Weekend Stakes

Weekend Lineup: High-Class Juvenile Racing Tops Holiday Schedule

The summer meets at Saratoga and Del Mar will finish with a flourish this Labor Day weekend — a combined five Grade 1 races are on tap coast-to-coast, with an emphasis on 2-year-olds. Plus, the Colonial Downs meet in New Kent, Va., continues with the Virginia Derby, Gulfstream Park hosts a pair of $200,000 races […]

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Paulick Report 7/13 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Catch up quickly on what’s happened today in the world of Thoroughbred racing with the Paulick Report’s News Minute. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow shares news about an overseas-based horse pointing for starts in the U.S., including the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Also, the latest on one of this year’s Kentucky Derby runners who’s been backed […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Decisions, Decisions

For handicappers, it doesn’t get much better than Saturday’s feast of wagering opportunities, but bettors will have a long, challenging day choosing where the bankroll should be distributed. How big do you wanna go at breakfast with those juicy betting races from Dubai? Then, a half-hour after the World Cup goes off, things keep rolling with […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Off To Gotham City

Saturday’s Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct is the third race worth 50 points to the winner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, as well as the traditional New York prep for next month’s G1 Wood Memorial. Currently in the Shadwell Stable shadow of top dog Mohaymen, Shagaf, unbeaten in two starts for trainer […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Championship Series Begins

Saturday’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes is the first of 16 prep races that comprise the Kentucky Derby Championship Series – the stretch run, if you will, to the May 7 Derby. The Risen Star winner will be awarded 50 points, and based on recent history, that will secure a spot in the starting gates at Churchill Downs. […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: May The Road Rise

The Road to the Kentucky Derby is about to ramp up in a significant way, starting with this long holiday weekend. The schedule features the final two 10-point prep races before the stakes climb to 50 points for the winners, but also on tap are a couple of non-point events that are must-see viewing for […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Happy Returns

Another big weekend of racing is upon us as we roll into February. The year’s first two Grade 1 races are coming up at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, and some fan favorites will make their season debuts on opposite coasts. A tough field of seasoned runners have lined up to contest the G1 Donn Handicap, and […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Winter Blast

Snowed in? S’no problem. For those in the path of winter storm Jonas, as long as you’ve got electricity and Internet access (or even a cellphone signal and a smartphone), this is a great weekend to stay indoors and play some races. When this was written on Friday, there was some uncertainty about which tracks […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Plenty Of Sunshine

It’s Eclipse Awards weekend in South Florida and Gulfstream Park is putting on the Sunshine Millions – six stakes races restricted to Florida-breds worth $1,050,000 – in conjunction with the big night they are hosting to honor North American racing’s champions of 2015. Elsewhere, Fair Grounds in New Orleans presents an early-season race on the […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Chrome Returns

Three of the last four Kentucky Derby winners have come from the California circuit, and this weekend’s slate features not only a points race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby but also the return of one of those winners to competition. In Saturday’s Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita, 2014 Derby winner California […]

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