Churchill Downs spot plays: Is Covfefe vulnerable in the Dogwood?

There are 11 races scheduled for Saturday, September 21 at Churchill Downs, but the most interesting events on the card are the final two of the afternoon. The $125,000 Dogwood Stakes for 3-year-old fillies attracted a small but intriguing field, while the finale is a deep maiden special weight with an abundance of entries.

Belmont Park: Spot plays for Kelso Handicap, Noble Damsel Stakes

Graded stakes racing returns to Belmont Park on Saturday, September 21, with the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3) and the $300,000 Kelso Handicap (G2).

Formidable Challengers stand between Enable and Arc three-peat

Can a talented challenger take down Enable in her bid for a third win in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe? We'll find out October 6.

Picks and plays for the Pennsylvania Derby, Cotillion Stakes

Some of the best 3-year-old Thoroughbreds in North America will face off in a pair of $1 million races on Saturday at Parx Racing.

Harrington hosts Bobby Quillen Memorial

On a night when muggy conditions enveloped the Mid-Atlantic Region, Harrington Raceway offered its signature race on one of its more lucrative cards of the season when it presented the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial for older pacers in addition to numerous Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eliminations for juveniles. Just past the midway point of the card in the $150,000 Quillen, American Hisory (Joe Bongiorno) overcame an extended third over journey and launched a bold move down the backside to join [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Breeders’ Cup Distaff Top 5: Midnight Bisou moves to the top

With the recent confirmation that reigning champion Monomoy Girl will miss the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), the November 2 showdown at Santa Anita currently looms as a two-horse battle.

Lazy Daisy digs deep to win Pocahontas Stakes

Reiterating the strength of the juvenile fillies division in California, Lazy Daisy shipped east off a fourth-place finish in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) and sprung a 7-1 upset in the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs.

Dennis’ Moment cruises to Derby favoritism in Iroquois Stakes

Dennis’ Moment lived up to the hype in Saturday’s $200,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, where he cruised to an uncontested victory and gave the impression he could have won by more if asked.

Bobby Quillen Memorial highlights Monday card at Harrington

While many harness racing fans in the Mid-Atlantic Region have relatively few chances to see many of the sport's best older pacers compete first-hand, those local fans will be eagerly awaiting this Monday's $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway. Although several of the sport's top stars, including Delaware-based Shartin N and Lather Up, are not heading to the Quillen, the race attracted a solid group of eight older pacers from numerous racing jurisdictions. In fact, it seems highly unlikely [...]

By |September 14th, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

Spot plays for Natalma Stakes, Summer Stakes at Woodbine

Turf racing at Woodbine (Michael Burns Photo) A big weekend of Breeders’ Cup prep races at Woodbine continues Sunday, with the $250,000 Summer Stakes (G1) and the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (G1). These one-mile grass events for juveniles offer “Win and You’re In” qualifying berths to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), respectively. Two competitive fields are the result. Let’s add our own rooting interests to the action with a couple [...]