Songbird the class of the Cotillion

Six three-year-old fillies will line up at the gate at Parx for the $1 million Grade I Cotillion Stakes on Saturday afternoon. SONGBIRD is the main attraction and the presumptive favorite, but she could get a stern test before moving on to the Breeders’ Cup in November. Post time for the Cotillion, which is Race…

Songbird primed for Saratoga glory in CCA Oaks

The Grade I Coaching Club American Oaks is the centerpiece of this year’s opening Sunday card at Saratoga, and it does not lack star power. #1 SONGBIRD (4-5, morning-line favorite) is seeking her ninth straight win after starting her career 8-for-8 with seven stakes triumphs. Standing in her way are just four other fillies, headed…

Rachel’s Valentina vulnerable in Mother Goose

The Grade I, $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes is the main attraction at Belmont Park this Saturday, and it goes as Race 9 on a 10-race card. Seven classy three-year-old fillies will go postward at approximately 5:45 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to try out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #6 RACHEL’S VALENTINA leads the way as…

Met Mile headlines Belmont Stakes undercard

The Grade I $1.5 million Belmont Stakes is the centerpiece of Saturday’s 13-race extravaganza at Belmont Park, but it is just one of six races worth over $500,000 is purse money on their Saturday program. Accordingly, the lucrative purses have drawn some high quality fields, with many of them containing ten horses or more. He’s…

Land Over Sea, Go Maggie Go lead large Black-Eyed Susan field

The Grade II $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes for three-year-old fillies headlines Pimlico’s Preakness eve card on Friday. It’s Race 11 on the program with an estimated post time of 4:50 p.m. EST. #3 LAND OVER SEA (2-1) and #5 GO MAGGIE GO (5-2), the only two horses returning from the Kentucky Oaks two weeks ago,…

Jockey Spotlight: Javier Castellano

Javier Castellano is widely considered to be the best jockey in the country, and it’s easy to see why. He’s won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey three straight years, and broke the all-time mark for annual earnings last year (just over $28 million). He hasn’t been out of the top five in wins or…

Kentucky Oaks wide-open without Songbird

Songbird, the undefeated filly that has so overwhelmed her previous rivals that many clamored for her to enter the Kentucky Derby, would’ve been a huge favorite in this race but unfortunately had to defect due to a fever. That leaves a contentious field of 14 fillies (plus one also-eligible) to contest this $1 million race…