Bolt d'oro wins the FrontRunner Stakes (Benoit Photo) Bolt d'Oro; winner of the FrontRunner Stakes by Alastair Bull Bolt d’Oro deserved favoritism for the FrontRunner Stakes after his three-quarter length Del Mar Futurity (G1) victory. But few would have predicted he’d destroy the field...|
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It was another busy week of features as the Grand Circuit moved south to TwinSpires country with the sport’s top stars arriving in Lexington, Kentucky. It began for harness racing and for us on Thursday, Sept. 28 at The Red Mile with five Bluegrass divisions for frosh-colt trotters. Our sole...|
While Belmont Park and Santa Anita garner much attention Saturday with their Breeders' Cup preps, Churchill Downs will again offer a strong program that shouldn't be overlooked in your wagering plans. It might end up chalking out, but the Late Pick 5 sequence (Races 7-11) includes a few longshots...|
Belmont Park features four stakes with Breeders’ Cup implications today and the Late Pick 4 encompasses the sequence (races 7-10). Officials did a good job rounding up six females to challenge #1 Elate in the $400,000 Beldame (G1) but none appear capable of derailing the odds-on favorite. The 3-...|
by SCOTT SHAPIRO Saturday is Breeders' Cup Challenge Saturday at Santa Anita and that means that five Grade 1 events with $300,000 purses are on tap at "The Great Race Place" as part of opening weekend at the 19-day autumn meeting. The ladies get the "Win and You're In" action going in...|
by Scott Shapiro Five Breeders’ Cup spots are on the line on Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita Park, starting with the Zenyatta Stakes (G1) featuring Santa Anita Oaks (G1) winner Paradise Woods in Race 5 and concluding with the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) featuring Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes (...|
Saturday’s Royal Lodge (G2) at Newmarket features an odds-on favorite in Nelson, a blueblood son of Frankel who’s taken a leap forward of late for Aidan O’Brien. Yet this doesn’t strike me as a one-horse race at all. Rather the one-mile test, serving as both a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) “Win...|
Saturday’s $300,000 FrontRunner (G1) at Santa Anita serves as a “Win & You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) five weeks later at Del Mar and the 1 1/16-mile race is also part of the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series, with the top four finishers earning points on a 10-4-2-1 scale...|