Indiana Derby Among Six Stakes Races on Saturday at Indiana Grand

King Zachary winning the Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) - Coady Photography If the thought of a Saturday evening filled with quality, competitive horse racing sounds fun to you, then you’re in luck! The upcoming July 14th card at Indiana Grand includes six stakes races, two of them graded, and the racing action will continue until past 10:00 p.m. Eastern. Let’s take a quick look at the major races on the card…. Race 4: Mari Hulman George Stakes Seven [...]

Unbeaten Monomoy Girl heads Golden Rod Stakes

Monomoy Girl wins the Rags to Riches Stakes. Pic: Coady Photography. Monomoy Girl attempts to extend her unbeaten record to four, and enhance her Kentucky Oaks credentials, when she contests the Golden Rod Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs Nov. 25. The Tapizar filly has won all three of her starts comfortably, and at her biggest test, the one-mile Rags to Riches Stakes at Churchill Downs Oct. 29, she won by 6 ½ lengths. Trained by Brian Cox, Monomoy [...]

Intriguing Mix of Runners in Alcibiades Stakes

You’d be forgiven for thinking the Alcibiades Stakes was a turf race rather than a grade one dirt event carrying direct entry to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) judging by the form book of the runners. Of the 10 entries, five last raced on grass, and another, Bet She Wins, last raced on Arlington’s all-weather track. This may explain why the morning-line odds are so tight, with six horses assessed at odds between 7-2 and 6-1. The switch to [...]