10/05/2017 10:16AM

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, Oct. 7: Picks for Woodford Stakes, First Lady Stakes, Champagne Stakes


NEW YORK – This is the last weekend of major Breeders’ Cup prep races, with Grade 1 events at Keeneland, Belmont, and Santa Anita. Three of Keeneland’s five stakes Saturday are Grade 1’s: the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile, the $500,000 Breeders’ Futurity, and the $400,000 First Lady. Belmont has two Grade 1 events – the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup and the $500,000 Champagne – as well as two other stakes. And the headliner in Arcadia is the Grade 1, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship.