticket to the Breeders' Cup.

Weekend Wrap: Spinster Stakes (4:59)
Weekend Wrap: Alcibiades Stakes (6:08)
Weekend Wrap: First Lady Stakes (8:12)
NYRA/Adam Coglianese
10dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator retired

Exaggerator, the winner of the Preakness Stakes and the only 3-year-old male to win three Grade 1 races this year, was officially retired on Monday.

Weekend Wrap: Santa Anita Sprint Championship (4:37)
NYRA/Adam Coglianese
10dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Dacita sidelined for rest of 2016

The multiple stakes winner Dacita will not make the Breeders' Cup, trainer Chad Brown said, owing to a physical issue that will sideline her for the remainder of 2016.

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