Weekend Lineup

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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Weekend Lineup: Last Chances

The final chances for Kentucky Derby points are available in pair of graded stakes races this weekend, one at Oaklawn Park and another at Keeneland. The Grade 1 Arkansas Derby offers points on a scale of 100-40-20-10, and the G3 Lexington Stakes offers them 20-8-4-2. The Arkansas Derby features Rebel winner Magnum Moon against the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Crown Trio

A trio of prep races for the 2018 Kentucky Derby highlight this weekend’s racing action across the United States. The Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby features an exciting match-up between the gutsy Bolt d’Oro and upstart Justify, while the G2 Blue Grass has drawn a big field including champion Good Magic and Grade 1 winners […]

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Weekend Lineup: Big Saturdays In UAE, Florida

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the $10 million Dubai World Cup, which has drawn a competitive field including some of the United States’ top dirt stars. Last year’s winning trainer Bob Baffert has sent over champion West Coast as well as Mubtaahij in his quest for a repeat victory, while Breeders’ Cup […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Crown Train Heads To Louisiana

The next stop on the Road to the Kentucky Derby is Saturday’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, offering 100 points to the winner.  Also this weekend on Sunday, the Sunland Derby will have 50 points on the line in New Mexico. In the Louisiana Derby as the slight favorite is Southwest winner My Boy Jack for […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sophomores At Oaklawn

The major Triple Crown prep race this weekend takes racing fans to Oaklawn Park. Fifty Kentucky Derby points are on the line in the G2 Rebel Stakes, featuring Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Solomini for trainer Bob Baffert. Todd Pletcher has shipped in Magnum Moon, winner of both his career starts, to make his stakes debut, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Prep Trio Headlines Big Saturday

Three Kentucky Derby prep races highlight this Saturday’s racing action across the United States, each offering points on a scale of 50-20-10-5 to the top four finishers. At Santa Anita, the Derby prep is joined by three Grade 1 races, including the Santa Anita Handicap. Overseas, Super Saturday in Dubai features Godolphin’s Thunder Snow in […]

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Weekend Lineup: Return Of Juvenile Champion

Eclipse Award winner Good Magic will make his 2018 debut in this weekend’s Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, with 50 points toward the Kentucky Derby on the line. The Chad Brown trainee will face a field of nine other sophomores, including Breeders’ Futurity winner Free Drop Billy and Strike Power, the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Irish War Cry Back In Hal’s Hope

This weekend’s racing action features a pair of Grade 3 events on Saturday, featuring the return of multiple graded stakes winner Irish War Cry in the G3 Hal’s Hope at Gulfstream Park. The Graham Motion trainee will face a tough bunch in the one mile contest, including Malagacy for trainer Todd Pletcher and Economic Model […]

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Weekend Lineup: 50 Points On The Line In Risen Star

A 50-point race leading up to the 2018 Kentucky Derby highlight this weekend’s graded stakes action. Saturday features the G2 Risen Star at the Fair Grounds, led by Lecomte winner Instilled Regard, and Monday’s card at Oaklawn offers 10 points in the G3 Southwest Stakes. Instilled Regard will face the well-regarded Todd Pletcher trainee Noble […]

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