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Weekend Lineup Presented By BetMakers: Big Match-Ups Spark Fireworks At Churchill, Belmont

A trio of fascinating match-ups are on tap this holiday weekend, all occurring on Saturday, July 2. Up first is the Life Is Good vs. Speaker’s Corner bout in Belmont Park’s Grade 2 John A. Nerud Stakes. The former comes off a somewhat disappointing effort in the Middle East, while the latter was just defeated […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By BetMakers: Summer Derby Season Kicks Off In Ohio

While the Kentucky Derby may be the biggest and most famous race for 3-year-olds in North America, there are more “derbies” throughout the summer months than you can shake a stick at. Early season races like the Florida, Arkansas and Santa Anita Derbies serve as major preps for the big prize at Churchill Downs that […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By BetMakers: Revving Up On The Jersey Shore

Last week, Belmont Park was the focus of the racing world with the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, preceded by a host of stakes for other Thoroughbred divisions. Earlier this week, the action shifted across the pond to England’s Ascot racecourse for the Royal meet. On Saturday, the Jersey Shore will […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By BetMakers: Belmont Bonanza

A total of nine Grade 1 races highlight this weekend’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival in Elmont, N.Y., with one Friday and eight on Saturday’s blockbuster card. Though the field sizes may leave something to be desired, there is no shortage of stars lined up to show off for horse racing fans. Among the top matchups […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By Del Mar Ship & Win: Six Stakes Saturday Beneath The Twin Spires

This weekend’s stakes action is highlighted by the “Stephen Foster Preview Day” at Churchill Downs, which offers six stakes worth $200,000 apiece on Saturday’s card. Though only two of the stakes are graded, the listed races have drawn Grade 1 winners like Pauline’s Pearl (Shawnee Stakes) and Americanrevolution (Blame Stakes) for what ought to be […]

Weekend Lineup Presented by BetMakers: Holiday Weekend Signals Summer (Almost) Here

Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21 but the Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to horse racing’s most popular season. This weekend’s graded stakes action gets under way on Saturday at Belmont Park with the Grade 3 Soaring Softly Stakes and winds up on Monday with a trio of Grade 1 races at […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By Del Mar Ship & Win: Preakness The Epicenter Of Attention

Even if the connections of Grade 1 Kentucky Derby 80-1 longshot winner Rich Strike hadn’t opted out of Saturday’s 147th running of the G1 Preakness Stakes, Derby runner-up Epicenter was destined to be favored in the Triple Crown’s middle jewel, to be run over 1 3/16 miles at what is expected to be a steamy […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By Betmakers: A Big Day At Belmont Park

Belmont Park has five graded stakes carded on Saturday’s program, including the Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes featuring the return from Europe of last year’s winner of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf and Eclipse Award turf male champion Yibir. The Godolphin homebred 4-year-old colt by Dubawi, installed as the even-money morning line favorite […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By Del Mar Ship & Win: Raindrops On Roses?

These are NOT a few of my favorite things: rain on Kentucky Oaks and/or Kentucky Derby days. Alas, it is springtime in the bluegrass, so all bets are off as far as the weather is concerned. At least it’s not supposed to snow? Despite the wet forecast, Friday’s Kentucky Oaks looks to be a blockbuster […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By BetMakers: Spotlight On Santa Anita

As the horse racing world prepares to descend upon Churchill Downs for next week’s Kentucky Derby, this weekend’s horse racing action focuses on Santa Anita Park. There will be four graded stakes on Saturday’s card, headlined by the return of Big ‘Cap winner Express Train in the Grade 2 Californian. Keeneland’s closing day is on […]