Weekend Lineup

Weekend Lineup: Pacific Classic

A trio of Grade 1 races highlight the stakes action in North America this weekend, topped by the “Win and You’re In” Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Saturday. Up first is the G1 Alabama at Saratoga, in which Santa Anita Oaks winner Midnight Bisou will take on a field of seven other sophomore fillies […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arlington Million

A quartet of Grade 1 races feature on this weekend’s stakes schedule, three of which are run in conjunction with Arlington Park’s International Festival of Racing on Saturday. The first G1 to be contested is the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. The always-venerable Heart to Heart will be the one to catch on the front end, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Whitney Showdown

The top two New York-breds in training will feature in this Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, with the front-running Diversify slightly favored on the morning line over Mind Your Biscuits. Backyard Heaven and Tapwrit also feature prominently in the eight-horse field, scheduled to go nine furlongs on the main track at 5:46 P.M. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Haskell Invitational

The highlight of this weekend’s racing action is the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday, led by juvenile champion Good Magic and Preakness runner-up Bravazo. Other Grade 1 races this weekend include the Vanderbilt, Bing Crosby, and Clement Hirsch. The Vanderbilt at Saratoga features talented sprinter Imperial Hint against Steve Asmussen trainee […]

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Weekend Lineup: Start Of Saratoga, Del Mar Meets

The annual kickoff of both the Saratoga and Del Mar summer meetings is in full gear this weekend, with graded stakes action from coast to coast ringing in the season. Kicking off the action on Friday at Saratoga are both the G3 Schuylerville and G3 Lake George. The former, for 2-year-old fillies over six furlongs, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Indiana Derby, Delaware ‘Cap

The G2 Delaware Handicap and G3 Indiana Derby are the highlights of this Saturday’s graded stakes action in the United States. Dual Grade 1 winner Elate will make her 4-year-old debut in the $750,000 Delaware ‘Cap, taking on a well-matched field of eight other fillies and mares over 1 1/4 miles. The biggest threats are […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stars & Stripes

An exciting weekend of graded stakes action is on tap for racing fans, with NBC coverage of the Stars & Stripes card at Belmont Park on Saturday. The two features are the Belmont Oaks and Belmont Derby, but international intrigue extends to the Dwyer Stakes on the undercard as well. Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan […]

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Weekend Lineup: Queen’s Plate, United Nations

A busy Saturday of graded stakes action awaits Thoroughbred racing fans this weekend, highlighted by the $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine. Both Gulfstream and Monmouth also offer a pair of graded stakes, while closing day at Churchill Downs features juvenile racing in the Bluegrass. The 1 1/4-mile Queen’s Plate has historically been a favorable […]

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Weekend Lineup: Royal Ascot

The international racing scene will be highlighted on Saturday by the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, in which defending champion The Tin Man takes on talented Harry Angel. In North America, the Ohio Derby features several of this year’s Kentucky Derby runners, including Flameaway and Lone Sailor. The 12-horse field will take […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stephen Foster Night

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening. The night’s card will also feature a parade by recent Triple Crown winner Justify, as well as the presentation of the Kentucky Derby trophies to his connections. Leading the field for the Stephen Foster is […]

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