Asmussen holds top pair in Sunland Derby

The Grade III, $800,000 Sunland Derby offers 12 three-year-olds 85 Kentucky Derby points this Sunday.  Sunland Park’s annual keystone event, the Sunland Derby will be contested at 1 1/8-miles over the main track. It goes as the 11th of 12 races, with an approximate post time of 7:15 p.m. EST. Some noteworthy riders will make…

Sprint stakes galore on Saturday at Gulfstream, Santa Anita

Gulfstream Park plays host to the “Summit of Speed” this Saturday, co-anchored by the Grade II Princess Rooney and the Grade III Smile Sprint. Both events carry a $250,000 purse and are “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup in November. The Princess Rooney is for fillies and mares going seven furlongs, while…

Longshots loom in Arkansas Derby

A field of 12 will line up at the gate for the 81st running of the Grade I, $1 million Arkansas Derby this Saturday. The Kentucky Derby aspirants will go 1 1/8 miles over the Oaklawn Park oval. 100 Derby points will be awarded to the winner, virtually assuring that colt a spot in the…