Weekend Lineup

Weekend Lineup: Royal Ascot, United Nations

This weekend features the conclusion of the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting as well as top-level action stateside at Monmouth Park with the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes. Though not a graded stakes, the 120,000-added Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs boasts a field overflowing in quality as Grade 1 winner Mia Mischief faces off against […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stephen Foster, Maximum Security

A loaded “Downs After Dark” card is on tap at Churchill Downs this Saturday featuring total purses on the evening at more than $1.8 million. Sunday’s Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth is not graded but figures to be among the most watched races this weekend as Grade 1 winner Maximum Security, who crossed the wire first […]

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Weekend Lineup: Bring On The Belmont

This week features the final leg of the Triple Crown when the 151st edition of the Belmont Stakes headlines a card with eight Grade 1 races at Belmont Park on Saturday. In addition to the “Test of the Champion”, fans will get to watch Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sophomore Turf Stars In The Spotlight

The 3-year-old male division will be in the spotlight next week when the 151st edition of the Belmont Stakes is contested, but this weekend features some of the top sophomore turf runners in both the $500,000 Penn Mile at Penn National and $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes at Belmont Park. On the opposite coast, Grade 1 […]

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Weekend Lineup: Memorial Day Bonanza

Monmouth Park kicks off its graded stakes program with a 13-race card to open the holiday weekend. On the opposite coast, Santa Anita Park has a trio of Grade 1 races slated for Memorial Day including the Shoemaker Mile, a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ race for the Mile. Saturday May 25 2:12 p.m.—$125,000 […]

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Weekend Lineup: Preakness Stakes

The middle leg of the Triple Crown steals focus this weekend as the 144th edition of the Preakness Stakes takes place May 18 at historic Pimlico Race Course. NBC Sports will present coverage of the Black-Eyed Susan and its undercard stakes on May 17 from 3-5 p.m. The Preakness Stakes undercard will be broadcast on […]

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Weekend Lineup: Man O’ War Racing Festival

Belmont Park holds the lion’s share of attention this week with five stakes races – four graded – comprising the Man o’ War Racing Festival, highlighted by the Grade 1, $700,000 Man o’ War Stakes. America’s Day at the Races will provide live coverage of the Man o’ War Racing Festival from 4 – 5 […]

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Weekend Lineup: Coming Up Roses

This week is all about the 145th edition of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and its sister race, the $1,250,000 Longines Kentucky Oaks. Both signature tests headline a loaded slate of stakes action on each day featuring such standouts as Newspaperofrecord (IRE) and Bricks and Mortar – the current leader on […]

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Weekend Lineup: Grade 1 Winners Hoping To Get Back To Form

Each week, the NTRA will provide a guide to the best stakes races in North America and beyond. Races are listed in chronological order (all times Eastern). Full previews when available can be found through the link for each race. Though the focus of the racing community is rightfully on the sophomores getting set for […]

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Weekend Lineup: Charles Town Classic

This weekend is part of the calm before the storm of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 4. Highlighting the relatively light lineup of graded stakes is the $1 million, Grade 2 Charles Town Classic Stakes. Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) will broadcast live from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town on Saturday […]

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