How to Bet the Beverly D. Stakes

Sistercharlie winning the Diana Stakes at Saratoga - Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photography Just how dominant has trainer Chad Brown been in the $600,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. III) at Arlington Park? Well, for starters, he’s won the race on four occasions, including the last three renewals. For good measure, his runners earned first and second prize in both 2017 and 2015, so in recent years, handicapping the Beverly D. has been as simple as zeroing in on Brown’s [...]

Easier company for Dona Bruja in Cardinal Handicap

Dona Bruja wins the Mint Julep Handicap at Churchill Downs in June 2017. Pic: Coady Photography.   Former Argentinian mare Dona Bruja should appreciate a drop in class when she contests the 1 1/8-mile Cardinal Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs Nov. 18. Dona Bruja (Storm Embrujado) arrived in the United States this year having won eight of her 10 starts in Argentina, including a grade one and three grade two races, and there hasn’t been much drop-off in [...]

Dickinson Takes On Small But Select First Lady Field

A return to the scene of her biggest triumph could help Dickinson get home in the First Lady Stakes (G1) at Keeneland Oct. 7. Dickinson became a grade one winner when she took out the Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1) at the Keeneland spring meet, defeating Lady Eli. She’s since gone three races without a win, twice finishing behind Lady Eli, who’s not present for this race. However, while it may be missing Lady Eli, Dacita, and Miss Temple City, Dickinson [...]