Chad Brown Holds Strong Hand in Flower Bowl Stakes

Turf racing at Belmont Park - Photo by Coglianese Photography Ten furlongs on turf? At Belmont Park? For fillies and mares? Those are the conditions of Sunday’s $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (gr. I), and if the race seems tailor-made for the deep stable of female turf stars trained by Chad Brown, then it should come as no surprise that Brown has won the race four times since 2011. Naturally, Brown will be well-represented in this year’s renewal of [...]

Sistercharlie Wins Again in Beverly D. Stakes

Sistercharlie winning the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. I) at Arlington Park - Coady Photography If anyone is going to prevent Sistercharlie from earning an Eclipse Award as the champion female turf horse of 2018… well, let’s just say they’ve got their work cut out for them! With just 2 ½ months remaining until the Breeders’ Cup, Sistercharlie is in the midst of assembling an Eclipse-worthy resume that will be hard for anyone to top. Earlier this year, she [...]

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 [...]

Holy Helena, Fahan Mura Bring Win Streaks to New York Stakes

Holy Helena winning the Sheepshead Bay Stakes - Photo by NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography Two fillies with win streaks against vastly different levels of competition will face off in Friday’s $600,000 New York Stakes (gr. II) going 1 ¼ miles over the inner turf course at Belmont Park. Holy Helena is 3-for-3 this year and enters the New York Stakes off wins in the The Very One Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream and the Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. II) [...]