Ziyad, Desert Encounter stand out in Canadian International

Trainer David Simcock has made a habit of shipping horses from Europe to snatch victories in major North American stakes races, and on Saturday he’ll stand a strong chance to nab the $800,000 Canadian International (G1) at Woodbine with #4 Desert Encounter.

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 [...]

Sadler’s Joy Returns in Mac Diarmida Stakes

Sadler's Joy winning the Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga -Photo by NYRA/Chelsea Durand/Adam Coglianese Photography The 2017 season was a big one for Sadler’s Joy. The son of Kitten’s Joy entered the year as a lightly-raced, inexperienced colt with no stakes experience, but over the course of eight starts from January through November he threw his name in the ring as one of the best turf horses in the country, never finishing out of the superfecta [...]