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 [...]
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 [...]
We discuss the news of the day including Irish War Cry's retirement, Firenze Fire's Breeders' Cup decision, West Coast and Arrogate meeting up in the Awesome Again, and more. Then we welcome in New York based trainer Jimmy Jerkens to talk about some of his horses, his career, training for Mr. Stronach and more.
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) [...]
Turf racing at Belmont Park - Photo by Coglianese Photography Although most handicappers this Saturday will have their eyes on Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, it could also pay to keep an eye on what transpires at Belmont Park. Three graded stakes races are on the agenda, including the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. II), an 11-furlong turf race for fillies and mares that has attracted a field of seven starters. The two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad [...]
Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) Gulfstream Park is going to put on quite a show this Saturday. Among the fourteen races scheduled for March 3rd are eight graded stakes races, with all of them attracting competitive fields. Among the highlights are the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II), and Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. II), but the other five events also warrant attention. Let’s take a quick look at each one…. Race 4, The Very One [...]
The Canadian International (G1) is the highlight of racing at Woodbine Oct. 15, but there is a strong undercard with plenty of good horses. Three horses have made their way from Europe for the 1 ¼-mile E P Taylor Stakes (G1) for fillies and mares, headed by the 5-2 morning-line favorite Nezwaah. The Roger Varian-trained filly finished seventh in this race last year, but has since won the Pretty Polly Stakes (G1) in Ireland and finished fourth to Enable in [...]