Saturdays during the meet will be particularly stakes-heavy, including the Independence Day program on July 4 which features the Metropolitan (G1) and Manhattan (G1), normally Belmont Stakes Day features, as well as the 1 1/4-mile Suburban (G2).
Looking ahead to next season, racing fans will have the opportunity to witness various stars and champions competing for another year.
When it comes to three-year-olds facing their elder counterparts in the Breeders’ Cup, the results have been mostly consistent in recent years.
In a year lacking a standout in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, I admittedly have an interest in several contenders.
Santa Anita will still have plenty of implications with respect to Eclipse Awards for both the three-year-old male and older dirt male categories.
Watch Breeders’ Cup workout videos while reading up on how each Breeders’ Cup contender breezed.
It’s been a strange year for the three-year-old division, to say the least. Four different sophomores “won” Triple Crown races, of those, only War of Will has a chance to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Which means that both of the weekend’s impressive winners could bypass the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), adding to the growing uncertainty of this division.
The $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) will be run Saturday at Belmont Park. The race starts on the clubhouse turn at 1 1/4 miles and the five horses will load on…
The $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) annually is a rich and important race on the fall calendar leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, but rarely is it an as important a…
The Grade 1 $1 million Pennsylvania Derby annually is a rich and important race, but never has it been as important as it is this year with the sophomore division still lacking a clear leader.
The $1.25 million Travers Stakes (G1) will be run for the 150th time on Saturday at historic Saratoga Race Course. Amazingly, it will be run going 1 1/4 miles on the main…