Weekend Lineup

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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Weekend Lineup: Sam Davis, San Vicente Top 3-Year-Old Action

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Knicks Go will kick off his 2019 season in Saturday’s G3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, while Sunday’s top sophomore contest is the G2 San Vicente at Santa Anita Park, featuring Bob Baffert pair Coliseum and Dessman. Only the Davis features points on the Road to the Kentucky […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Preps, San Pasqual Showdown

A trio of prep races toward the 2019 Kentucky Derby await bettors on Saturday, starting with the nine-furlong G3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct. Remsen third-place finisher Tax is the 2-1 morning line choice over well-bred Todd Pletcher trainee Moretti at 3-1. Down at Gulfstream, the G2 Holy Bull features undefeated Remsen winner Maximus Mischief and […]

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Weekend Lineup: Pegasus World Cup

It’s a giant Saturday at Gulfstream Park, featuring the third running of the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup and the inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup Turf. The four (graded) undercard stakes should also be full of strong betting opportunities. Champion Shamrock Rose leads a field of eight in the G3 Hurricane Bertie, and […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sunshine Millions

For much of the United States, sunshine will be in short order this weekend as a winter storm batters the East. Rain isn’t expected to hit South Florida until Sunday, however, so Saturday’s Sunshine Millions card at Gulfstream should see a fast track and a firm turf with solid field sizes throughout the card. Mr. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Snowy Saturdays

With much of the country beset by winter snowfall this weekend (to those in California, read: rain), racing fans can rejoice in their ability to watch graded stakes action from sunny Gulfstream Park and also from Santa Anita. Fan-favorite Heart to Heart will make his 2019 debut in the G3 Tropical Turf at Gulfstream, while […]

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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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