John Battaglia Memorial day at Turfway Park just got even better with a pair of carryovers on the Friday evening agenda.
A fantastic field of 10 three-year-olds will vie in Saturday’s $250,000 Fountain of Youth S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park.
An overflow field of 13 sophomores will travel 1 1/16 miles on the Turfway Park Tapeta in Friday’s $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial S.
A fine field of seven sophomores will travel 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park in Saturday’s lucrative $750,000 Southwest S. (G3).
The Derby and Oaks trails took on an international feel last week, with the most notable action taking place in Japan and Dubai.
Although Kentucky Derby contender La Perouse hails from Japan, you don’t have to dig deep to find U.S. Triple Crown stars in his pedigree.
Dirt, turf, synthetic—Kentucky Derby contender Rombauer has run well over all three surfaces. The secret to his multi-surface success lies in his pedigree.
Winning the Kentucky Derby requires a combination of speed and stamina, and it appears Mandaloun has inherited a perfect blend of both traits.
The Road to the Kentucky Derby took a couple of twists last week as Mandaloun and Rombaur stepped up to secure their first victories in the series.
Weather and track conditions will be the X-factor on Fair Grounds’ Louisiana Derby Preview Day card on Saturday.
A total of nine sophomores will travel 1 1/8 miles on the All-Weather surface at Golden Gate in Saturday’s $100,000 El Camino Real Derby.
A fantastic field of 13 sophomores will travel 1 1/8 miles on the Fair Grounds main strip in Saturday’s $400,000 Risen Star S. (G2).