We're back from the holiday weekend and discussing all the action that happened including the Risen Star card at Fair Grounds, a stacked Santa Monica at Santa Anita, the El Camino Real, and much more!
Santa Monica winning the Dance Smartly Stakes (gr. II) at Woodbine (Michael Burns Photo) There’s seemingly something for everyone in Saturday’s $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (gr. I) at Woodbine, a 1 ¼-mile turf event that is shaping up to be one of the best betting races of the weekend. There are several European shippers… a talented local runner... a couple of three-year-olds… and three contenders trained by Chad Brown, who has surprisingly never won the E.P. Taylor Stakes. [...]
Santa Monica winning the Dance Smartly Stakes (gr. II) at Woodbine (Michael Burns Photo) “Deep” probably isn’t a strong enough word to describe the depth of trainer Chad Brown’s stable, at least when referring to the number of quality female turf horses he trains. “Essentially bottomless?” Yes, that has a more accurate ring to it. So naturally, Brown will be represented by two starters in Saturday’s $200,000 Waya Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga, a 1 ½-mile turf event [...]
Turf racing at Belmont Park - Photo by Coglianese Photography Although most handicappers this Saturday will have their eyes on Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, it could also pay to keep an eye on what transpires at Belmont Park. Three graded stakes races are on the agenda, including the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. II), an 11-furlong turf race for fillies and mares that has attracted a field of seven starters. The two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad [...]