THE pre-Breeders’ Cup action steps up a notch this weekend with a big card featuring two Grade 1s in Santa Anita and the Woodward at Belmont Park, while the current top older horse in the US, Knicks Go, is sent for an easier prep in a Grade 3 in Churchill Downs.

Most of the graded races are “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races for the Longines Breeders’ Cup November 5th and 6th.