Weekend Lineup

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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Weekend Lineup: Graded Action Picks Up At Churchill, Del Mar

After a few weeks of light graded stakes action in the aftermath of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, things are busy once more across the nation. The Grade 1 Clark Stakes – the highlight of the Churchill Downs Fall Meet – has again assembled a competitive field while juveniles are in the spotlight beneath the Twin […]

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Weekend Lineup: Red Smith, Native Diver

This weekend’s graded stakes action features a pair of Grade 3 races at Aqueduct and Del Mar, as well as a pair of Grade 2’s at Woodbine. The G3 Red Smith at Aqueduct is up first, with trainer Tom Albertrani’s Sadler’s Joy as the headliner in the 11-horse field. Other top contenders include Glorious Empire […]

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Weekend Lineup: River City, Bob Hope

A pair of Grade 3 stakes top the racing action this Saturday in North America, starting with the River City Handicap at Churchill Downs. Mr. Misunderstood is the 5-2 favorite in the field of 10, and the Churchill specialist will be trying to repeat in the River City and earn his first win of the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Breeders’ Cup World Championships

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships are here! Fourteen races pitting the best against the best will be on offer this Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita Park, highlighted by a wide-open edition of the Breeders’ Cup Classic to finish off the action. Will Bob Baffert trainee McKinzie deliver on his morning-line favoritism, or will it […]

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Weekend Lineup: Maximum Security Goes To Work At Belmont

Graded stakes action is light one week out from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park November 1-2, but Saturday’s Belmont Park card offers a big name in the form of multiple Grade 1 winner Maximum Security. The son of New Year’s Day is set to make his first start since winning the […]

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Weekend Lineup: British Champions Day, Maryland Million

Graded stakes action will be at a minimum for the next two weeks on this side of the ocean in advance of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 1-2, but British Champions Day at Ascot Saturday features the outstanding stayer Stradivarius (IRE) aiming to add to his unblemished season as well as Magical (IRE), the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Turf Stars Out At Keeneland, Woodbine

Top-level action on the turf is this weekend’s theme with Woodbine hosting two Grade 1 tests over its E.P. Taylor course and the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup highlighting Keeneland’s Saturday card. Saturday’s America’s Day at the Races broadcast will feature live racing from Belmont Park highlighted by the Grade 2, $200,000 Sands Point and […]

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Weekend Lineup: Keeneland’s Fall Meet Kicks Off, Enable Seeks History In Arc

Keeneland kicks off its 17-day Fall Meet on Friday and features a front-loaded Fall Stars Weekend that boasts nine graded stakes and nine Breeders’ Cup qualifiers. Belmont Park hosts four qualifying preps on Saturday and Sunday while Santa Anita Park, host of this year’s Breeders’ Cup on November 1-2, offers one “Win and You’re In” […]

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Weekend Lineup: Seven ‘Win And You’re In’ Qualifiers On Tap

Belmont and Santa Anita Park hold the spotlight with five graded stakes taking place at Big Sandy this weekend and seven graded contests set for the Sept. 27-29 opening weekend at Santa Anita, the site of this year’s Breeders’ Cup on November 1-2. Two of Santa Anita’s Challenge Series races – the Awesome Again Stakes, […]

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