Weekend Lineup

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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Weekend Lineup: All Eyes On Justify

A weekend full of graded stakes action awaits bettors at Belmont Park, highlighted by the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. Justify will take on a field of nine rivals as he bids to make history as the 13th winner of the Triple Crown. Before that, five other Grade 1 stakes are on Saturday’s card. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Beholder Mile

The highlight of this weekend’s North American graded stakes action is the Grade 1 Beholder Mile on Saturday at Santa Anita Park, featuring a contest between Eclipse Award winner Unique Bella and Grade 1 winners Paradise Woods and Vale Dori. The older fillies and mares will test their mettle over a mile on the main […]

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Weekend Lineup: Memorial Day Racing

A trio of Grade 1 races from Santa Anita Park highlight this weekend’s Memorial Day lineup across North America. Saturday’s card offers the Gold Cup and the Gamely, and the special holiday Monday card is highlighted by the Shoemaker Mile. The hard-knocking Accelerate takes on City of Light and the lightly-raced Bob Baffert trainee Dr. […]

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Weekend Lineup: All Eyes On Justify In Second Jewel

Racing fans’ eyes will be glued to Bob Baffert’s latest stable star in Saturday’s 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes, waiting to see if the talented Justify can take the next step toward a potential Triple Crown bid. He drew post 7 earlier this week, mirroring his gate position for the Kentucky Derby. The major […]

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Weekend Lineup: Big Saturday At Belmont

This Saturday’s Grade 1 Man o’War Stakes at Belmont Park has drawn a competitive field of 10 for the 11-furlong turf challenge. Morning-line favorite Hi Happy, a multiple Group 1 winner in Argentina now in the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, most recently dominated the G2 Pan American at Gulfstream, and distance does not look […]

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Weekend Lineup: Talk Derby To Me

The Run for the Roses is just around the corner! Kicking off the graded stakes action this weekend is a big Friday card at Churchill Downs, highlighted by the Longines Kentucky Oaks. Monomoy Girl and Midnight Bisou are the two top choices in the 3-year-old fillies’ division at this point in the season, and will […]

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Weekend Lineup: The Build-Up

Several graded stakes punctuate the Thoroughbred racing scene this weekend as fans continue to gear up for the first Saturday in May. Derby and Oaks horses will have their final major works at Churchill and several other tracks as the excitement continues to build for the “Fastest Two Minutes In Sports.” The G2 Californian at […]

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Weekend Lineup: Charles Town Classic, Derby Fever

The $1.2 million Charles Town Classic is the highlight of this weekend’s graded stakes action in North America, with a field of seven expected to line up for the 1 1/8-mile contest. Jockey Club Gold Cup hero Diversify is the morning-line favorite over the well-traveled War Story; the latter will get the services of Hall […]

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