Canterbury Free Picks for Saturday May 18th Race Card

Canterbury Park Racing (Coady Photography/Canterbury Park) Canterbury Park has an interesting card to play on Preakness Saturday Minnesota-breds highlight the action Saturday at Canterbury Park, where a pair of long-standing $50,000 stakes for state-bred sprinters serve as the co-features. Unfortunately, as is often the case in Minnesota springtime, the weather appears as if it will turn nasty with rain in the forecast and a below average high temp. Bettors might want to prepare for an off track. Here [...]

Deep field contests Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Gotta Go (left) beats Lone Sailor to win the Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs. Pic: Coady Photography. Champagne Stakes (G1) third-place finisher Enticed heads a Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) field strong in numbers and potential at Churchill Downs Nov. 25. Fourteen horses are entered for the race, which carries qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby table. Enticed had two good horses in front of him in the Champagne Stakes: the winner Firenze Fire, [...]

Derby contenders likely to emerge from Street Sense Stakes

Renaissance Frolic wins the Armed Forces Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Coglianese Photos/Lauren King. The Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs may not be a graded stakes race, but it’s proved to be a useful guide to the Kentucky Derby preps. Several horses that ran prominently in the past four years would qualify for the Kentucky Derby: 2013 third-place finisher Ride On Curlin, 2014 third-place finisher Far Right, the first two in 2015 (Mo Tom and Tom’s Ready), and [...]