Weekend Lineup

Weekend Lineup: Closing Out Royal Ascot

Closing out the end of the Royal Ascot meeting on Saturday, televised on NBC, the top contests are the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes and the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. The Queen’s Dartmouth, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, will try to score Her Majesty back-to-back victories in the Hardwicke, while trainer Bill Mott’s Long On […]

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The Weekend Lineup: Gun Runner Back In Action

Saturday night’s racing action features the return of Dubai World Cup runner-up Gun Runner in the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs, along with a line-up of four other graded stakes on the card. McCraken returns to action in the G3 Matt Winn and Forever Unbridled does the same in the G2 Fleur de […]

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Weekend Lineup: Best At Belmont

A thrilling weekend of graded stakes awaits racing fans as the final leg of the Triple Crown looms. Though neither the Kentucky Derby nor Preakness winners are in the Belmont Stakes field, a lineup of five other Grade 1 events makes Saturday’s card a Breeders’ Cup-like afternoon at the races. Kicking off the action on […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Beholder Showdown

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita Park, featuring the return to the track of Stellar Wind, who twice defeated the race’s namesake in her 2016 season. The G1 Shoemaker Mile, on turf, also features on the Saturday card in Southern California, and the G2 Penn […]

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Weekend Lineup: Lady Eli, Midnight Storm Highlight Saturday Card At Santa Anita

A pair of Grade 1 races top the action this holiday weekend at Santa Anita Park, with a pair of top-level favorites to lead the charge on an exciting card. Perennial fan-favorite Lady Eli is the 4-5 morning line choice in Saturday’s G1 Gamely Stakes, making the second start of 5-year-old season on the west […]

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Weekend Lineup: Will The Dream Carry On?

The Preakness Stakes highlights a pair of solid cards in Baltimore this weekend, and whispers of a Triple Crown effort have been floating across the Pimlico grounds all week. Of course, Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has to win the 1 3/16-mile Preakness before the colt’s connections will begin hoping for racing’s premier triple, at […]

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Weekend Lineup: Can Wake Forest Repeat In Man o’War?

Top-notch trainer-jockey team Chad Brown and Javier Castellano will attempt a repeat of their 2016 performance in Saturday’s G1 Man o’War Stakes with the German-bred Wake Forest, but they will have to overcome a field of seven other turf routers in order to do so. The Man o’War is the highlight of this weekend’s racing […]

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Weekend Lineup: Raindrops On Roses

It’s finally here, the two-day racing extravaganza located in Louisville, Kentucky. Friday is highlighted by the Kentucky Oaks, while Saturday’s card is led by the Kentucky Derby, showcasing the top 3-year-olds of each sex currently in training. Here are previews for the weekend’s Grade 1 races: The La Troienne brings Paid Up Subscriber to Churchill […]

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Weekend Lineup: Green Miles

Racing fans in Kentucky will regret saying goodbye to the April meet at Keeneland, but Saturday night is opening day of the Churchill Downs spring season and just seven short days away from the “greatest two minutes in sports.” As the Kentucky Derby contenders log their final workouts across the country, racing action continues as […]

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Weekend Lineup: Charles Town Classic

Kicking off this weekend’s graded stakes action is the G3 Doubledogdare on Friday afternoon at Keeneland, featuring the Todd Pletcher-trained Unbridled Mo. The 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo is heavily favored on the morning line for the 1 1/16-mile contest over the main track. On Saturday, the action begins with the G2 Elkhorn at Keeneland. […]

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