Admiralty Pier can post upset in Woodbine Mile

The Grade I, $1 million Woodbine Mile, a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Mile, anchors Saturday’s card at Woodbine. The prestigious turf heat drew a field of eight, including the Mark Casse-trained trio of WAR OF WILL, MARCH TO THE ARCH and OLYMPIC RUNNER. Post time for the Woodbine Mile, Race…

Zulu Alpha looks tough in Kentucky Turf Cup

The Grade III, $1 million Kentucky Turf Cup is Saturday’s feature race at Kentucky Downs. The 1 1/2-mile event brought out 16 of the country best grass runners, though only 12 will start. Post time for the Kentucky Turf Cup, Race 10 of 11 on the day, is 6:04 p.m. ET. #10 ZULU ALPHA (7-5,…

Jockey recap for Saratoga, Del Mar 2020 summer meets

The prestigious summer seasons at Saratoga and Del Mar wrapped up over the holiday weekend. Let’s recap each one, focusing on jockey achievements. Saratoga Irad Ortiz Jr. survived a strong early bid from Joel Rosario, a late charge from younger brother Jose Ortiz, and a wrist injury that sidelined him for three days to win…

Hopeful, Del Mar Futurity highlight Labor Day action

The curtain comes down on both the Saratoga and Del Mar summer meets on Labor Day. But both circuits are going out with a bang – “The Spa” has 14 races on tap, including the Grade I Hopeful Stakes, while the Grade I Del Mar Futurity anchors an 11-race Monday card “Where the Turf Meets…

Tiz the Law the class of the Kentucky Derby, but scramble is on for second

The Grade I, $3 million Kentucky Derby will finally take place at Churchill Downs this Saturday following a four-month postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The delay did little to abate the anticipation for the 1 1/4-mile classic, though it definitely narrowed down the list of win candidates. #17 TIZ THE LAW was set as…

American Turf, Pat Day Mile highlight Kentucky Derby undercard

In addition to the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs’ Saturday program is chock-full of stakes races and solid wagering opportunities. We’ve narrowed things down to our two best bets on the undercard. Churchill Race 8 (Post time: 2:55 p.m. ET) The Grade II, $500,000 American Turf Stakes 1 1/16th-miles on turf #5…

Gamine, Swiss Skydiver collide in Kentucky Oaks

The Grade I, $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks is Friday’s feature at Churchill Downs on the eve of the Kentucky Derby. The 1 1/8-mile event for three-year-old fillies drew a field of nine, though two horses figure to take the bulk of the betting action – #1 SWISS SKYDIVER (8-5) and #5 GAMINE (EVEN, morning-line favorite)….

C Z Rocket can build on win streak in Pat O’Brien

The Grade II, $150,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes is the Saturday feature at Del Mar. This seven-furlong sprint on the main oval drew a well-matched field of eight. Post time for the Pat O’Brien, Race 10 on an 11-race card, is 9:38 p.m. ET. #5 C Z ROCKET (4-1) steps up in the Pat O’Brien on…