Quick Graded Stakes Picks for September 16, 2017

On an exciting day of graded stakes throughout North America, here are a few quick handicapping thoughts on some of the best races… Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs Hollywood Star and Ten City are deserving favorites based off their performances … Continued

Will Denman’s Call Upset the Metropolitan Handicap?

Denman’s Call winning the Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita – © Benoit Photo Although the 2017 edition of the $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park hasn’t drawn as deep a field as a few … Continued

The Kittens Look Tough in the Man o’ War Stakes

The May 13th race card at Belmont Park is an excellent one highlighted by a quartet of graded stakes races, including the $400,000 Man o’ War Stakes (gr. I), which looks like an intrigued race to handicap. The scratches of Highland … Continued

Breeders’ Cup Workouts Report: 10-24-16

Coglianese Photos The morning of October 24th was a busy one at Belmont Park, where the inner turf course was filled with major stakes winners getting in workouts before they head to California for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. … Continued

Keen Ice, Curalina Headline Pletcher Workouts at Belmont

Photo by Coglianese Photos/Courtney Heeney NYRA Press Release: Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice is under serious consideration for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 5 at Santa Anita, said trainer Todd Pletcher following a six-furlong breeze over the training track … Continued

Shaman Ghost Works, Effinex Picks Up New Rider for Breeders’ Cup

Shaman Ghost winning the Brooklyn Invitational (gr. II) at Belmont Park – Coglianese Photos/Nikki Sherman NYRA Press Release: Stronach Stables’ Shaman Ghost wrapped up his local preparations for the Breeders’ Cup Classic at trainer Jimmy Jerkens’ Belmont Park base Thursday morning. … Continued

Frosted Will Breeze on Wednesday; Breeders’ Cup Decision to Follow

Coglianese Photos NYRA Press Release: Godolphin Racing’s Frosted is scheduled to breeze Wednesday at Greentree Training Center as he prepares for the Breeders’ Cup, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said on Sunday morning. He said there has not been a decision made on … Continued

Brown’s Fleet Preps for “Super Saturdays”

Breeders’ Cup Photo © NYRA Press Release: Less than 12 hours after Mrs McDougal and Zindaya finished 1-2 in the Grade 3 Noble Damsel and Connect upset the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, trainer Chad Brown was back supervising his … Continued

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