Everybody is talking about Woodbine. Saturday's excellent Woodbine card
features three Breeders' Cup Win & You're In events - the Nearctic,
E.P Taylor and Canadian International - and my local news scanner is
starting to smoke as reports flow in at quadruple the usual pace.
Let's take a look at some of the stories:
ESPN is talking about the E.P Taylor: Contredanse set for E.P. Taylor:The
E.P. Taylor Stakes generally attracts several European fillies and
mares, lured by the 1 1/4-mile turf race's Grade 1 status and $1
million purse. But the European influence in Saturday's renewal of the
race is unprecedented -- no fewer than eight of the 10 entrants will be
"It looks like I'm representing all
of North America," said Roger Attfield, the locally based trainer who
will send out Miss Keller and Mekong Melody.