Algiers Misses Race, but Crisford Stable Thrives in Canada
The Crisford racing family, known for their success in big races, faced a setback when Algiers was unable to compete in the Woodward Stakes at Belmont. The horse had missed a week of training due to adverse conditions and the track was deemed unraceable. However, the Crisfords are not deterred and have their sights set on Woodbine next Saturday. Algiers is expected to target the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, but a Classic spot is still possible. Meanwhile, Vandeek's appearance in the Dewhurst is uncertain.
Europe Shows Strength Ahead of Breeders' Cup
The Breeders' Cup, set to take place at Santa Anita in November, is shaping up to have a strong European presence. Some names to watch out for include Big Evs, Paddington, Inspiral, and Master of the Seas in various races. The Turf Sprint features Live In The Dream, a Nunthorpe hero who could bring victory to owners Steve and Jolene de'Lemos.
Controversy Surrounding Ffos Las Abandonment
The decision to abandon Ffos Las on Sunday has caused disagreement among racing fans. While some argue that the decision was made too late, others believe that the condition of the track made it clear that racing was not possible. A video of someone walking the track has further fueled the controversy.
Fixture List Debate
The release of the fixture list is still awaited, sparking discussion regarding Premier Saturdays and Super Saturday. Some argue that Premier Saturdays make no sense as they already exist, while others advocate for the end of Super Saturday, which includes multiple races on the same day. The BHA faces the challenge of making a decision that satisfies all parties.