By Dick Powell Beautiful Arlington Park will host the Arlington Classic (G3), a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3yos. It will be followed on July 7 by the American Derby (G3) going 1 1/8 miles and the series culminates on August 11 with the Secretariat Stakes (G1) at 1 ¼ miles. This year’s...|
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A trio of millionaires will lead a field of five to the starting gate in Sunday’s $200,000 Lone Star Park H. (G3). #1 MUBTAAHIJ – Bob Baffert trainee makes his first appearance since finishing a good third in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1). Six-year-old has amassed more than $5.7 million...|
by Dick Powell Saturday night is Louisiana Legends night at Evangeline Downs and they will have an All-Stakes Pick 4 beginning in the 4TH Race with a $50,000 guaranteed pool. If you play $25 into it on Twinspires.com you will earn a 10 percent bonus, so it makes the bet even more juicy. With a...|
Feature action on Memorial Day weekend focuses on Saturday, with some Sunday stakes (no pun intended). Sophs are battling again at Yonkers in the big-money Art Rooney Final and the Lismore Final. As well, the glamour divisions race in minor-series finals at the Meadowlands and in some...|
Hambletonian Trail action resumes on the sires stakes’ circuits this final weekend of May with three divisions of the $171,290 Pennsyvlania Sires Stakes (PASS) for soph-colt trotters at at Pocono Saturday, May 26, while both sexes set foot on Vernon Monday, May 28 for the consolations and...|
by DICK POWELL So Bob Baffert, winner of seven Preakness Stakes, beat D. Wayne Lukas, winner of six Preakness Stakes, in last Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico over a sloppy (sealed) track. Baffert has now tied Lukas for the most Triple Crown race wins at 14. That means 28 classic races, run...|
The “Trail” battles move to Pocono Downs on Monday, May 21, with three eligible-loaded Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) divisions of fillies worth $56,000-plus each. Only one entrant is not allowed for “Oaks” (or main-event) competition. So, these gals will be hunting for the best part of...|
The Sunday after Justify withstood a punishing Kentucky Derby (G1) pace, and defied the “Apollo curse” as a Derby winner who was unraced at two, hopes were raised that here was a Triple Crown-caliber performer. Following a much narrower scrape home in Saturday’s Preakness (G1), however, social...|