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!
It's Friday and we're looking ahead to the big Belmont Park Saturday program that features the Peter Pan, the Man O' War, the Beaugay, and more! Then the BARN Jury joins us to tell us their favorite memories of Kentucky Derby week.
Intrepid Heart winning his debut at Oaklawn Park - Coady Photography While he’s unlikely to offer much wagering value, I would be surprised if #1 Intrepid Heart is defeated in Saturday’s $300,000 Peter Pan Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park. Everything about this well-bred son of Tapit has caught my eye. Sold for $750,000 as a 2-year-old in training, Intrepid Heart was nominated to the Triple Crown prior to his debut, and I mentioned at the time he could [...]
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. [...]
Belmont Park - Chelsea Durand/Coglianese Photography Are you looking for up-and-coming three-year-olds that could have an impact in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) four weeks from now? If so, then you’ll want to see what transpires in Saturday’s $350,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park. The race serves as a local prep for the Belmont Stakes, but being held at nine furlongs around one turn means that it can be won by horses with a variety [...]