The Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitational Stakes takes place this Saturday, September 29 from Belmont Park - host of a slew of important graded stakes action that day. Horses three years old and upward will go six furlongs in this Breeders' Cup Sprint Win and You're In race for a nice purse of $400,000.
The Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes takes place this Saturday, September 29 from Belmont Park - home of the Jockey Club Gold Cup that will be run later on the same card. $1 million will be on the line for fillies and mares three years old and upward as they go 1 1/4 miles on Belmont's inner turf track. The Flower Bowl is yet another Breeders' Cup Win and You're In event - this one for the Filly and Mares Turf Classic.
Belmont Park will be the scene of the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on Saturday, September 29 as part of Jockey Club Gold Cup day. A purse of $600,000 is on the line in this Breeders' Cup Turf Win and You're In race that will be contested for three year olds willing to go 1 1/2 miles on Belmont's turf track.
The Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup takes place this Saturday, September 29 from Belmont Park. An enormous purse of $1 million is on the line for three year olds willing to go 1 1/4 miles on Belmont's main track. The Gold Cup is the highlight of Belmont's Summer Meet and a good showing will undoubtedly look good ahead of the Breeders' Cup in November.
Santa Anita re-opens this weekend for its autumn meet that culminates with the Breeders' Cup in November. Opening day will be highlighted by the Grade 3 Eddie D Stakes on September 28 - a race honoring legendary jockey Eddie Delahoussaye. Three year olds will be after their share of the $100,000 purse when they go 6 1/2 furlongs on Santa Anita's turf track.
It was a relatively slow weekend of graded stakes action but there was no shortage of thrilling action. A pair of $1 million races were contested as well as a Grade 2 and Grade 3 stakes. There were upsets, some bounce back performances and some terrific tune-up efforts ahead of the Breeders, Cup that will be run at Santa Anita in November. Let's take a look back at four of the races starting with the two $1 million stakes races at Parx.
Belmont Park in New York will be the scene of the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap this Saturday, September 22. Fillies and mare three years old and upward will be after their share of the $200,000 purse when they race 6.5 furlongs on Belmont Park's main track.
The Grade 3 Kent Stakes is on tap for this Saturday, September 22 from Delaware Park in Wilmington Delaware. $200,000 will be on the line Saturday when three year olds line up to go one and one eighth miles on Delaware Park's turf track.
Parx Racing in Philadelphia, PA is the scene of two $1 million stakes races this Saturday, September 22, the second being the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby. Three year olds will be after the enormous purse when they race one and one eighth miles on Parx's main dirt track.
The Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes comes our way from Parx Racing just outside of Philadelphia this Saturday, September 22. Three year old fillies will duke it out for the lucrative $1 million purse when they go one and one sixteenth miles on Parx's main track.