Weekend Lineup

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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Weekend Lineup: A ‘Classic’ Arkansas Derby?

This weekend’s graded stakes action kicks off earlier than usual, starting with Friday afternoon’s running of the G1 Maker’s 46 Mile. The highlight of the weekend, for many racing fans, will be the G1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park, the final major chance for Derby contenders to earn points toward the first Saturday in May. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Derby Showdown

A giant weekend of graded stakes action awaits racing fans this weekend, highlighted by a trio of 100-point prep races for the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Tune in to NBC Sports to catch coverage of most of the top contenders for this year’s Run for the Roses, competing in the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass or Santa […]

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Weekend Lineup: Can First Round Of 100-Point Preps Clarify This Muddy Derby Picture?

This may well be one of the most confusing lead-ups to the Kentucky Derby in the history of the race. With just five weeks before the big dance, there is no clear favorite and many of the top candidates have serious questions surrounding either their fitness or ability to get the distance. Hopefully, this first […]

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Weekend Lineup: Dubai World Cup, Derby Trifecta

The highlight of this weekend’s racing action is the $10 million Dubai World Cup, held Saturday in the United Arab Emirates, in which the World’s Best Racehorse will take on a full field of international challengers. Also on tap are a trio of races offering points toward the Kentucky Derby. The World Cup card kicks […]

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