Marquee Prince a contender in crowded Commonwealth Turf

The Grade III, $175,000 Commonwealth Turf is the Saturday feature at historic Churchill Downs. A field of 14 three-year-olds (plus two AEs) flooded the entry box for this 1 1/16th-mile turf heat. Post time for the Commonwealth Turf, Race 10 of 11 on the day, is 5:36 p.m. ET. #5 MARQUEE PRINCE (8-1) had a…

Digital Age seeks redemption in Saratoga Derby

The inaugural $750,000 Saratoga Derby highlights the Sunday action at Saratoga racecourse. The 1 3/16th-mile turf stake, part of the newly-commissioned “Turf Trinity” series at NYRA, drew an evenly-matched field of 11, led by Belmont Derby winner HENLEY’S JOY. Post time for the Saratoga Derby, Race 9 on a stakes-laden 11-race program, is 5:48 p.m….

Seismic Wave seeks redemption in Belmont Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Belmont Derby is among the many important races taking place at Belmont Park this Saturday. The first leg of the initial Turf Trinity series drew a field of 14. Post time for the Belmont Derby, Race 9 on an 11-race card, is 5:44 p.m. ET. #3 SEISMIC WAVE (5-1) was…

Skywire has sights set on Queen’s Plate upset

The $1 million Queen’s Plate Stakes, the centerpiece race of the season at Woodbine, is set for this Saturday. A full field of 14 Ontario-breds will go toe-to-toe in the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Post time for the 1 1/4-mile Queen’s Plate, Race 10 on a stakes-laden 13-race card, is 5:36 p.m….

A Thread of Blue eyes another stakes score in Penn Mile

The Grade II, $500,000 Penn Mile is the highlight of a special 12-race program at Penn National on Saturday. The turf event for three-year-olds lured a field of nine. Post time for the Penn Mile, Race 11 on the card, is estimated for 7:50 p.m. ET. #2 A THREAD OF BLUE (5-2, morning-line favorite) had…

Seismic Wave should lower the boom on Pennine Ridge field

The Grade III, $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes, which serves as the local prep for July’s Belmont Derby, is set for Saturday at Belmont Park. The 1 1/8-mile turf heat drew a field of eight seeking graded stakes glory. Post time for the Pennine Ridge, Race 8 of nine on the day, is 5:18 p.m. ET….

Therapist can turn the tables on Maraud in Penn Mile

The Grade II, $500,000 Penn Mile will be renewed for the sixth time at Penn National racecourse on Saturday. The one-mile grass event for three-year-olds drew a highly-qualified field of eight. The Penn Mile goes as Race 9 on an 11-race program; post time is 7:45 p.m. EST. Several noteworthy jockeys will make the trip,…

Good Samaritan offers good value in Belmont Derby

The Grade I, $1.2 million Belmont Derby is the feature race on a spectacular Saturday card at Belmont Park. 11 evenly-matched sophomore turfers will go 1 1/4-miles on the program’s 10th race (estimated post time 6:50 p.m. EST). This heat features three foreign shippers as well as some familiar faces on the turf scene. Don’t…

Big Score looks for more in Penn Mile

The centerpiece of Penn National’s season, the Grade II, 500,000 Penn Mile, takes place this Saturday. Ten sophomores (eight betting interests) will go one mile on the Grantville, PA grass course at approximately 7:45 p.m. EST. The Penn Mile is the ninth race on an 11-race program that begins at 3:45 p.m. EST.  Several of…

Weekly jockey review, 5/10/17; Derby day results and more

Kentucky Derby week was a busy one throughout the country; see which jockeys made moves in the standings at their respective tracks here. And don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Churchill Corey Lanerie jumped in front with three wins on opening Saturday and continued to build momentum during Churchill’s biggest week…