December 3, 2021

153rd Belmont Stakes field and ML

June 1, 2021 0

After a troubled fourth as the Kentucky Derby favorite, Essential Quality has been established as the 2-1 morning line choice for Saturday’s 153rd running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The once-beaten colt will face seven challengers in the final jewel of the Triple Crown. […]

Get to know the 2021 Belmont Stakes contenders

May 17, 2021 0

After skipping the Kentucky Derby (G1), Rombauer exploded from off the pace to win the Preakness S. (G1) going away at odds of 11.80-1. Now he’s expected to bid for divisional leadership in the June 5 Belmont S. (G1), where several Derby alumni and a few new shooters are likely to pose fresh challenges. […]

Promise Keeper prevails as favorite in Peter Pan

May 8, 2021 0

Inheriting the favorite’s role in Saturday’s $194,000 Peter Pan S. (G3) following the scratch of the Preakness (G1)-bound Risk Taking, Promise Keeper did his part by repelling a bid from Nova Rags in deep stretch […]

Risk Taking opens up decisively in Withers

February 6, 2021 0

Risk Taking took a big step forward after adding blinkers in mid-December and did it again on Saturday when entering the Kentucky Derby (G1) picture following a 3 3/4-length decision in the $250,000 Withers S. […]

Five points to ponder: 2021 Withers, Sam F. Davis

February 5, 2021 0

Trainer Todd Pletcher is double-handed in both of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) scoring races, the $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct and the $250,000 Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs. A record six-time […]