We finish recapping Santa Anita's weekend of racing and welcome in Brian Hernandez Jr. to talk about his weekend in the saddle at Keeneland, his Derby and Oaks hopefuls, and more!
We look back at a jam packed weekend of racing action including the McKinzie and Bolt D'Oro matchup, the Big Cap, the Gotham, and the Tampa Bay Derby card. Oh, and Justify too.
Beautiful Santa Anita Park has a star-studded 11-race card on tap for Saturday afternoon headlined by the battle between McKinzie and Bolt d’Oro in the Grade 2 San Felipe. There are plenty of opportunities to make money throughout the card that starts at 12 PM local time, but here are a couple of spot plays I will be getting involved in at “The Great Race Place.” Race 3 The third offers horseplayers an extremely challenging optional claimer run at a [...]
Mubtaahij winning the 2017 Awesome Again Stakes - © Benoit Photo. Get ready—there’s a great race coming up at the “Great Race Place.” The historic $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) is set to be renewed for the 81st time on Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Commonly referred to as the “Big ‘Cap,” the ten-furlong race has been won through the years by some of the greatest horses in racing history, including Seabiscuit, Round Table, Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, John [...]
Saturday, March 12, is the Santa Anita Handicap, one of my favorite events of the year. I love Santa Anita and this race has featured a who's who of handicap horses over the years. Seabiscuit, John Henry (twice), Spectacular Bid, Ack Ack, Alysheba, Free House, Game on Dude (3 times!), and of course last year Shared Belief. I thought it would be fun too look back at not only a couple of my favorites, but some of my friends' favorites as [...]