Henley's Joy winning the Belmont Derby (G1) - Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos/Joe Labozzetta It’s safe to say many handicappers, particularly trip handicappers, will land on #4 Rockemperor as the most likely winner of Sunday’s $750,000 Saratoga Derby at Saratoga. The inaugural running of this rich, 1 3/16-mile race attracted the top five finishers from last month’s 1 1/4-mile Belmont Derby (G1) at Belmont Park, which isn't surprising since the two races comprise the first two legs of the [...]
We welcome in owner Jeff Bloom of Bloom Racing Stables to talk about their big win over the weekend with Henley's Joy, where we might see Midnight Bisou next, as well as our host's namesake horse Beemie Award.
Demarchelier winning an allowance race - Keeneland Photo The $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park is a young race, with its inaugural run in 2014, but already has found a productive place on the racing calendar. The 1 1/8-mile event, scheduled for June 1 this year, was created to serve as an annual springboard to the $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational (G1) in July at Belmont Park and has lived up to expectations. The last two [...]
Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) As part of an action-packed afternoon of racing on December 8th, Gulfstream Park will host not only the Clasico Internacional del Caribe series (showcasing some of the best horses from Latin America and the Caribbean), but also a half-dozen stakes races for two-year-olds. Those juvenile races comprise the first six events on the massive card, which kicks off at 11:50 p.m. Eastern. And since you never know where the next Kentucky Derby (gr. I) [...]