El Areeb stands out in the Withers

The Grade III, $250,000 Withers Stakes for three-year-olds is the feature at Aqueduct this Saturday. The race is worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner down to one point for the 4th-place finisher. Jerome Stakes winner #4 EL AREEB is the headliner, but he faces nine up-and-coming opponents at 1 1/16th-miles. The Withers is…

Multiple graded stakes highlight Belmont Stakes eve card

Belmont Park, which hosts the Belmont Stakes this Saturday, has put together a very interesting and lucrative Friday card. I’ll preview the last three stakes races on the program, worth in excess of $1 million in purse money. Be sure to get your bets down whether you’re at the track, at home or at work,…