Class-dropping Cambodia can get back on track in Yellow Ribbon

The Grade II, $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap for grass fillies and mares is the Saturday headliner at Del Mar. The 1 1/16th-mile turf event drew a full field of 12. Post time for the Yellow Ribbon, the eighth of 10 races on the day, is approximately 8:30 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering,…

Midnight Storm rolls into Santa Anita Handicap as the favorite

The Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap will be renewed for the 80th time at Santa Anita Park this Saturday. The 1 1/4-mile classic drew a field of nine. Scheduled as the 10th race on an 11-race card, post time for the “Big ‘Cap” is 7:30 p.m. EST. As always, feel free to take part…

Jockey Spotlight: Stewart Elliott

Stewart Elliott, best known for riding Smarty Jones in the 2004 Triple Crown races, has been on the comeback trail in Southern California for about a year now. Despite limited starts, Elliott has done enough to turn heads and even land a few mounts for the area’s top trainer, Bob Baffert. “It felt good—just kinda…

Da Big Hoss holds big edge in Kentucky Turf Cup

The 1 1/2 mile Kentucky Turf Cup, a Grade III event worth $600,000, is the feature race at Kentucky Downs this Saturday. Nine turfers will line up for the ninth race on the program at approximately 6:39 p.m. EST. Several high-profile riders will be at Kentucky Downs on Saturday, so there will be plenty on…

Going “Wild” in Ohio Derby

The Ohio Derby is set to be run at Thistledown (a track on the outskirts of Cleveland) this Saturday, and the historic race drew a field of 10. The Ohio Derby is not graded, but it carries a lucrative purse of $500,000. Jockeys like Javier Castellano and John Velazquez will be making the trip for…

Peter Pan Stakes pits seven versus rising star Unified

Eight three-year-olds have assembled for the Grade II Peter Pan Stakes, which takes place at Belmont Park this Saturday. It’s scheduled as Race 9 on the program, with an estimated post time of 5:45 p.m. EST. The Peter Pan is considered an important stepping-stone toward the Belmont Stakes (which will be run on June 11),…