‘Dream’ on in Arlington Million

One of the country’s most important turf races, the Grade I Arlington Million, takes place this Saturday. A field of 11 will line up at Arlington Park for the 1 1/4-mile event. Post time for the 36th running of the Million is 7:08 p.m. EST. It will go as the 11th of 12 races. Several…

Good Samaritan should spring Whitney upset

The historic Grade I, $1.2 million Whitney Stakes will be renewed for the 91st time at Saratoga this Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile classic drew nine of the best older males in America, led by DIVERSIFY and MIND YOUR BISCUITS. Post time for the Whitney, Race 9 of 11 on the day, is 5:46 p.m. EST….

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…

Toinette can take division’s top spot with Belmont Oaks win

Three-year-old grass fillies will try their hand in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Belmont Oaks at Belmont Park. The 1 1/4-mile turf event attracted a field of 10. Post time for the Belmont Oaks, Race 8 on Belmont’s stakes-laden “Stars & Stripes Day” program, is 5:46 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, don’t…

United Nations Stakes is open to an upset

Some titans of the turf go at it in the Grade I, $300,000 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth this Saturday. A field of nine, including a Chad Brown-trained quartet, will take three turns and travel 1 3/8-miles on the grass. Post time for the United Nations, Race 11 of 13 on the program, is 6:01…

Backyard Heaven should continue win streak in Stephen Foster

The Grade I, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap is the centerpiece on Saturday night at Churchill Downs. A field of nine older males will do battle over 1 1/8-miles on the main course. The Stephen Foster goes as Race 8 on a stakes-laden 11-race program; post time is 9:39 p.m. EST. Remember to take part in…

Belmont selections, jockey analysis for Friday, 6/8/18

Five stakes races are on tap at Belmont Park on the day before the Belmont Stakes. We’ll take a look at a pair of them here. In addition to watching and wagering, don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Race 9 (Post time: 5:14 p.m. EST) The Grade II New York Stakes…

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…