Grade I

Chances Taken Enjoys The Soft BEL Oaks Turf

A virtual Tropical Storm moved through the area overnight, and that left the turf course at BEL as soft for the running of this years BEL Oaks. That raised new questions as to who the ones to shine would be on this soaked surface and there were not many in this field who had ever raced on an off track.

BEL Oaks Looks Like a Real Thriller

The starting gate is full as this very important Grade 1 event, the BEL Oaks, is set to take place on Saturday. It is a race that allows three year olds to race among themselves, and will likely be talked about quite often when we discuss the BC Fillies and Mares Turf four months from now.

So Profound is So Good in The Metropolitan Handicap

The Metropolitan Handicap was seen as a wide open race, as the post time favorite, Splash Mountain, would still have odds of approximately 6/1. He would have the best resume heading into the race, but the weight handicap that he had to endure would be an issue, and had many shy away from him as well.