Weekend Lineup

Weekend Lineup: Maryland Million

This weekend’s North American racing action is highlighted by the Maryland Million series on Saturday at Laurel Park. The featured race, the Classic, offers a contentious field of ten starters with three also-eligibles. Morning-line favorite Bonus Points is last on the AEs, so the main body favoritism falls to Saratoga Bob, a 4-year-old son of […]

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Weekend Lineup: QEII, Canadian International

A trio of Grade 1 races highlights the North American action this weekend, with the QEII Challenge Cup to be held Saturday at Keeneland and Woodbine to host both the Canadian International and E.P. Taylor Stakes. The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup features last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Rushing Fall, who has […]

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Weekend Lineup: Fall Stars

Fall Stars Weekend at Keeneland offers four “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup on Saturday, and another three on Sunday. Across the world, there are a total of 17 challenge races offering expenses-paid berths to the World Championships next month at Churchill Downs. Some of the highlights include the G1 Shadwell Turf […]

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Weekend Lineup: Bonanza Of Breeders’ Cup Preps

This blockbuster weekend of graded stakes racing features a total of 11 “Win and You’re In” challenge races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, including stakes at Newmarket and Nakayama Racecourses. In the United States, the action kicks off at Belmont Park with the G1 Vosburgh featuring last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Imperial Hint. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sophomores In The Spotlight In Cotillion, Penn. Derby

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by a pair of Grade 1 races for 3-year-olds at Parx, the Cotillion and the Pennsylvania Derby. Also on Parx’ Saturday card is the G3 Gallant Bob Stakes, featuring talented sprinter Firenze Fire. The Cotillion offers an exciting matchup between Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl, Queen’s Plate winner […]

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Weekend Lineup: Breeders’ Cup Qualifiers Up And Down The Slate

It’s a big weekend of high-class turf racing north of the border and overseas, with eight of those races being “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup. Plus ready or not, it’s time once again to jump on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, as Churchill Downs hosts the Iroquois and Pocahontas […]

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Weekend Lineup: Big Fields, Purses Highlight Kentucky Downs Card

The undulating European-style turf course at Kentucky Downs will be the focus of the North American graded stakes action this weekend. Four stakes with purses topping a total of $2 million Saturday are part of the racetrack’s five days of racing valued at $10 million in purses. The feature race of Saturday’s card is the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Labor Day Extravaganza

A strong three-day lineup awaits horse racing enthusiasts this holiday weekend, culminating with Labor Day on Monday and a pair of Grade 1 stakes for 2-year-olds, potentially candidates for next year’s Kentucky Derby trail. Kicking off the action on Saturday are a pair of Grade 1 races at Saratoga, the Spinaway for juvenile fillies, a […]

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Weekend Lineup: Travers Showdown

Saturday’s Travers card at Saratoga offers a number of intriguing lonshots across six Grade 1 stakes, as well as a chance to see some of the industry’s stars lay their hearts on the line. Kicking off the afternoon is the G1 H. Allen Jerkens, in which the speedy G3 Amsterdam winner Promises Fulfilled takes on […]

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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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