Neptune’s Storm can spring upset in Shoemaker

The Grade I, $300,000 Shoemaker Mile is Monday’s featured race at Santa Anita. The traditional Memorial Day fixture at “The Great Race Place” drew 11 of the best turf runners in the country.  Post time for the Shoemaker, Race 9 on an 11-race holiday program, is 7:38 p.m. ET. #10 NEPTUNE’S STORM (15-1) makes his…

Jolie Olimpica stands out in Buena Vista

The Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes is the centerpiece race at Santa Anita this Saturday. The one-mile turf event for fillies and mares drew a full field of 12. Post time for the Buena Vista, Race 5 on a nine-race program, is 5:29 p.m. ET. #1 JOLIE OLIMPICA (8-5, morning-line favorite) dazzled in the…

Roadster should make good on early promise in Native Diver

The Grade III, $100,000 Native Diver Stakes, honoring one of the great handicap horses ever campaigned in California, will be renewed this Saturday at Del Mar. The 1 1/8-mile heat attracted six runners, including Santa Anita Derby winner ROADSTER. Estimated post time for the Native Diver, Race 8 of nine on the program, is 7…

Vasilika looms large in Buena Vista

Some of the best older fillies and mares of the turf will take center stage on Saturday at Santa Anita in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes. The one-mile heat drew a field of 10 in pursuit of a $200,000 purse. Post time for the Buena Vista, Race 8 on a 10-race program, is 7…

Wide-open Debutante anchors strong Saturday card at Del Mar

A field of eight will line up for the Grade I, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante this Saturday. The two-year-old fillies will go seven furlongs on the main course. The Del Mar Debutante is Race 7 of 11 on a stacked card, and estimated post is 8:10 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, feel…

Free Rose can play spoiler once more in Shoemaker Mile

The Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile, the co-feature at Santa Anita this Saturday, drew a strong cast of seven. HEART TO HEART ships in from the east, while Cal-bred WHAT A VIEW tries his hand in another Grade I. BAL A BALI, BOLO and FREE ROSE, no strangers to the California turf scene, are also…

Catch a Glimpse, Time and Motion meet again in QEII Challenge Cup

Keeneland plays host to the Grade I, $500,000 QEII Challenge Cup this Saturday. A field of nine three-year-old fillies, including division-leaders CATCH A GLIMPSE and TIME AND MOTION, has been entered for this 1 1/8-mile turf heat. Going as the ninth race on the program, estimated post time is 5:30 p.m. EST. Be sure to…