El Camino Real Derby

By Dennis Miller I have never thought much of the El Camino Real Derby as a prep for the Kentucky Derby in recent years. The horses generally entered in the race don’t make a big impact on the year on the national level. But this year’s version of the race at Golden Gate Fields on…

The American Oaks

12/31/2016 Santa Anita Park-Race 8 American Oaks-$300,000 Grade I Post Time: 4:00 PM PST 1 & ¼ Miles on Turf for 3 Year-Old Fillies Analysis by Michael Patricks A baker’s dozen of entrants will compete in the 15th running of the American Oaks on Saturday and it’s an event that’s shaping up as quite contentious…

The Discovery Handicap

Aqueduct 11/12/2016 Race 8-$150,000 Post Time: 12:47 PM PST The Discovery Handicap   Analysis by Michael Patricks After the titans of racing clashed last weekend at Santa Anita Park in the various Grade I Breeders’ Cup Races, racing’s graded stakes landscape is reduced to a trio of Grade III events nationwide, including two from Aqueduct…

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Santa Anita Park 11/5/2016 Race 8-$2,000,000 Post Time: 2:43 PM PST Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Analysis by Michael Patricks Day two of the Breeders Cup from Santa Anita Park features nine consecutive Grade I races, highlighted by the presence of California Chrome in the 33rd running of the $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic. With nine races up…

Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Santa Anita Park 11/4/16 1 & 1/8 Miles on Dirt, $2,000,000 Post Time: 4:35 PM PST Breeders’ Cup Distaff Analysis by Michael Patricks The biggest weekend in horse racing is finally upon us with the thirty-third edition of the Breeders’ Cup set to take place on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th.  Four races…

Bold Ruler Handicap

Belmont Park 10/29/16 Grade III 3-year-olds and Up; 7 Furlongs Dirt Post Time: 2:08 PM PST Bold Ruler Handicap Analysis by Michael Patricks Just eight fateful days remain until the beginning of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be run on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th. Thirteen Breeders’ Cup races will be run…

The California Distaff Handicap

Santa Anita Park 10/15/2016 Race # 3 Post Time: 1:30 PM PST 4th running of The California Distaff Handicap Analysis by Michael Patricks With only three weeks to go until the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park, there is a bit of a lull in the Stakes action from around the country.  Since most Breeders’…