Poet’s Word victory in Prince of Wales’s Stakes qualifies him for Breeders’ Cup Longines Turf at Churchill Downs in November.
Poet’s Word was just behind Cracksman, who running behind the pace setter Eminent in the field of seven in the Prince of Wales’s. Poet’s Word made a four-wide move into the stretch. Poet’s Word caught Eminent in mid-stretch and moved to the lead. Poet’s Word won the Prince of Wales’s Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths. Hawkbill finished third.
The field for the Breeders’ Cup Longines Turf is starting to take shape. As of today, three have qualified for the BC Turf. They are: Poet’s Word , La Extrana Dama (ARG) and Quarteto de Cordas (BRZ).