Breeders’ Cup Sprint Top 5: Shancelot clings to the top spot

Although a foot issue will likely sideline World of Trouble from the 2019 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, the prospective field for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) has grown more intriguing in recent weeks.

5 runners hindered by the slow rail on Travers Day

While the the Travers Day equine exploits have received plenty of press, significant focus has been placed on the way Saratoga’s main track played during the busy afternoon.

Shancelot’s speed stands out in H. Allen Jerkens Stakes

H. Allen Jerkens conditioned some fast horses during his Hall of Fame career, but I’m not sure any displayed as much raw speed as #1 Shancelot, who will be favored to win the $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Saratoga.

Breeders’ Cup Sprint Top 5: A 3-year-old moves to the top

Since we published our first Breeders’ Cup Sprint Top 5 in June, a lot has changed on the road to the championship showdown at Santa Anita.

Why I’m betting Shancelot in the Amsterdam Stakes

Shancelot winning an optional claiming race at Monmouth Park - © Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO “The best horse I’ve ever trained.” Those were the words trainer Jorge Navarro used to describe #12 Shancelot after the son of Shanghai Bobby dominated a June 23 six-furlong optional-claiming race at Monmouth Park by 6 1/4 lengths. Now Navarro’s belief will be put to the test, when Shancelot breaks from the far outside post in Sunday’s $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2) at Saratoga. Considering Navarro [...]