Belmont Stakes undercard stakes analysis, 6/8/19

The 151st Belmont Stakes is just one of eight Grade I stakes on Saturday’s 13-race program at Belmont Park. Let’s dive into a pair of the undercard races below. Belmont Race 9 (Post time: 4:46 p.m. Eastern) The Grade I, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap One mile on dirt #2 MCKINZIE (5-2, morning-line favorite) ended a…

Lucrative Dueling Grounds Oaks, Derby set for Sunday

Three-year-old turf runners will be in the spotlight on Sunday at Kentucky Downs, as the Dueling Grounds Oaks and Dueling Grounds Derby are set for Races 8 and 9, respectively. The Oaks carries a $300,000 purse, while the Derby carries a $400,000 purse. Both will be contested at 1 5/16th-miles over Kentucky Downs’ undulating turf…

Mike Maker quartet leads Kentucky Turf Cup

The Grade III, $600,000 Kentucky Turf Cup headlines the Saturday action at Kentucky Downs. The 1 1/2-mile grass clash lured a full field of 12 and two also-eligibles. The Turf Cup goes as the last of 10 races; estimated post time is 6:42 p.m. EST. Plenty of top jockeys will make the trip this Saturday,…