Picks and Plays for Saturday Stakes at Laurel Park

Late Night Pow Wow winning the Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) - Coady Photography The fields might be a bit on the small side, but four interesting stakes races are among the highlights of an action-packed day of racing scheduled for January 12th at Laurel Park. The card kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, with the first stakes race following an hour later. I’ve handicapped the four main attractions, and while finding value in small fields is challenging, [...]

Graded races around North America this weekend

Pink Lloyd wins the 2017 Achievement Stakes at Woodbine. Pic: Michael Burns Photography. Churchill Downs and Del Mar take center stage in racing this Thanksgiving weekend, but there’s no shortage of top quality racing around North America for players to look at. Graded races will be held at Aqueduct, Golden Gate, Hawthorne, and Woodbine, each including some of the better horses that have raced in 2017. Two graded stakes are run at Woodbine in Canada this weekend, and [...]