OTB Race Previews
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One of the oldest graded stakes races on American soil writes another chapter on Saturday when the 60th running of the Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes takes place at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A strong field of seven Fillies and Mares Four Years Old and Upward will take to Santa Anita's main track and cover a distance of 1 1/16 miles in pursuit of the $200,000 purse.
The 36th running of the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship is on the card this Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. $150,000 is on the line for horses Four-Years Old and Upwards on Gulfstream's main dirt tack. The Sprint Championship is the day's feature event and is raced over seven furlongs. A strong field of eight will run in race 10 with a post time of 4:45 PM ET.
Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California is the scene for the 60th running of the Grade 2 San Marcos Stakes Saturday, February 11th, 2012. $150,000 is on the line for horses Four-Years-Old and Older. The race will be contested on Santa Anita's Turf track and will cover a distance of 1 1/4 miles. A strong field of eight is confirmed for the San Marcos, which is the 9th race on Santa Anita's Saturday schedule. Post time is 4:30 PM PST.
Gulfstream Park in sunny Hallandale Beach, Florida is the scene of a stacked racing card this Saturday, February 11th. The marquee event is the Grade 1 Donn Handicap Stakes which features horses Four Years Old and older. A $500,000 purse is up for grabs for a terrific field of 11 that will race 1 1/8 miles on Gulfstream's dirt track.
The 29th running of the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap comes our way this Saturday from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. 11 horses Four Years Old and Upward will race 1 1/8 miles on Gulfstream's Turf track in search of a share of the $300,000 purse.
The Grade 2 Hutcheson Stakes takes place on Saturday, February 11th on a packed day of horse betting action at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A very competitive field of six three-year-olds will race seven furlongs for the $150,000 purse. The Hutcheson Stakes is the 8th race on the program with a Post Time of 3:49 PM ET.
Tampa Bay Downs hosts two graded stakes races on Saturday February 4th, 2012. The $150,000 Grade 3 Endeavour Stakes comes our way as the 10th race on Tampa Bay's packed Saturday card. The race is open to Fillies and Mares four years old and up and covers 1 1/16 miles in Tampa Bay Downs's Turf track. Post time is 4:40 PM EST.
The 32nd running of the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes comes our way as part of a stacked card at Tampa Bay Downs this Saturday, February 4th. A purse of $250,000 is on the line for three year olds looking to ramp up for potential Triple Crown entries later on this year. The race will be contested over 1 1/16 miles on Tampa Bay's main dirt track and is the 11th race on the Saturday schedule with a post time of 5:10PM EST.
The 74th running of the Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes takes place this weekend - Sunday, February 5th at beautiful Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The race is open to four-year-olds and up and covers 1 1/8 miles on Santa Anita's main track. $200,000 is up for grabs in the seventh race on Santa Anita's Sunday schedule. Post time is set for 2:00 PM PST.
Kentucky Derby hopeful Alpha is the even money favorite in horse betting for Saturday's $200,000 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct. The son of Bernardini needs to improve his graded earnings to ensure a spot in the Kentucky Derby on May 5 -- and the Withers is the first step.
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