Wicked Indeed gets tepid nod in wide-open Sunland Derby

The final 50-point Kentucky Derby prep, the Sunland Derby, takes place this Sunday at Sunland Park. The Grade III, $800,000 event will be contested with a field of 10 at 1 1/8-miles. Post time for the Sunland Derby, Race 11 of 12 on the day, is 7:30 p.m. EST. #1 MUCHO GUSTO (8-5, morning-line favorite)…

Prince Earl should rule in Let It Ride

Del Mar’s fall meet has just begun, and the $75,000 Let It Ride Stakes is the feature on opening Saturday. The one-mile turf event for three-year-olds drew a field of seven. Post time for the Let It Ride, Race 7 of 9 on the day, is 6:30 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take…

Chocolate Martini seems superior in Summertime Oaks

Three-year-old fillies take center stage at Santa Anita in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks. The 1 1/16th-mile event drew a field of six, led by recent Kentucky Oaks contender CHOCOLATE MARTINI. Post time for the Summertime Oaks, Race 6 of 11 on the day, is 6:00 p.m. EST.  In addition to watching and wagering,…

Can Cloud Computing conquer El Areeb in the Gotham?

A field of ten has assembled for Aqueduct’s penultimate prep for the Kentucky Derby; the Gotham Stakes. It’s a Grade III event worth $300,000 and it will be run at 1 1/16th miles on the inner dirt course. The race offers 50 Derby points to the winner down to five points for fourth. Post time…

Jockey Spotlight: Martin Garcia

Martin Garcia’s life story seems like something out of a Hollywood script. He emigrated from Mexico to the United States in 2003 and went to work at a deli in Pleasanton, CA. After learning that Teri Terry, the owner of the deli, owned a horse, Garcia implored her to let him ride, and Terry discovered…