The Red Mile opened its first week featuring harness racing’s Roarin’ Grand and we were on top of their trademark Bluegrass Stakes on the first three programs. Here’s how our featured events played out: Thursday, Sept. 27 The Red Mile’s Grand Circuit meet began, featuring two...|
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C Z Rocket wins the Kelly's Landing Stakes (c) Churchill Downs/Coady Photography The Lukas Classic (G3) and Ack Ack (G3) have Breeders’ Cup implications and the Jefferson Cup kicks off the stakes action on today’s Downs After Dark program at Churchill Downs. Here’s my preview of the races:...|
Accelerate wins the Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar (c) Benoit Photos by Scott Shapiro A quartet of “Win & You’re In” events headline a massive day of racing on Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day at Santa Anita Park. The American Pharoah (G1) is the first of the four races with Breeders’ Cup...|
Imperial Hint wins the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Stakes (G1) at Saratoga (c) NYRA/Elsa Lorieul/Adam Coglianese Photography by Scott Shapiro A trio of “Win & You’re In” Breeders’ Cup races headline an 11-race card at Belmont Park on Super Saturday afternoon. The stakes action commences at...|
Abel Tasman (inside) wins the Personal Ensign (G1) at Saratoga (c) NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography by Dick Powell A field of six fillies and mares will take the main track at Santa Anita Park on Sunday for the 1 1/16-mile Zenyatta Stakes (G1), a “Win & You’re In” event for the Breeders’...|
Saturday’s $300,000 American Pharoah (G1) honors the 2015 Triple Crown winner, who captured the same race when it was known as the FrontRunner Stakes in 2014. A short field of five has been entered for the second of 35 races in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series and the 1 1/16-mile test at Santa...|
Two standouts on class, kin to a Triple Crown winner, and some additional filler comprise the six-horse field for Saturday's $300,000 Awesome Again (G1) at Santa Anita, a 1 1/8-mile "Win & You're In" Breeders' Cup Challenge prep for the November 3 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs...|
Imperial Hint wins the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Stakes (G1) at Saratoga (c) NYRA/Elsa Lorieul/Adam Coglianese Photography by Dick Powell Saturday’s Vosburgh Stakes (G1) has attracted IMPERIAL HINT (#6) (1-5) and six others going six furlongs on the main track at Belmont Park. Of the six others,...|