Rugbyman can tackle West Virginia Derby field

Mountaineer offers three-year-olds a chance to shine in the Grade III, $500,000 West Virginia Derby this Saturday. A field of nine will renew this 1 1/8-mile event. Post time for the West Virginia Derby, Race 8 of 9 on a special afternoon program, is 5:35 p.m. EST. Pay close attention to the jockeys that shipped…

Picco Uno can earn redemption in Garland of Roses

The Garland of Roses Stakes for filly and mare sprinters is the Saturday feature at Aqueduct. A competitive field of seven will go six furlongs over the main course in pursuit of a $100,000 purse. Post time for the Garland of Roses, the eighth of nine races on the card, is 3:47 p.m. EST. As…

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,…