OTB Race Previews & Odds
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Sir Winston rose to the challenge holding off 9-5 favorite Tacitus for a one-length victory in the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park.
War of Will, who finished eighth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) following a most eventful journey two weeks ago, rebounded with a victory in Saturday's 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, courtesy of a well-judged, trouble-free trip under jockey Tyler Gaffalione.
Country House, a longshot at 65-1, won the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby after a rider's objection led to the disqualification of Maximum Security, who crossed the line first at Churchill Downs.
Justify became racing's 13th Triple Crown winner on Saturday at Belmont Park, sweeping to a 1 3/4-length victory over Gronkowski to add the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes to his triumphs in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justify survived a protracted duel with Good Magic and held on to capture the 143rd Preakness Stakes with a half-length victory over late-charging Bravazo Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
Justify took command at the half-mile pole and roared away to a 2 1/2-length victory over Good Magic under the lights at Churchill Downs to win the 144th running of the $2,192,000 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) for 3-year-olds on a soggy Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 157,813, the eighth largest crowd in Derby history.
Flameaway took a major step forward and made it 2-for-2 this year with a wire-to-wire victory in the 2018 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The victory by Flameaway was his first on the Kentucky Derby trail, and he picked up 10 points towards qualifying for the Kentucky Derby.
In his season debut, Avery Island dazzled against four rivals in the Withers Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack Saturday, giving trainer Kieran McLaughlin and jockey Joe Bravo some excitement on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
With Flavien Prat calling the signals on the lead, a new Derby contender emerged today at Santa Anita as longshot Lombo scored an impressive two length victory in the Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes.
Audible registered a resounding victory in Saturday's $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park, stamping himself as a prime prospect on the Road to the Florida Derby (G1) and the Triple Crown.