Baffert, O’Neill Loaded With 2yos for the Del Mar Meet

2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is among many recent stars to have raced at Del Mar as a two-year-old. © Breeders' Cup/Tyger Williams 2015 What’s your favorite aspect of the upcoming summer meet at Del Mar? There’s a lot to like about the prestigious seven-week meet, including the action-packed stakes schedule and the top-notch turf racing. But what gets me the most excited—and I’m sure many will agree—is the excellent program of races for two-year-olds. Over the last [...]

How to Bet the Bashford Manor Stakes

Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Want to get an early start looking for 2019 Kentucky Derby contenders? Then you won’t want to miss Saturday’s $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs! The six-furlong spring is the first graded stakes race of the year for two-year-olds, and in 2016 the race was won by future juvenile champion and Preakness Stakes runner-up Classic Empire, so there’s always a chance that the Bashford Manor could produce a future star. [...]