Oscar Performance Returns in Poker Stakes

Oscar Performance winning the 2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I) - Photo by Zoe Metz/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup It’s only a Grade 3 on paper, but you’re forgiven if you examine the field for Sunday’s $300,000 Poker Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park and mistake the one-mile race for a Grade 2 or even a Grade 1 event. After all, the majority of the eight horses entered in the Poker have already achieved a high level of success, [...]

Great opportunities at Claiming Crown

Nassau Stakes winner Starship Jubilee is one of the best horses contesting the 2017 Claiming Crown races at Gulfstream Park. Pic: Michael Burns Photography. While there are grade one races and prep races for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks this weekend, some of the best betting opportunities are at the Claiming Crown meeting at Gulfstream Park. The day features nine rich races for claiming horses. All the Claiming Crown races are worth at least $110,000, with the 1 [...]

Kitasan Black, Satono Crown head Tenno Sho (Autumn) field

Satono Crown wins the Takarazuka Kinen. Photo: Japan Racing Association.   Japanese Horse of the Year Kitasan Black looks to return to winning ways when he takes on a strong field in the 1 ¼-mile Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) at Tokyo racecourse Oct. 29. Kitasan Black (Black Tide) has twice won the Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1), run over two miles, and last year he also won the Japan Cup (G1). This year he won the 1 ¼-mile Osaka [...]