Countdown to the Cup Contest Saturday

NOTICE:  Canterbury Park will be unable to offer wagering on racing from Chantilly Racecourse, which hosts the Arc de Triomphe, on Sunday, Oct. 1 due to an unresolved conflict between Churchill Downs Incorporated and the signal provider.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The Canterbury Racebook will open Sunday at 10:00 a.m with simulcast racing from Churchill Downs beginning at 11:45.

 

The free-to-enter Countdown to the Cup Handicapping Contest continues Saturday. The contest track will again be Belmont and entry deadline is first post scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

The 10-race card includes four Breeders’ Cup prep races: Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes, Grade 1 Beldame Stakes, Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitational Stakes, and Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes. Once again $600 in weekly prize money is up for grabs and best combined scores from the series of six contests also earn betting bankrolls for racing’s biggest weekend Nov. 3 and 4  Check out the rules and the current standings after week one here.

Congratulations to last Saturday’s winners:

$200 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll – George Wu

$100 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll – Neal Benedict

$100 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll – Zakary Ulwelling

$100 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll – Ford Crouch

$100 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll – Matthew Tussing

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triompe from Chantilly Racecourse will be run Sunday. Arguably the most prestigious race in the world, the Arc always attracts a large field, likely 20 horses this year, from around the globe.  Unfortunately Canterbury will not be able to process wagers on the French races due to a conflict due to an unresolved conflict between Churchill Downs Incorporated and the content provider.

 

credit: France-Galop

Here are some facts form the Arc de Triomphe website 

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The Irish filly Found posted the fastest winning time in the Arc in 2016, whilst also breaking the 2 400-metre track record at Chantilly!

TREBLE

In 2016, the Irish trainer Aidan Patrick O’Brien completed the most amazing training performance when he saddled the first three home in the Arc!

DUAL WINNERS

Only 7 horses have won the Arc twice, including the French filly Trêve (2013 and 2014).

TRAINER’S RECORD

Christiane Head-Maarek is the only woman to have won the Arc, not once but three times (including 2 victories with Trêve). But the Chantilly-based handler, André Fabre, holds the overall record with 7 Arc victories!

JOCKEY’S RECORD

4 victories. The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is also a platform for the best international jockeys. Thus far, 6 jockeys have won this difficult sporting challenge a record-breaking 4 times. They include Olivier Peslier and Lanfranco Dettori.

 

Times below are in EDT

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