Arrogate, California Chrome, Frosted Among Awesome Again Nominees

© Benoit Photo Three of the most exciting horses in training–Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Arrogate, Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner California Chrome, and Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) winner Frosted–are among the nominees for the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita on October … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About the Pace of the Kentucky Derby

Coady Photography When handicapping the Kentucky Derby, it’s always fun to check out unusual statistics and tidbits in regard to the race. For example, almost everyone knows that Secretariat ran the fastest Derby in history (1:59.40 seconds in 1973), just as almost everyone knows that … Continued

Hoppertunity Aims for 2016 Dubai World Cup

Hoppertunity (left) finishing second in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland – Keeneland Photo The talented Hoppertunity, who won the 2014 Clark Handicap (gr. I), has his sights set on a start in the 2016 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) … Continued

Keeler Johnson’s Graded Stakes Preview–May 16, 2015

A great Saturday of racing awaits tomorrow afternoon! Most of the focus will be on Pimlico, where the $1.5 million Xpressbet Preakness Stakes (gr. I) is the highlight of the day, but there is also an intriguing sprint race for … Continued

American Pharoah Draws the Rail in Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner American Pharoah has drawn position one in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I), which will be held at Pimlico Racecourse on May 16th. The Bob Baffert-trained son of Pioneerof the Nile will be ridden once again by … Continued

Eight Horses Entered in 2015 Preakness

A modest-sized field of eight has been entered in the May 16th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico, including Kentucky Derby (gr. I) 1-2-3 finishers American Pharoah, Firing Line, and Dortmund. A surprise addition to the Preakness field was Mr. Z, … Continued