Weekend Lineup

Weekend Lineup: Grade 1 Winners Hoping To Get Back To Form

Each week, the NTRA will provide a guide to the best stakes races in North America and beyond. Races are listed in chronological order (all times Eastern). Full previews when available can be found through the link for each race. Though the focus of the racing community is rightfully on the sophomores getting set for […]

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Weekend Lineup: Charles Town Classic

This weekend is part of the calm before the storm of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 4. Highlighting the relatively light lineup of graded stakes is the $1 million, Grade 2 Charles Town Classic Stakes. Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) will broadcast live from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town on Saturday […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Prep Trio

This weekend features a massive slate of graded stakes racing across the nation including a trio of major Kentucky Derby preps in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby and Grade 2 Wood Memorial and Blue Grass Stakes. NBC Sports continues its extensive coverage of Derby prep races this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET with live […]

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Weekend Lineup: Dubai Spotlight, Florida Derby Showdown

This weekend sees the Grade 1 Florida Derby take center stage on the Road to the Kentucky Derby while Meydan Racecourse hosts a blockbuster Dubai World Cup card. NBC Sports will showcase the Florida Derby in a one-hour broadcast on NBCSN from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. TVG will also broadcast the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Louisiana, Sunland Derbies

This weekend’s theme is “laissez les bons temps rouler” as Fair Grounds hosts the Grade 2 Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby, the first race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby to offer 100 qualifying points to the winner. The Louisiana Derby is one of four graded stakes on the Fair Grounds card including the Grade 2 […]

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Weekend Lineup: Rebel Double

This weekend’s slate of racing sees Oaklawn Park take center stage in hosting two divisions of the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes as well as a salty edition of the Grade 2 Azeri Stakes. Live television coverage of both editions of the Rebel will anchor a 2 1/2-hour broadcast of “Fox Sports Saturday At the Races […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Prep Trio On Tap

This weekend’s slate of racing features a trio of tests offering qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby: the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs, the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, and the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park. Live television coverage of the Gotham, Jeff Ruby, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Gulfstream’s Blockbuster FOY

This weekend’s slate of racing features a blockbuster 14-race program at Gulfstream Park that boasts nine graded-stakes worth $1.65 million in purses, highlighted by the 73rd running of the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes for 3-year-olds. The Fountain of Youth anchors a three-hour broadcast of “Fox Sports Saturday At The Races” from 3-6 p.m. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Hal’s Hope, Buena Vista

A relatively quiet weekend of graded stakes action still offers intrigue this Saturday, with the return of Quip to racing in the G3 Hal’s Hope at Gulfstream Park and the streaking Vasilika in action in Santa Anita’s G2 Buena Vista. The Hal’s Hope also features Copper Town, Breaking Lucky, and Mr. Jordan in the eight-strong […]

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Weekend Lineup: In Search Of A Rising Star

Saturday’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds, the first 50-point race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Mark Casse-trained War of Will is the expected favorite, but the full field of 14 features several solid underdogs in Country House, Plus Que Parfait, Owendale, and Limonite. […]

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