Expert Eye came into the race after winning the Grade 3 Bold Venture at WO, and there would be plenty of reasons to like him in the Crosby because of it. However, he had not been consistent lately, so if you were not convinced that he would follow that up well, that was a legitimate concern, too.
The field may not be large, but that does not mean there isn’t anything to race for on Sunday in the Grade 1 Hirsch Stakes. Points for the BC Distaff are on the line, as well as the $300.000 purse, and the trainers entered have to like their chances seeing only a field of six.
Points for the BC Sprint are up for grabs on Saturday in the 18th running of the Crosby Stakes. It will bring together veteran sprinters that have been successful at what they do and a handful of three year olds who, dare we say, failed in their quest to win a TC race, and think they can make a shorter distance their Plan B.
7/31/2021 9 SAR The Vanderbilt Hcp (GI) $350.000 3yo&Up 6f Dirt Hcp Weights When it comes to sprinting on the east coast, they don’t get much bigger than the Vanderbilt (GI) and we get a nice group… Read More ›
The field was strong for the 18th running of The CCA Oaks was quite strong. One would expect it to be, but this race had a special level of excitement to it with so many TC runners taking part in it. This makes what was essentially a two length win for Naples all the more impressive.
The CCA Oaks will run for the 18th time on Saturday, but I will venture to say that this will be the first time in its history that nearly half of the field ran in at least one of the Triple Crown races.
History was made in The Diana on Saturday. La Terrifiant, the race winner on yielding turf, would become the highest female earner in the history of the game, surpassing Darling Harbour for that distinction.
The United Nations Stakes – Grade I1 3/8 Mile Turf Stake Purse $500.000 Open 3 Year Olds And Up. 1st Anoush Command Fractious Davis D There were a few things about this race that surprised me but… Read More ›
77/17/21 11 MTH The Haskell (GI) [BC] $1,000.000 3yo 1 1/8m Dirt 123lbs If Mb Stables is Superman (and he may be), then Aer Stables must mine kryptonite for a living. New track, new… Read More ›