The 46th running of the Grade 3 Canadian Turf Stakes comes our way this Saturday, March 3rd from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The race is open to horses four years old and upward that are willing to go 1 mile on Gulfstream's turf track.
The favorite to win the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5, right now is the Mike Matz-trained Union Rags. If the horse wins the $1 million Florida Derby on March 31 at Gulfstream Park, then there is little doubt he will go off as the Kentucky Derby betting favorite.
The 75th running of the $750,000 Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap is on tap this Saturday, March 3 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. "The Big Cap" features horses four-and-up that are willing to race 1 1/4 miles on Santa Anita's main track. The Handicap is the feature event on a day that has three Grade 1 Stakes races on its card. It should be a fun day culminating with a very competitive race for older horses in which there are no less than six graded stakes winners.
Three year old fillies will be featured in this Saturday's 30th running of the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes from beautiful Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. $250,000 is on the line for horses willing to go one mile on Santa Anita's main track. The Las Virgenes is just one of three Grade 1 stakes races on Saturday's packed Santa Anita schedule and acts as a major prep race for the Kentucky Oaks in May.
The 53rd running of the Grade 1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile comes our way from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California during an incredibly packed card this Saturday March 3rd. Horses four-and-up will be chasing a $300,000 purse over the distance of one mile on Santa Anita's Turf track.
The 68th running of the Fountain of Youth Stakes takes place this Sunday, February 26th from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A very strong field of eight Three Year Olds will be chasing the $400,000 purse and also some "race cred" ahead of the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 31st and the Triple Crown that starts in May. The eight entries will go 1 1/8 miles on Gulfstream's main dirt track.
The Grade 2 Mac Diarmida Stakes comes our way this Sunday, February 26th from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The race is open to horses Four-Years-Old and Upward who are willing to go 1 3/8 miles on Gulfstream's Turf track. A field of 10 have been assembled for the 10th race on Gulfstream's exciting Sunday Card. Post time is 4:45 PM ET.
The Grade 2 Davona Dale Stakes comes our way this Saturday, February 25th from beautiful Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A field of nine Fillies, Three years old, will take to Gulfstream's main dirt track and race 1 1/16 miles for the $250,000 purse.
The Grade 2 San Carlos Stakes is on tap for this Saturday, February 25th from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. $200,000 is on the line for Four-Year-Olds and Upward on Santa Anita's main dirt track. A small but impressive field of six will go seven furlongs in hopes of bringing home the title of San Carlos victor.
The 71st running of the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes takes place Sunday, February 19th from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A small field of six quality Three Year Olds will be chasing a purse of $150,000 over seven furlongs on Santa Anita's Main track. The San Vicente is not just another Grade 2 Stakes race - it is an important prep for April's $750,000 Santa Anita Derby and more importantly the $2 million Kentucky Derby.