Red Knight out for revenge on Sadler’s Joy in Red Smith

The Grade III, $100,000 Red Smith Stakes is the feature on Saturday’s 10-race program at Aqueduct. A field of 11 will be tested over 1 3/8-miles on the inner turf course. That includes the 2019 winner of the Red Smith, SADLER’S JOY. Post time for the 2020 renewal of the Red Smith, Saturday’s ninth at…

Lightly raced Princess Grace intrigues in Mrs. Revere

The Grade II, $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes for female turfers anchors Saturday’s action at Churchill Downs. A field of seven will go postward in this 1 1/16th-mile affair, including last-our Valley View winner STUNNING SKY. Post time for the Mrs. Revere, Race 10 of 11 on the day, is 5:35 p.m. ET. #4 PRINCESS GRACE…

Maximum Security seeks rare upset victory in Breeders’ Cup Classic

The Grade I, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will conclude Saturday’s lucrative championship card at Keeneland racecourse. Going as the 12th race on the program, the 1 1/4-mile affair drew a field of 10, led by the Bob Baffert-trained trio of IMPROBABLE, AUTHENTIC and MAXIMUM SECURITY. Post time for the 37th annual Breeders’ Cup Classic…

Digital Age stands out on Breeders’ Cup Classic undercard

Breeders’ Cup Saturday at Keeneland features nine championship events, including the $6 million Classic. We’ll preview a couple of the races that precede that signature event and try to uncover some winners. Keeneland Race 8 (Post time: 2:36 p.m. ET) The Grade I, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint Six furlongs on dirt A pair of…

Phat Man looks best off the bench in Bold Ruler

The Grade III, $100,000 Bold Ruler Handicap anchors the final Saturday card of the Belmont fall meet. A field of six will sprint seven furlongs in this one, led by Grade III Fred Hooper winner PHAT MAN. Post time for the Bold Ruler, the ninth of 10 races on the Belmont program, is 4:57 p.m….

Raymundo’s Secret looms large in Goldikova

The Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes anchors the closing Sunday card at Santa Anita. Going as Race 9 of 11, the Goldikova attracted seven veteran turf fillies and mares. Estimated post time for this one-mile heat on the lawn is 7:30 p.m. ET. #3 RAYMUNDO’S SECRET (9-5) is a perfect 2-for-2 this year and could…

Empire Classic highlights state-bred Saturday program at Belmont

The $175,000 Empire Classic anchors Saturday’s Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park. We’ll cover the main event of the day, along with an undercard race, below. Belmont Race 6 (Post time: 2:53 p.m. ET) The $175,000 Empire Distaff 1 1/16th-miles on dirt #2 RATAJKOWSKI (2-1, morning-line favorite) should defend her Empire Distaff title despite exiting…

Hill Prince, Twilight Derby put sophomore turfers in Sunday spotlight

Belmont’s Hill Prince Stakes and Santa Anita’s Twilight Derby will put three-year-old turfers to the test this Sunday. We’ll go over the particulars for each race and make our selections below. Belmont Race 9 (Post time: 4:47 p.m. ET) The Grade II, $150,000 Hill Prince Stakes One mile on turf #3 DECORATED INVADER (EVEN, morning-line…

Reagan’s Edge, Secret Keeper intrigue in Raven Run

The Grade II, $200,000 Raven Run Stakes is the Saturday feature at Lexington, Kentucky’s Keeneland racecourse. A field of 10 three-year-old fillies, many with Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint aspirations, will go seven furlongs on the main track in this one. Post time for the Raven Run, the featured ninth on a 10-race Saturday…

Hendy Woods among intriguing cast for QEII Challenge Cup

The Grade I, $500,000 QEII Challenge Cup is Saturday’s spotlight race at Keeneland racecourse in Lexington, KY. Nine three-year-old fillies will slug it out over 1 1/8-miles on the grass in this one, including former Grade I winners MAGIC ATTITUDE and RED LARK. Post time for the QEII Challenge Cup, Race 9 on a 10-race…