A compact field of five sophomore fillies will travel 1 1/4 miles on the Belmont inner turf in Saturday’s $250,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1).
A pair of maiden dashes for 2-year-olds bookend a challenging late Pick-4 sequence at Churchill Downs on Thursday.
A trio of lucrative stakes events on the turf will lead an 11-race card at Kentucky Downs on Sunday.
The $1 million Queen’s Plate highlights a fine 13-race card at Woodbine on Saturday that features five stakes events. I have selected a pair of stakes races on the undercard that are of particular interest to me.
The oldest continually run stakes race run in North American will occur at Woodbine on Saturday when 14 sophomores will go postward in the 161st edition of the $1 million Queen’s Plate S.
A talented cast of eight will travel one-mile on the Kentucky Downs lawn in Saturday’s $500,000 Ladies Turf (G3).
The finale on a huge Saturday of racing at Kentucky Downs attracted 16 dashers for the uber-competitive $700,000 Turf Sprint (G3).
Top turf stayer Zulu Alpha will lead an overflow field of 16 to the gate in Saturday’s $1 million Kentucky Turf Cup (G3) at Kentucky Downs.
A pair of lucrative stakes races on the lawn will highlight the Thursday card at Kentucky Downs.
A field of 10 will go postward to contest the signature race of the Emerald Down meeting on Thursday, the $100,000 Longacres Mile (G3).
The six-day meeting kicks off on Labor Day with a fine card, led by four lucrative stakes events.
A pair of Grade 1 tilts for juveniles will take place on opposite sides of the country on Labor Day.