Besides the improbability of getting qualified under the current Road to the Kentucky Derby Series points system, on its face it seems extremely far-fetched that America's most revered race could ever be won by a horse making its second lifetime start. A similar feeling wasn't all that widespread...|
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Triple Crown race winners Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing will bring star power to Saturday’s $600,000 Jim Dandy (G2) at Saratoga. A prep for the $1.25 million Travers (G1) on August 26, the 1 1/8-mile event is often overshadowed by the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park a...|
After demolishing fellow three-year-old fillies in the Oaks (G1) at Epsom and the Irish Oaks (G1) last time out July 15, Enable appears set to wheel back versus older males in Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth (G1) at Ascot. The “Win & You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1)...|
If Lady Eli’s Diana (G1) was just the dandy we eagerly hoped for, Arrogate’s flop in the San Diego (G2) was a letdown as gigantic as it was unexpected. Their divergent performances on Saturday throw into relief their long-term career contrasts. Lady Eli has had attitude right from the beginning,...|
Check out the horses-to-watch list for our headline winners at Running Aces and Century Downs. Next week’s Adios Pace at the Meadowswill match the glamour-boy-pacing division’s two top colts, Fear The Dragon and Huntsville. Both won their Adios elims on July 22. We warned they could each make...|
Among the warm-up acts for Arrogate at Del Mar today, the most intriguing may be the 7TH race (8:03 p.m. ET). The five-furlong maiden for two-year-olds has attracted seven Del Mar Futurity (G1) nominees, including two expensive sales juveniles whose attractiveness exceeded their pedigrees....|
Arrogate, the world’s top-ranked horse, returns to action in Saturday’s San Diego H. (G2). Scheduled for 9:03 p.m. (ET), the 1 1/16-mile race attracted five undistinguished challengers and Arrogate should be 1-9 on the tote board as he seeks his eighth straight victory. The Bob Baffert-trained son...|
by SCOTT SHAPIRO The first Saturday of the Del Mar summer meeting is upon us and is headlined by the presence of the great Arrogate. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner has not been seen since his last to first victory in the $10 million dollar Dubai World Cup back in March, but looked...|