After considering the top five contenders in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), it’s time to look at the rest of the field, beginning with the most interesting candidates. Order of St George: I’m pegging the Ascot Gold Cup (G1) winner as the Arc’s wildcard. If he can transfer his superb...|
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Santa Anita Park hosts the 2016 Breeders’ Cup on November 4-5, and racing fans can get a preview of the big event this weekend with the first of two Super Saturdays. Five graded events are on tap Saturday at the California venue, each a “Win & You’re In” offering guaranteed berths to the...|
Five major graded contests are scheduled for Belmont Park on Super Saturday, and two are even “Win & You’re In” races for the November 4-5 Breeders’ Cup. The $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) has drawn top Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) contender Flintshire while the $350,000 Vosburgh Stakes (...|
The field is now set for Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) at Chantilly, with only post positions remaining to be drawn on Friday. Of the 16 entrants, five rate as the strongest win chances, and logically sit at the top of the early betting market. Let’s consider them in order of their...|
Juveniles Three Rules and Cajun Delta Dawn are each looking to complete a sweep of their respective divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes (FSS) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Three Rules, trained by Jose Pinchin, and Cajun Delta Dawn, saddled by David Fawkes, are both unbeaten from four starts....|
By RON FLATTER Compiègne, France -- It is still called the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1). With a purse of $5.6 million, it remains Europe’s richest horse race. It is as always turning right for 1½ miles on turf. Even the big silver trophy that looks like the monument at one end of the Champs-...|
Racing returns to Santa Anita on Friday with a strong nine-race card at Southern California's most storied venue. A pair of graded races will be held, two divisions of the Eddie D. S. (G3), which bookend the late Pick 4. I will take aim on the late sequence in hopes of kicking off the meeting with...|
By Dick Powell When Bob Baffert shipped ARROGATE (Unbridled’s Song) into Saratoga and the colt romped in the Travers Stakes (G1) in stakes-record time, it showed how weak this year’s crop of 3YOs were. As good as NYQUIST (Uncle Mo) might have looked winning the Kentucky Derby (G1) while still...|