It seems trainer Steve Asmussen is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones S. on opening day at Oaklawn Park.
What will be the key factor to determine the outcome of the $100,000 Ladies H. on Sunday, January 19 at Aqueduct?
Where should we begin to narrow down the contenders for Saturday’s $200,000 Lecomte (G3) at Fair Grounds? History can point us in the right direction.
Who will prevail in Saturday’s $100,000 Say Florida Sandy S. at Aqueduct? You can make a case for pretty much any horse in this 7-furlong sprint for New York-breds, but on paper two stand out as the favorites.
An American classic winner will contest the $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds, but there’s no guarantee he’ll reach the winner’s circle.
Almond Eye wasn’t originally supposed to turn up in this spot, but a slight illness caused her to miss a scheduled run in Hong Kong two weeks ago, so her connections rerouted her to the Arima Kinen.
If you examine the past performances for Saturday’s $75,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes at Fair Grounds, it’s easy to land on #2 Gold Street as the horse to beat.
On Saturday, December 7, nine promising 2-year-olds with Kentucky Derby (G1) aspirations will head to the Aqueduct starting gate for the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2).
While horses like Smarty Jones and few are far between, there’s always a chance we could see a new Pennsylvania-bred star in action when the 2019 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes is contested Saturday, December 7.
Saturday, November 30 is “Stars of Tomorrow” day at Churchill Downs, which means the Louisville track will host a dozen exciting races for juveniles.