Mandaloun hard to look past in Lecomte

The Grade III, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes kicks off Louisiana’s road to the Kentucky Derby at the Fair Grounds this Saturday. Offering a total of 17 Derby points (10-4-2-1 from first to fourth), the 1 1/16th-mile Lecomte attracted 11 three-year-old runners. Post time for the Lecomte, the 13th and final on the Saturday program at the…

Horse racing news, notes, & stakes previews, 1/13/21

Let’s recap the horse racing headlines from last weekend and preview what’s to come in the week ahead. SANENUS, CHARMAINE’S MIA provide stakes stunners at Santa Anita SANENUS and Umberto Rispoli took advantage of a fast pace in the Grade III La Cañada to win going away after sitting third early on. It was the…

Ride a Comet should take Tropical Turf

The Grade III, $100,000 Tropical Turf Stakes is the centerpiece on Saturday’s 11-race program at Gulfstream Park. A field of nine will try their luck on the lawn in this one-mile event. That includes ANALYZE IT, twice a Grade III winner and nearly a two-time Grade I champion in 2018. Post time for the Tropical…

Horse racing news, notes, & stakes previews for 1/7/21

Let’s recap the horse racing headlines from last weekend and preview what’s to come in the week ahead. CAPO KANE, MUTASAABEQ, LIFE IS GOOD win first three Derby preps of 2021 Aqueduct’s road to the Kentucky Derby began on Friday with the $100,000 Jerome Stakes. CAPO KANE splashed home to a 6 1/4-length victory at…

Count Again should take San Gabriel

The Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes anchors Saturday’s action at Santa Anita. The 1 1/8-mile turf heat drew a field of seven, including former Grade I winners NEXT SHARES and BOWIES HERO. Post time for the San Gabriel, Race 7 of nine on the program, is 6:30 p.m. ET. #5 COUNT AGAIN (2-1, morning-line…