Weekend Lineup

Weekend Lineup: Sunshine Millions, Derby Points On Offer In Lecomte

Gulfstream Park is hosting the Sunshine Millions Stakes card this Saturday, a series of four stakes races for Florida-breds highlighted by the $200,000 Classic as the second-to-last event on the card. The nine-furlong contest is topped by Sunshine Millions Classic Preview winner Red Crescent, who was fourth last out in the G3 Harlan’s Holiday. A […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sham, Santa Ynez Offering Points Opportunities

Four graded stakes races are on the card this weekend, with one each offering points toward the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, respectively. The G3 Sham at Santa Anita on Saturday features a six-horse field offering 10 Derby points to the winner. The morning-line favorite is Bob Baffert trainee Authentic, with co-second choices of his stablemate […]

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Weekend Lineup: Big Opening Day At Santa Anita Park

The opening day of Santa Anita Park’s winter meet features six graded stakes races, three of which are Grade 1 tests. Omaha Beach, the morning-line favorite in the Kentucky Derby before having to scratch due to a throat ailment, headlines the loaded slate of action by taking on a compact field in Malibu Stakes. Though […]

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Weekend Lineup: Solid Stakes Lineup At Gulfstream

This weekend’s graded stakes action is centered at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, with four stakes planned on the 11-race card. The highlight will be the G3 Harlan’s Holiday, featuring fan-favorite Bodexpress taking on Todd Pletcher trainee Prince Lucky and the hard-knocking War Story over 1 1/16 miles. Earlier on the card, the G3 Sugar Swirl […]

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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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