Homerique hunts Grade I glory in Diana

The Grade I, $500,000 Diana Stakes drew a compact but accomplished field of six as Saturday’s centerpiece race at Saratoga. The 1 1/8 turf classic goes as the ninth of 11 events on the opening Saturday card at “The Spa.” Approximate post time is 5:46 p.m. ET. #6 HOMERIQUE (5-2) is one of four being…

New York, Belmont Gold Cup analysis, 6/7/19

Prestigious turf stakes, namely the New York and Belmont Gold Cup, highlight the Belmont Stakes eve card at Belmont Park. Let’s dive into the action right away. Belmont Race 9 (Post time: 5:15 p.m. Eastern) The Grade II, $600,000 New York Stakes 1 1/4-miles on turf #8 HOMERIQUE (6-5, morning-line favorite) was last seen winning…

Man o’ War undercard analysis, 5/10/19

Man o’ War day at Belmont Park features four stakes races in addition to the main event, which is discussed here. We’ll go over a pair of those undercard races below. Belmont Race 4 (Post time: 3:08 p.m. Eastern) The Grade III, $300,000 Peter Pan Stakes 1 1/8-miles on dirt #1 INTREPID HEART (7-5, morning-line…

Proctor’s Ledge should down Brown’s trio in the Diana

Seven of the best grass females in the country will duke it out in the Grade I, $500,000 Diana Stakes on opening Saturday at Saratoga. The 1 1/8-mile turf classic is the headliner on an 11-race program that commences at 1 p.m. EST. Post time for the Diana, Race 10, is 6:18 p.m. EST. In…

Hi Happy is a fearsome favorite in the Man o’ War

The Grade I, $700,000 Man o’ War Stakes will be renewed this Saturday at Belmont Park. A field of 10 will test their mettle going 1 3/8-miles on the inner turf course. Post time for the Man o’ War, the finale on an 11-race card, is 6:50 p.m. EST. Plenty of points are on the…

Dacita, Sea Calisi stand out in New York Stakes

The Grade II, $500,000 New York Stakes is the Friday feature at Belmont Park on the eve of the Belmont Stakes. Nine older fillies and mares will compete in the program’s ninth of the day at approximately 5:14 p.m. EST. They’ll go 1 1/4-miles on Belmont’s inner turf course. Some of the game’s preeminent grass…