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).

Graded stakes spot plays for Woodbine Mile Day

Saturday, September 14 marks one of the biggest days of the year at Woodbine.

Speed should be dangerous in Jockey Club Oaks

If you’re searching for the speed horses entered in Saturday’s inaugural running of the $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks at Belmont Park, let me save you some trouble—there aren’t any.

Chad Brown holds strong hand in Glens Fall Stakes

There isn’t much speed entered in Saturday’s $250,000 Glens Falls Stakes (G2) at Saratoga, which could be the ticket to success for #8 Night of England.

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Top 10: Sistercharlie still on top

Although we’re still 2 1/2 months away from the 2019 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, a clear favorite has already emerged for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1).

Pacific Classic one of several Del Mar BC preps Saturday

It will be a classic East vs. West story when Del Mar hosts an exciting afternoon of Breeders’ Cup prep races Saturday.

Why I’m betting Varenka in the Lake Placid Stakes

Handicappers have grown accustomed to watching trainer Chad Brown dominate North America’s major turf races for fillies and mares. But victory might not be a certainty for Brown’s fillies in Saturday’s $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes (G2) at Saratoga.

Sistercharlie looks unstoppable in 2019 Beverly D. Stakes

The prestigious $600,000 Beverly D. Stakes (G1) at Arlington Park has been contested 29 times, and while it might be hard to believe, no filly or mare has ever won the race more than once.

How to bet the 2019 Saratoga Oaks

Concrete Rose winning the Edgewood Stakes (G3) - Coady Photography A brief glance at the past performances for the inaugural $750,000 Saratoga Oaks at Saratoga on Friday suggests #5 Concrete Rose will be virtually impossible to defeat. The daughter of Twirling Candy towers over her five rivals on paper. Victorious in five of her six starts, Concrete Rose is undefeated in three starts this season. She has won the Florida Oaks (G3), Edgewood Stakes (G3) and Belmont Oaks [...]

Why I’m betting Homerique in the 2019 Diana Stakes

Homerique winning the New York Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park - © NYRA/Coglianese Photography Just from a mathematical perspective, we can expect trainer Chad Brown to prevail in Saturday’s $500,000 Diana Stakes (G1), the feature race on opening weekend at Saratoga. Brown has won the 1 1/8-mile turf test for fillies and mares on four occasions, including the last three renewals, with Dacita, Lady Eli and Sistercharlie. He’ll saddle four of the six starters in the 2019 Diana, [...]