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, [...]

Proctor’s Ledge Worth Playing in Diana Stakes

Saratoga (Horsephotos.com) Saturday’s $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga is a race that truly deserves its Grade 1 status. Three of the seven starters have won at this level already, and three more have prevailed multiple times at the Grade 2/Grade 3 level. Not surprisingly, the three Grade 1 winners are conditioned by the two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown, renowned for his success with female grass horses. His trio is led by #6 A Raving Beauty, [...]

Brown pair head Athenia Stakes field

Off Limits wins the Noble Damsel Stakes at Belmont Park Sept. 23. Photo: Coglianese Photos.   Chad Brown’s runners are always tough to beat in turf races for fillies and mares, and the 1 1/16-mile Athenia Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park Oct. 28 looks to be no exception. Brown trains three of the 12 entries, including the morning-line favorite Off Limits and second favorite Elysea’s World. Off Limits has raced four times in 2017 for three victories. She [...]