Weekend Lineup

Weekend Lineup: Baffert Trainees In Search Of Derby, Oaks Points

With 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby on offer, Saturday’s Sham Stakes drew a field of seven newly-turned 3-year-old colts trying to take their first step toward the roses. Trainer Bob Baffert will send out a pair in the Santa Anita feature, including the highly-touted Coliseum who is the even-money favorite on […]

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Weekend Lineup: American Oaks

North American graded stakes action this weekend is highlighted by Saturday’s Grade 1 American Oaks at Santa Anita Park. Last out winner of the G2 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park, Californiagoldrush is the 5-2 morning line favorite for this field of eight 3-year-old fillies. Paved will be looking to rebound from a poor Breeders’ […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sound Check At Gulfstream Park

All eyes (and ears) will be on Todd Pletcher trainee Audible this weekend at Gulfstream Park as the 3-year-old makes his second start finishing third in the Kentucky Derby. Last month, the son of Into Mischief easily captured the listed Cherokee Run Stakes at Churchill Downs on the Breeders’ Cup undercard. On Saturday, the Pegasus […]

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Weekend Lineup: Juvenile Spotlight On Los Al

A pair of Grade 1 races for juveniles are the highlight of North American racing this weekend, featuring Los Alamitos Racecourse in Southern California. The Futurity is led by a pair of Bob Baffert trainees in Improbable and Mucho Gusto, while the Starlet also features two from his stable in Chasing Yesterday and Mother Mother. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Cigar Mile, Closing Weekend At Del Mar

A trio of Grade 1 races top the racing action in North America this weekend, headed by Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. The well-traveled Mendelssohn, most recently fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, is back in action to try the cut-back in distance. He faces a field of seven others, led by the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Grade 3 Trio

A trio of graded stakes highlight this Saturday’s racing action in North America, starting with the G3 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct. The 1 3/8-mile turf contest drew three entrants from trainer Mike Maker, including the 5-2 morning line favorite Zulu Alpha. The New York-bred Call Provision has a strong chance for trainer Chad Brown, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Breeders’ Cup World Championships

It’s finally here, the weekend we’ve all been waiting for! The Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs kicks off on Friday afternoon at 3:21 PM EST with the Juvenile Turf Sprint, and concludes on Saturday at 5:44 PM EST in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Here are some of the top storylines in this year’s […]

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Weekend Lineup: Final Preparations

With the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs looming just one week away, connections across the country are preparing their contenders with final workouts, shipping plans and crossed fingers this weekend. A quartet of graded stakes highlights the North American racing action, and Australian supermare Winx will challenge for an another Cox Plate triumph […]

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Weekend Lineup: Maryland Million

This weekend’s North American racing action is highlighted by the Maryland Million series on Saturday at Laurel Park. The featured race, the Classic, offers a contentious field of ten starters with three also-eligibles. Morning-line favorite Bonus Points is last on the AEs, so the main body favoritism falls to Saratoga Bob, a 4-year-old son of […]

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Weekend Lineup: QEII, Canadian International

A trio of Grade 1 races highlights the North American action this weekend, with the QEII Challenge Cup to be held Saturday at Keeneland and Woodbine to host both the Canadian International and E.P. Taylor Stakes. The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup features last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Rushing Fall, who has […]

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