American Oaks

Rosario’s Graded Stakes Double Nets Jockey Of The Week Title

With a successful homecoming week that included two graded stakes victories, Joel Rosario was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 26 – 30, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 […]

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Competitionofideas Circles Field For First Black Type Score In American Oaks

Making her first start in graded stakes company, Seth Klarman’s Competitionofideas circled her seven rivals en route to a dominant score in Saturday’s Grade 1 American Oaks at Santa Anita Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Speightstown, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Chad Brown, was sent off at odds of 5-1 off a third-place effort […]

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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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$1 Million Guarantee In This Weekend’s Rainbow Pick Six At Santa Anita Park

With first post time this weekend set at 12 noon, Santa Anita Park will guarantee a $1 million Jackpot this Saturday and Sunday in its popular 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six. The Rainbow Six will be comprised of races five through 10 on both Saturday and Sunday, with approximate post time for race five on […]

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Paved Aims To ‘Regroup’ From Breeders’ Cup Trip In American Oaks

The trouble line for Paved explains her disappointing 12th-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf on a good course Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs: bumped, checked 1st turn.” Draw a line through the race, says Michael McCarthy, trainer of the Quality Road filly, who is set to rebound in Saturday’s Grade I […]

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Santa Anita Offers $1-Million Pick Six Jackpot Guarantee This Weekend; Noon Post Both Days

Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., has announced it will offer a $1-million guaranteed Jackpot in this Saturday and Sunday’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six.  With 10-race cards scheduled for both days, special early first post time this weekend is at 12 noon. With a nine-race card on tap Friday, Santa Anita will guarantee a […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who In The American Oaks Stakes?

The Grade 1, $300,000 American Oaks Stakes features nine three year old fillies, most running the mile and one-quarter distance on turf for the first time. Five enter the field having won their most recent races, three of those graded stakes. Of that trio, two fillies – Californiagoldrush and Princess Warrior, earned their wins in […]

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Wide Open Field Of Nine Sophomore Fillies In American Oaks

In what appears to be a totally wide open affair, trainer Michael McCarthy’s Paved, Jeff Mullins’ Amandine, Neil Drysdale’s Californiagoldrush, H. Graham Motion’s Colonia and Kenny McPeek’s Princess Warrior all loom prominent among a field of nine sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks, to be contested at a mile and one quarter […]

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Daddys Lil Darling Gets Smith Aboard For Friday’s Bewitch Stakes At Keeneland

Normandy Farm’s homebred millionaire Daddys Lil Darling tops a field of seven fillies and mares entered Sunday for Friday’s 57th running of the $150,000 Bewitch (G3) for fillies and mares going 1½ miles on the grass. The Bewitch will go as the ninth race with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time on the 10-race closing-day program of the Spring Meet at Keeneland. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m. […]

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Smith’s Two Grade 1 Wins Earn Him Another Jockey Of The Week Title

With two Grade 1 victories during Santa Anita’s opening week, Mike Smith earned Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending Monday, January 1, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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