Weekend Lineup

Weekend Lineup: Sophomores On Display At Parx

This weekend’s graded stakes action features a pair of Grade 1 stakes restricted to sophomores in Pennsylvania, the annual Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes at Parx. Abel Tasman headlines the Cotillion for trainer Bob Baffert. The Quality Road filly has won her last three starts, all in Grade 1 company, and figures to be the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Milers And Juveniles

This weekend’s racing action features five North American opportunities to earn automatic berths into the Breeders’ Cup this fall at Del Mar. The G3 Iroquois Stakes Saturday at Churchill Downs is a “Win and You’re In” to the BC Juvenile, and offers a full field of ten 2-year-olds. Saratoga Special runner-up Hollywood Star is the […]

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Weekend Lineup: A Turf Feast Awaits At Kentucky Downs

It’s a light weekend of graded stakes across the country, with Kentucky Downs soaking up most of the spotlight with a historically excellent card. The 10-race day features four stakes, three of them graded, with total purses reaching $1.7 million. The feature event and final race is the Grade 3, $600,000 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf […]

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Weekend Lineup: Labor Day Celebration

A total of four Grade 1 events highlight this extended Labor Day weekend of racing, led by the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday. Gun Runner, currently atop the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll over Arrogate, appears to be on track to storm through the Woodward just as he has his last two starts. The 4-year-old […]

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Weekend Lineup: Travers Day At The Spa

Saturday’s high-powered card at Saratoga features four Breeders’ Cup Challenge races as well as the $1.25 million Travers Stakes, and the day’s racing closes out with another Breeders’ Cup berth on the line in Del Mar’s G2 Pat O’Brien Stakes. The action kicks off with champion Songbird facing off with Forever Unbridled in the G1 […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arrogate’s Chance For Redemption

Arrogate has already laid down a record that will be remembered for quite some time, but his loss in the San Diego Handicap has pundits wondering exactly what his place in history will turn out to be. This Saturday, he has a chance for redemption in the TVG Pacific Classic, and trainer Bob Baffert believes […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arlington’s International Festival Of Racing

Two Breeders’ Cup berths are on the line this Saturday at Arlington Park during its International Festival of Racing. The first is the Grade 1 Beverly D. Handicap, which offers the winner a spot in the starting gate for the Filly & Mare Turf, and the other is the G1 Arlington Million, offering a spot […]

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Weekend Lineup: Gun Runner Towers Over Whitney Rivals

Saturday’s racing action is all about Gun Runner at Saratoga in the Grade 1 Whitney Stakes, as the Steve Asmussen trainee is 4-5 as he takes on a field of six others. Inconsistent but dangerous Keen Ice could pose a threat if he runs his best race, and both War Story and Tu Brutus could […]

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Weekend Lineup: Trio Of Breeders’ Cup Berths On The Line

There are three “Win and You’re In” contests on this weekend’s loaded graded stakes schedule, two are on Sunday: the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park offers a Breeders’ Cup berth to the Classic, while the G1 Clement Hirsch at Del Mar offers the same to the Distaff. The G1 Bing Crosby on Saturday […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arrogate Returns

The highlight of this weekend’s graded stakes action is the return of champion Arrogate in the G2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar on Saturday. The streaking gray son of Unbridled’s Song is racing for the first time since his Dubai World Cup victory in March, and looks to be on top of his game for […]

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