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Game On for Breeders' Cup Prepsters

Are you ready for … the start of the Breeders’ Cup prep season? With the first of two Event days 50 days hence, a look at the North American stakes on the docket this weekend indicates that some Cup practitioners are doing just that: Getting ready. The biggest player of the weekend is Woodbine in suburban Toronto.... Read More

 

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IT is interesting to hear Jerry Bailey speak abou the differences in turf course especially their "give" (Euro courses use an average penethrometer reading of how deep a weight goes into the course from a standard height) as a measure. Bailey also notes how some are manicured (fast) and others are left long (deep with closers)
Agree, and I would include Arlington Park's turf course(s) in the top three. Another Euro favorite.
Woodbine has, without much disagreement, the BEST turf course in North America. It is huge and extremely fair, The Euros flock to it every Fall.

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