Jockey Club Gold Cup Saturday, October 7, 2017 will see the running of the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. The Breeders' Cup Challenge prep for the Classic will see Keen Ice, Gun Runner and several other quality talents battle in a last effort for free entry into the race at Del Mar....|
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by Scott Shapiro While, the majority of graded stakes action with Breeders’ Cup implications is taking place in New York and at Keeneland this Saturday, Santa Anita Park has a strong 10-race card of its own. The Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) is the headliner, but that is not included in...|
A pair of graded stakes, the Alcibiades (G1) and Phoenix (G3), highlight the opening-day card at Keeneland and both are part of the Pick 5 (races 6-10). Here are my thoughts on the sequence: Race 6: Top contenders are difficult to separate in this 7-furlong allowance/optional claiming sprint for...|
Happy Opening Day at Keeneland! The weather is summer-like in Lexington for Friday's 10-race card, and fast/firm conditions prevail. The Late Pick 5, which commences in Race 6, includes two graded stakes plus three allowances. Here's how my 50-cent ticket is going to look: Race 6 #2 MOIETY (3-1...|
On Oct. 8 in Lexington, Kentucky, the last harness racing program of 2017 is presented at The Red Mile. We present this blog as a separate edition due to the draw for Sunday’s stakes races, which consist of the sport’s highest horse caliber. What follows is our analysis of those stakes events...|
Seventeen stakes races, including 13 “Win & You’re In” events for the Breeders’ Cup, will be held over the next three days (Friday-Sunday) as the final major weekend of prep races concludes. Let’s preview the races with Breeders’ Cup implications. Friday Keeneland features a pair of stakes on...|
by DICK POWELL The Champagne Stakes (G1) will be run on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park as the 8TH race around 4:13 PM ET. It has been run 145 times and some of the greatest colts in American racing history have won it. Run at one mile on the dirt around one turn at Belmont, it used to be the...|
Saturday’s $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park used to be the biggest race in the handicap division (3-year-olds and up) but now serves as a “Win & You’re In” prep for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). And considering it’s been 10 years since Curlin recorded the last...|