The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Double Your Triple Crown Pleasure

It’s not every day you have a chance to watch not one, but two horses race for Triple Crown glory. But that’s what we have this weekend as the one-eyed wonder, Mighty Heart, goes for Canada’s Triple Crown in Saturday’s Breeders’ Stakes from Woodbine, and some eight hours later Contrail bids to become Japan’s eighth Triple Crown winner in the Kikuka Sho from Kyoto Race Course.

The Canadian Triple Crown requires versatility, going from the synthetic Tapeta track at Woodbine, to dirt at Fort Erie, then returning to Woodbine for the mile and one-half Breeders’ Stakes on the E.P. Taylor turf course. Mighty Heart, trained by Josie Carroll, won the first leg with a 13-1 wire-to-wire upset, then scored as the favorite from off the pace at Fort Erie.

Contrail tries to follow in the Triple Crown-winning footsteps of his sire, the Sunday Silence stallion Deep Impact. He won the Oka Sho at a mile in April, cruised in the 1 1/2-mile Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) at 1 1/2  miles this summer and now stretches out for the 1 7/8-mile Kikuka Sho, referred to as the Japanese St. Leger.

In this week’s Friday Show, publisher Ray Paulick and editor in chief Natalie Voss discuss the merits of these two horses and other Triple Crown challenges from around the racing world.

Watch this week’s Friday Show below.

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