Weekend Lineup

Arrogate training in Dubai
Weekend Lineup: Dubai World Cup, Derby Trifecta

The highlight of this weekend’s racing action is the $10 million Dubai World Cup, held Saturday in the United Arab Emirates, in which the World’s Best Racehorse will take on a full field of international challengers. Also on tap are a trio of races offering points toward the Kentucky Derby. The World Cup card kicks […]

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American Anthem gets a feel for the track at Oaklawn Park - he is the morning-line favorite for Saturday's G2 Rebel Stakes
Weekend Lineup: Strong Rebel Lineup Stars At Oaklawn

A slightly lighter graded stakes schedule greets racing fans this Saturday, but the quality is certainly not lacking in the lone Kentucky Derby prep race on the docket Saturday. The G2 Rebel Stakes offers 50 points to the winner, and a total of 11 sophomores plan to line up in the starting gate at Oaklawn […]

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Cheyenne Stables' Mastery and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade I $300,000 Los Alamitos Cashcall Futurity Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Los Alamitos Race Course, Cypress, CA©Benoit Photo
Weekend Lineup: New Shooters, Derby Preps

Kicking off the graded stakes action this weekend is the G3 Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs, contested over 1 1/16 miles on the turf for 3-year-old fillies. G3 winner La Coronel inherits morning-line favoritism for trainer Mark Casse despite a sixth-place effort in the Breeders’ Cup, while G2 winner on the dirt Daddys Lil […]

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Irish War Cry breezes at Palm Meadows on Feb. 25, preparing for the Fountain of Youth
Weekend Lineup: Madness In March

A busy weekend of graded stakes action is topped by a pair of Kentucky Derby prep races on the East coast, the second and third 50-point races to be offered. Last weekend, Girvin took home the prize in the Fair Grounds’ G2 Risen Star to rise to the top of the Derby leaderboard, but this […]

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Mo Town (Uncle Mo) and jockey John Velazquez win the Remsen (Gr II) at Aqueduct
Weekend Lineup: Rising Stars At Fair Grounds

The next race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby is Saturday’s G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. It kicks off the start of the races in which the winner will receive 50 points toward a spot in the starting gate on the first Saturday in May. Kicking off the graded stakes action […]

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Uncontested shown winning the Smarty Jones Stakes
Weekend Lineup: ‘Winter’ Carnival, Oaklawn Highlight 3-Day Holiday

Monday is Presidents’ Day, and as such, many people will be enjoying a three-day weekend due to the national holiday. Highlights of the weekend’s racing include the Monday card at Oaklawn Park, which features the G3 Southwest Stakes, offering 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby to the winner. Also, at Laurel Park, […]

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McCraken (Ghostzapper) wins the Kentucky Jockey Club Gold Cup at Churchill Downs
Weekend Lineup: Strong Sam F. Davis Field Vies For Derby Points

The journey to the first Saturday in May continues this weekend, with points on offer in Tampa Bay Downs’ Sam F. Davis Stakes. Solid 2-year-old contender McCraken will attempt to retain his form in his 2017 debut, while a field of eight others have will try to dethrone him. Kicking off the graded stakes action […]

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Classic Empire holds off the late rush of Not This Time in the BC Juvenile
Weekend Lineup: Back On The Triple Crown Trail

Following the exciting weekend of the world’s richest horse race, the action refuses to slow down as we head into another weekend chock-full of graded stakes action. Across the country on Saturday there are three prep races for the Kentucky Derby this weekend, each offering 10 points to the winner. Kicking off the action is […]

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Pegasus field: Who might upset the two highest rated racehorses in the world?
Weekend Lineup: The World’s Richest Horse Race

Saturday’s racing action will bring the eyes of the entire racing world onto Gulfstream Park, as the world’s richest horse race takes flight. The inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup features the rematch of titans California Chrome and Arrogate, though there are other runners with a chance to upset the 12-horse field. […]

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Eclipse Award
Weekend Lineup: Eclipse Awards

The whole of horse racing will celebrate the 2016 Eclipse Award winners Saturday evening at Gulfstream Park, but up first in south Florida is the Sunshine Millions series of stakes races for Florida-breds. The weekend’s stakes action also includes a pair of points races for the first weekend in May:the Silverbulletday offering points toward the […]

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