Win the War Tries Dirt in Santa Ynez Stakes

War Heroine winning her debut at Del Mar (Benoit Photo) Although most of the upcoming weekend racing action is focused on Saturday, racing fans won’t want to miss Sunday’s $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita. In addition to being a good betting race, the seven-furlong sprint is an official prep race for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and has drawn a very promising field of three-year-old fillies. The most recognizable name in the race is [...]

Keying War Heroine in the Starlet Stakes

War Heroine winning her debut at Del Mar (Benoit Photo) The $300,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) might be a Grade 1 race, but from a handicapping perspective, the December 9th feature at Los Alamitos hasn’t come up very tough. Just five fillies have turned out to contest the 8.5-furlong race, with the likely favorite being the experienced #2 Piedi Bianchi. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the daughter of Overanalyze has already run in three Grade 1 races, running second in [...]