Keying Sara Street in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

My Miss Lilly (#6) edging Sara Street (dark blue silks) in the Gazelle Stakes - Photo by Viola Jasko/Adam Coglianese Photography Not to rain on the parade, but it sounds like there will literally be rain on the post parade for Friday’s $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico Racecourse. Only one of the ten fillies entered in the nine-furlong event has ever won a graded stakes races, and only one other has placed at that level, [...]

Layla Noor Returns in Weber City Miss Stakes

Trainer Mark Casse will send out Shamrock Rose in the Weber City Miss Stakes (Keeneland Photo/Coady Photography) At this time of year, it pays to keep an eye on every significant stakes races for three-year-olds around the country, because you never know where the next up-and-coming star might come from. That’s why handicappers should keep an eye on Saturday’s $125,000 Weber City Miss Stakes at Laurel Park. The 8.5-furlong race three-year-old fillies has attracted a competitive field of [...]