Weekend Lineup

Weekend Lineup: Calm Before The Storm

This weekend is a rare quiet one at this point in the calendar with only a couple of graded stakes slated in the World of Trouble Sprint at Gulfstream Park and the Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita Park. There will be no such pause next weekend as the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes […]

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Weekend Lineup: Risen Star Times Two

Good times are set to roll at Fair Grounds this weekend as its “Louisiana Derby Preview Day” will feature two divisions of the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes and the seasonal debut of champion British Idiom in the Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra. The first races designated as part of the “Championship Series” portion of the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Juvenile Champ Storm The Court Makes 2020 Debut

This week sees Storm the Court, the 2019 Eclipse Award-winner for champion 2-year-old male, make his seasonal bow against five challengers in Sunday’s San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Kentucky Derby implications are also at stake in Saturday’s Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs, the same card that features the 2020 debut of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Prep Trio

The Road to the Kentucky Derby starts to heat up this week with the Grade 3 Withers, Holy Bull, and Robert B. Lewis Stakes all offering qualifying points toward the first leg of the Triple Crown. The Holy Bull is one of five stakes for 3-year-olds on Saturday’s program at Gulfstream Park while the Robert […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sunshine Millions, Derby Points On Offer In Lecomte

Gulfstream Park is hosting the Sunshine Millions Stakes card this Saturday, a series of four stakes races for Florida-breds highlighted by the $200,000 Classic as the second-to-last event on the card. The nine-furlong contest is topped by Sunshine Millions Classic Preview winner Red Crescent, who was fourth last out in the G3 Harlan’s Holiday. A […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sham, Santa Ynez Offering Points Opportunities

Four graded stakes races are on the card this weekend, with one each offering points toward the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, respectively. The G3 Sham at Santa Anita on Saturday features a six-horse field offering 10 Derby points to the winner. The morning-line favorite is Bob Baffert trainee Authentic, with co-second choices of his stablemate […]

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Weekend Lineup: Big Opening Day At Santa Anita Park

The opening day of Santa Anita Park’s winter meet features six graded stakes races, three of which are Grade 1 tests. Omaha Beach, the morning-line favorite in the Kentucky Derby before having to scratch due to a throat ailment, headlines the loaded slate of action by taking on a compact field in Malibu Stakes. Though […]

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Weekend Lineup: Solid Stakes Lineup At Gulfstream

This weekend’s graded stakes action is centered at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, with four stakes planned on the 11-race card. The highlight will be the G3 Harlan’s Holiday, featuring fan-favorite Bodexpress taking on Todd Pletcher trainee Prince Lucky and the hard-knocking War Story over 1 1/16 miles. Earlier on the card, the G3 Sugar Swirl […]

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Weekend Lineup: Cigar Mile

The Cigar Mile card featuring four graded stakes is the signature event of the Aqueduct fall meet. The headline race boasts Grade 1 winner Maximum Security and Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile victor Spun to Run while juveniles take the spotlight in the Grade 2 Remsen and Demoiselle. Two-year-olds also hold court at Los Alamitos where […]

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