Epicharis adds international intrigue to Belmont Stakes

The Grade I, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes failed to attract both the Derby and Preakness winners, but the 2017 cast for the oldest jewel in the Triple Crown is a solid one. There are several interesting runners in this field of 12, many of whom will make their Triple Crown series debut, or in the…

Dacita, Sea Calisi stand out in New York Stakes

The Grade II, $500,000 New York Stakes is the Friday feature at Belmont Park on the eve of the Belmont Stakes. Nine older fillies and mares will compete in the program’s ninth of the day at approximately 5:14 p.m. EST. They’ll go 1 1/4-miles on Belmont’s inner turf course. Some of the game’s preeminent grass…

Portmagee could be isolated up front in the Intercontinental

The Grade III, $250,000 Intercontinental Stakes is the headliner on a terrific Thursday card at Belmont Park. A seven-furlong turf event for fillies and mares, the Intercontinental goes as Race 8 on a nine-race program. The 10-horse field will go postward at approximately 5:48 p.m. EST. Be sure to try out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey…

Free Rose can play spoiler once more in Shoemaker Mile

The Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile, the co-feature at Santa Anita this Saturday, drew a strong cast of seven. HEART TO HEART ships in from the east, while Cal-bred WHAT A VIEW tries his hand in another Grade I. BAL A BALI, BOLO and FREE ROSE, no strangers to the California turf scene, are also…

Big Score looks for more in Penn Mile

The centerpiece of Penn National’s season, the Grade II, 500,000 Penn Mile, takes place this Saturday. Ten sophomores (eight betting interests) will go one mile on the Grantville, PA grass course at approximately 7:45 p.m. EST. The Penn Mile is the ninth race on an 11-race program that begins at 3:45 p.m. EST.  Several of…