Maximum Security wins Florida Derby(Coglianese Photos) The last major racing day of the year in New York will take place Saturday, December 7 at Aqueduct. Half a dozen stakes races are on the agenda, including the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2), a steppingstone on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. We’ve already previewed the Remsen, but the $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (G2) and the $750,000 Cigar Mile (G1) are just as appealing from handicapping and sporting perspectives. Want to play [...]
As we head into the final three weeks of 2019, with only a handful of major racing events left on the calendar, now seems like the perfect time to celebrate the season with a look back at five of the year’s greatest races.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 closed December 1, and already we’re starting to get a feel for which horses offered good value and which runners may have been priced too short.
At first glance Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen appears to have Sunday’s $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes surrounded, but a Kentucky invader is our pick.
The unheralded Shotski sold for just $25,000 as a yearling, but with his triumph in the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) on December 7 at Aqueduct, he has emerged as a genuine threat for next year’s classics.
Thousand Words knows how to win a driving finish—that much is certain. Whether he can give trainer Bob Baffert a sixth Kentucky Derby (G1) victory is another question entirely, but the colt took a big step toward that goal when he prevailed in a hard-fought edition of the $200,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (G2).
On Saturday, December 7, nine promising 2-year-olds with Kentucky Derby (G1) aspirations will head to the Aqueduct starting gate for the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2).
While horses like Smarty Jones and few are far between, there’s always a chance we could see a new Pennsylvania-bred star in action when the 2019 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes is contested Saturday, December 7.
Since he's a son of the talented turf horse Declaration of War, you might assume Silver Prospector is destined for a bright future on grass. Even Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen seemed to think so at one point.
It’s only December, but the 2019-2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby has already taken a few unexpected turns.