Will Lido Upset the Beaugay Stakes?

Turf racing at Belmont Park - Photo by Coglianese Photography Saturday’s $200,000 Beaugay Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park might be packed with proven stakes winners, but in handicapping the race, I’m drawn to one of the up-and-comers. Held at 8.5 furlongs over the inner turf course, the Beaugay has attracted seven starters, and at first glance the race looks wide open. #2 Inflexibility could start as the favorite based off her wins in the Wonder Where Stakes [...]

Brown pair head Athenia Stakes field

Off Limits wins the Noble Damsel Stakes at Belmont Park Sept. 23. Photo: Coglianese Photos.   Chad Brown’s runners are always tough to beat in turf races for fillies and mares, and the 1 1/16-mile Athenia Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park Oct. 28 looks to be no exception. Brown trains three of the 12 entries, including the morning-line favorite Off Limits and second favorite Elysea’s World. Off Limits has raced four times in 2017 for three victories. She [...]