Variety of Distances On Tap for Saturday Stakes Races at Gulfstream

Gulfstream Park Scenic Turf Gate (Coglianese Photos) Whether you’re a fan of dirt racing or grass racing, there are plenty of quality betting options available on the final weekend of racing in 2018. In terms of listed stakes races (of which there are many on the agenda), Laurel Park has the dirt racing covered with an impressive Saturday card featuring six stakes races. Meanwhile, Gulfstream Park will cover the other end of the equation with six turf races [...]

Keying the Favorites in the Mighty Beau Stakes

Hogy winning the Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. III) - Lauren King/Coglianese Photography While handicapping Saturday’s $75,000 Mighty Beau Stakes at Churchill Downs, it’s not hard to come to the conclusion that the race is essentially a showdown between three horses. Held over five furlongs on the turf course, the Mighty Beau drew a field of ten, but #1 Morticia, #3 Long On Value, and #10 Hogy do appear to stand out at first glance, and it wouldn’t be [...]

Youth Versus Experience in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes

Hogy winning the Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. III) - Lauren King/Coglianese Photography Veterans, up-and-comers, specialists sticking with their forte, plus newcomers looking to shake things up—there’s something for everyone in Friday’s $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes at Pimlico Racecourse. Held at five furlongs on turf, the Jim McKay Turf Sprint has attracted ten horses that bring a wide variety of form and experience into the race. For example, there’s the unbeaten Imprimis, a lightly-raced four-year-old that compiled a [...]

Lady Aurelia favored for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Lady Aurelia should be tough to beat in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography. On the form book, the Turf Sprint looks like it should be a match race between the high-class fillies Lady Aurelia and Marsha. However, the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint is the type of race where the form book can go wrong. Lady Aurelia and Marsha come into the race with great form in Europe. Lady Aurelia scored a decisive three-length victory in [...]