The Player, Good Samaritan Square Off in New Orleans Handicap

The Player winning the Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds -Hodges Phorography/Lou Hodges, Jr. A small but talented group of six horses is set to contest the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) on March 24th at Fair Grounds. The main player in the nine-furlong race is, well, The Player, who will carry the top weight of 122 pounds. The five-year-old son of Street Hero showed promise two years ago with a runner-up effort in the Indiana Derby [...]

Silverbulletday, Other Fair Grounds Stakes Drawn Deep Fields

Wonder Gadot winning the Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct - Photo by NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography If you’re planning to play the races this Saturday, you won’t want to miss the fantastic card at Fair Grounds that includes large fields and six stakes races. Among the highlights are the Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) and the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (click either race name to read a more detailed preview), but the other four stakes races also warrant [...]

Graded races around North America this weekend

Pink Lloyd wins the 2017 Achievement Stakes at Woodbine. Pic: Michael Burns Photography. Churchill Downs and Del Mar take center stage in racing this Thanksgiving weekend, but there’s no shortage of top quality racing around North America for players to look at. Graded races will be held at Aqueduct, Golden Gate, Hawthorne, and Woodbine, each including some of the better horses that have raced in 2017. Two graded stakes are run at Woodbine in Canada this weekend, and [...]