Collusion Illusion should ace Grade I test in Bing Crosby

The Grade I, $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes is the feature race at Del Mar this Saturday. The six-furlong sprint drew a strong field of 10, though 2-1 favorite #4 MCKINZIE is expected to scratch. Post time for the Bing Crosby, Race 10 of 11 on the day, is 9:30 p.m. ET. #9 COLLUSION ILLUSION (9-2)…

Tom’s d’Etat out for another Grade I in Whitney

The Grade I, $750,000 Whitney Stakes is the Saturday feature at Saratoga. The 1 1/8-mile staple of the prestigious summer meet at “The Spa” drew a star-studded field of five. Post time for the 93rd renewal of the Whitney, Race 9 on a stakes-laden 12-race card, is 5:42 p.m. ET. #5 TOM’S D’ETAT (6-5, morning-line…

Grade I H. Allen Jerkens highlights Whitney undercard

In addition to the Grade I Whitney, Saratoga has carded four additional stakes races – two of which also hold Grade I status – this Saturday. We’ll take a look at two of those supporting stakes on their 12-race program below. Saratoga Race 10 (Post time: 6:18 p.m. ET) The Grade I, $300,000 H. Allen…

Maximum Security seeks another stakes score in San Diego

The Grade II, $150,000 San Diego Handicap is scheduled for Saturday at Del Mar. The 1 1/16th-mile heat drew an accomplished field of six. Headlining this one is MAXIMUM SECURITY, the multiple Grade I winner making his debut for trainer Bob Baffert. Post time for the San Diego, Race 10 on an 11-race program, is…

Short but star-studded field aligned for Alfred G. Vanderbilt

The Grade I, $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap is the Saturday feature at Saratoga. The six-furlong sprint drew just five horses, but it is an incredibly deep and talented field. Post time for this highly-anticipated renewal of the Vanderbilt is 6:16 p.m. ET. #4 VOLATILE (4-5, morning-line favorite) has been brought along steadily since breaking…

Haskell undercard features five stakes

In addition to the Grade I, $1 million Haskell Invitational, Monmouth plays host to five stakes races this Saturday. We’ll preview a pair of them below. Monmouth Race 10 (Post time: 4:40 p.m. ET) The Grade III, $300,000 Monmouth Cup 1 1/8-miles on dirt Just over an hour before the three-year-olds take center stage, a…

Dr Post can make the grade in Haskell

The Grade I, $1 million Haskell Invitational is set for Saturday at Monmouth Park. The 1 1/8-mile event for three-year-olds drew a field of seven, chief among them being Belmont Stakes runner-up DR POST and Santa Anita Derby runner-up AUTHENTIC. Post time for the Haskell, Race 12 on a loaded 14-race card at Monmouth, is…

Promising fillies to be tested in CCA Oaks

Saratoga’s Grade I, $350,000 Coaching Club American Oaks puts three-year-old fillies in the spotlight this Saturday. A field of six, led by TONALIST’S SHAPE, will be tasked with a 1 1/8-mile journey on the main track. Post time for the CCA Oaks, Race 10 on an 11-race program at “The Spa,” is 6:16 p.m. ET….

Swiss Skydiver favored to beat the boys in the Blue Grass

The Grade II, $600,000 Blue Grass Stakes is this Saturday’s feature at Keeneland. The 1 1/8-mile event for three-year-olds drew a field of 13. Most prominent among them is #7 SWISS SKYDIVER, the multiple graded stakes winning filly. Post time for the Blue Grass Stakes, Race 9 on a 10-race program, is 5:30 p.m. ET….

Dunbar Road should dominate Delaware Handicap field

Delaware Park’s centerpiece race, the Grade II, $400,000 Delaware Handicap, is set for Saturday. A field of eight has entered, but both #1 VEXATIOUS and #5 ALWAYS SHOPPING are expected to run in Saturday’s Ruffian Stakes at Belmont instead. That would leave just five others to face the imposing DUNBAR ROAD in this 1 1/8-mile…