The 2014 Breeders’ Stakes is set for mid-August.
The last race in Canada’s Triple Crown will be on Sunday, August 17 at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.
The post time hasn’t been announced yet but should be around 7 p.m. The entries will also be announced closer to the race date.
Breeders’ Stakes is on a 1.5 mile track that carries a purse of $500,000. It’s the only turf race in the Triple Crown–the Queen’s Plate is on Polytrack and Price of Wales Stakes is on dirt.
The race, as with all Canadian Triple Crown series races, will be broadcast on TSN.
Lexie Lou, winner of the Queen’s Plate, is not racing in the Prince of Wales Stakes on July 29, but is expected to race in the Breeders’ Stakes. There will be no Triple Crown winner, guaranteed by Lexie Lou’s absence.
The Breeders’ Stakes has been held since 1889. It’s been the third race in the Canadian Triple Crown for three-year-olds since 1959.
According to the Woodbine Racetrack, the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series features the “Win and You’re In” incentive.
“A score in the Natalma, Summer, Ricoh Woodbine Mile or Canadian guarantees the victor a berth in the corresponding championship event at the Breeders’ Cup (October 31 & November 1) at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California,” it says.
Other Canadian races in August include the Sky Classic Stakes, the Simcoe Stakes, and the Seagram Stakes.