Red Flag should find winner’s circle in Los Alamitos Futurity

The Grade II, $200,000 Los Alamitos Futurity anchors a 10-race card at Los Alamitos this Saturday. Going as the fourth race, the Los Alamitos Futurity drew a field of six two-year-olds looking to make their mark early on the Kentucky Derby trail. Post time for the Los Alamitos Futurity is 4:28 p.m. ET. #1 RED…

Awesome Again anchors Saturday action at Santa Anita

The Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes is the Saturday feature at Santa Anita on a card that contains five “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup. Let’s take a look at two of those races here. Santa Anita Race 7 (Post time: 6:41 p.m. ET) The Grade I, $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes…

C Z Rocket can build on win streak in Pat O’Brien

The Grade II, $150,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes is the Saturday feature at Del Mar. This seven-furlong sprint on the main oval drew a well-matched field of eight. Post time for the Pat O’Brien, Race 10 on an 11-race card, is 9:38 p.m. ET. #5 C Z ROCKET (4-1) steps up in the Pat O’Brien on…

Maximum Security an obvious pick in Pacific Classic

Del Mar’s signature race, the Grade I, $500,000 Pacific Classic, will be renewed this Saturday. MAXIMUM SECURITY stands out in this six-horse field, which will go 1 1/4-miles on the main track. Estimated post time for the Pacific Classic, Race 10 of 11 on Saturday at Del Mar, is 9:30 p.m. ET. #5 MAXIMUM SECURITY…

Hollywood Gold Cup highlights Santa Anita Derby undercard

In addition to the Santa Anita Derby, there are six other stakes races taking place at Santa Anita this Saturday. That includes the other Grade I on the program, the Hollywood Gold Cup. We previewed a pair of these races below. Santa Anita Race 7 (Post time: 6:34 p.m. ET) The $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes…

Bound for Nowhere kicks off season in San Simeon

The Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes will be renewed this Saturday at Santa Anita. The 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint attracted seven runners, including the well-traveled BOUND FOR NOWHERE and the talented mare SURRENDER NOW. Post time for the San Simeon, the fifth of nine races on the day, is estimated for 5:30 p.m. ET….

Gift Box attempts title defense in Santa Anita Handicap

The historic Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap is set for Saturday. The traditional centerpiece race of the Santa Anita winter meet, the “Big ‘Cap” drew a field of eight. Post time for the 1 1/4-mile heat, Race 10 of 11 on the day, is 7:03 p.m. ET. #4 GIFT BOX (6-5, morning-line favorite) was…

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…

Chief Cicatriz an intriguing longshot in Bing Crosby

The Grade I, $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes is the feature race at Del Mar this Saturday. A field of eight will contest this prestigious six-furlong event. Post time for the Bing Crosby, the eighth of nine races on the day, is approximately 8:30 p.m. ET. #6 CHIEF CICATRIZ (12-1) is 10-for-15 lifetime, and though he…

It’s all about Accelerate in Pacific Classic

Del Mar’s signature summer event, the Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic, takes place this Saturday. A field of eight, led by potential division champ ACCELERATE, will line up for the 1 1/4-mile heat. Post time for the Pacific Classic, Race 10 of 11 on a stakes-laden program, is 9:43 p.m. EST. In addition to…