Three-Year-Olds Might Have the Edge in Flying Five Stakes

Sunday’s Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Eng-I) at the Curragh in Ireland might not be the toughest Group 1 sprint you’ll ever find, but the race is nevertheless a “Win and You’re In” prep race for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) and is worth watching for that reason alone. British bookmakers perceive a pair of three-year-olds as having an edge over their older rivals in this five-furlong sprint, ranking Havana Grey as the favorite over fellow sophomore [...]

Weather a key factor on British Champions Day

It hasn’t taken long for British Champions Day, held at Ascot Oct. 21, to become one of the best racedays in the world. Founded in 2011 by combining two Ascot feature races and three from Newmarket, it has once again drawn outstanding fields. However, punters this year will need to keep a close eye on the weather. Rain is predicted, which would change the likely outcomes of many of the races. The card begins with the two-mile British Champions Long [...]