The Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay Stakes comes our way this Saturday, May 26th from Belmont Park. $200,000 is on the line for fillies and mares three yards old and upward as they race 1 3/8 miles on Belmont's inner turf track.
The Grade 2 American Handicap comes our way this Saturday, May 26th from Betfair Hollywood Park. $150,000 is on the line for horses three years old and upward willing to race one mile on Hollywood Park's turf track.
The stage is set for what could be a historic race in three weeks at Belmont Park in the Belmont Stakes. I'll have Another has a chance to do what hasn't been done since 1978 and has only been done 11 times is history - win the Triple Crown. In the afternoon on June 9th in New York, I'll Have Another has a chance to join the likes of Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed in infamy!
First of all - what a race! Second of all - is it conceivable that anyone can slow down I'll Have Another? The Preakness, like the Kentucky Derby, came down to a two horse race and like the Derby the slight underdog overtook the favorite en route to his second win in a row toward the Triple Crown.
The Grade 2 Hendrie Stakes is on tap for this Saturday, May 19th from Woodbine Racetrack. Fillies and mares four years old and upward are featured in this 6 1/2 furlong race as the entries vie for their share of the $150,000 purse on Woodbine's Polytrack surface.
The Grade 2 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (formerly known as the Milady Handicap) comes our way from Betfair Hollywood Park this Saturday, May 19th. Fillies three years old and upward will be racing 1 1/16 miles on Hollywood Park's all-weather track in search of their share of the $150,000 purse.
The Grade 3 Railbird Stakes comes our way this Saturday May 19th from Betfair Hollywood Park. Fillies three years old will go seven furlongs on Hollywood Park's all-weather track in search of their share of the $100,000 purse.
The Grade 2 Dixie Stakes is on tap for Pimlico this Saturday, May 19th - site of the Preakness Stakes that is to be run later that day. Horses three years old and upward will be after their share of the $300,000 purse when they go 1 1/8 miles on Pimlico's turf track.
The 137th running of the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes comes our way this Saturday May 19th from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Three year olds will chase the second jewel in the Triple Crown over 1 3/16 miles on Pimlico's main track. $1 million is on the line for the entries as well as the prestige of winning one of horse racing's biggest prizes.
The one-time Grade 1 Pimlico Special Stakes returns this Friday May 18th to Pimlico after a brief three year hiatus. Now a Grade 3 event, horses three years old and upward will go 1 3/16 miles in search of their share of the 300,000 purse.