Horse racing news, notes, & stakes previews for 1/27/21

Let’s recap the horse racing headlines from last weekend and preview what’s to come in the week ahead. KNICKS GO a no-doubt winner in Pegasus Breeders’ Cup Mile winner KNICKS GO took the lead and never looked back in the Pegasus World Cup under Joel Rosario. He built a three-length lead in the stretch before…

Pegasus World Cup Turf highlights Saturday undercard at Gulfstream

In addition to the Grade I, $3 million Pegasus World Cup, Gulfstream Park has carded six stakes races on Saturday. We’ll discuss a pair of them below, looking for the best available bets in each. Gulfstream Race 10 (Post time: 4:13 p.m. ET) The Grade III, $150,000 W. L. McKnight Stakes 1 1/2-miles on turf…

Sleepy Eyes Todd holds price appeal in Pegasus World Cup

The highly-anticipated Grade I, $3 million Pegasus World Cup is set for Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The prestigious 1 1/8-mile heat attracted a full field of 12, led by Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner KNICKS GO. Post time for the Pegasus, the finale on a stakes-laden 12-race program, is 5:44 p.m. ET. #1 SLEEPY EYES…

Horse racing news, notes, & stakes previews for 1/20/21

Let’s recap the horse racing headlines from last weekend and preview what’s to come in the week ahead. MIDNIGHT BOURBON surprises in Lecomte Most of the betting attention went to MANDALOUN (4-5), but MIDNIGHT BOURBON (7-2) and Joe Talamo took the lead and never looked back in Saturday’s Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds, earning…

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…

Nashville can make the grade in Malibu

The Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes once again anchors Opening Day at Santa Anita. Going as Race 10 of 11 on Saturday at “The Great Race Place,” the Malibu drew six sensational three-year-old sprinters. That includes NASHVILLE, who set the track record for six furlongs at Keeneland last time out. The seven-furlong Malibu carries an…