We're looking back at the weekend including a huge day at Belmont Park as the Peter Pan, Man O'War, Runhappy, and more were contested. We also talk some Churchill Downs, Monmouth, and start looking ahead to Preakness week!
Sadler's Joy winning the Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga -Photo by NYRA/Chelsea Durand/Adam Coglianese Photography The action in New York heats up on Saturday at Belmont Park as a stakes-laden card is headlined by the $700,000 Grade 1 Man o’ War. The all-stakes Pick 4 that commences in Race 8 with the $150,000 Runhappy Stakes will be an extremely popular horizontal wager, but I am also interested in the last Daily Double on the 11-race slate. [...]
Irish mare Zhukova has already crossed the Atlantic once for a grade one victory on the Belmont Park turf. On Sunday, she seeks a second. The Dermot Weld-trained mare beat the males in the 1 3/8-mile Man o’ War Stakes earlier this year. This time it’s the fillies and mares she’s taking on, in the Flower Bowl Stakes (G1) over 1 ¼ miles. The race is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race, with the winner gaining a spot in the Breeders’ [...]