Happy Saver can topple Tacitus in Jockey Club Gold Cup

The Grade I, $250,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup, the annual centerpiece of Belmont’s fall meet, is set for Saturday. A field of five will go the classic 1 1/4-mile distance on the main oval in this one. Topping the entries are undefeated three-year-old HAPPY SAVER and four-year-old TACITUS, a winner of nearly $3 million. Post…

Art Collector should outgame Authentic in Preakness

The Grade I, $1 million Preakness Stakes, the third and final jewel of the 2020 Triple Crown, is set for Saturday at Pimlico. A field of 11, including Kentucky Derby winner AUTHENTIC, will contest this 1 3/16th-mile affair. Post time for the Preakness, the 11th of 12 races on an all-stakes program at Pimlico, is…

Black-Eyed Susan highlights Preakness undercard

Pimlico has an all-stakes program going on Saturday, Preakness Stakes Day. We’ll take a look at two of the undercard events below, including the corresponding event for three-year-old fillies, the Grade II Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. Pimlico Race 8 (Post time: 3:22 p.m. ET) The $150,000 Laurel Futurity Stakes 1/16th-miles on turf #2 NO ONE TO…

Awesome Again anchors Saturday action at Santa Anita

The Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes is the Saturday feature at Santa Anita on a card that contains five “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup. Let’s take a look at two of those races here. Santa Anita Race 7 (Post time: 6:41 p.m. ET) The Grade I, $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes…

Firenze Fire could deliver vintage effort in Vosburgh

The Grade II, $150,000 Vosburgh Stakes is the Saturday feature at Belmont Park. The six-furlong sprint, carrying “Win and You’re In” status for November’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, drew an accomplished field of six. Post time for the Vosburgh, Race 9 on a 10-race card, is 5:14 p.m. ET. #5 FIRENZE FIRE (7-2) could get overlooked…

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…