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.
7/11/2020 5 BEL The BEL Derby Invitational (GI) $1.000.000 3yo 1 1/4m Inner Turf 122lbs Big purses are on-tap at BEL this… Read More ›
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.
The United Nations Stakes – Grade I MTH Race #12 1 3/8m Turf Graded StakePurse $300.000 For Three Year Olds And Upward. If we just looked at this race for what we know of HRP then we would be looking for… Read More ›
The Phipps Stakes – GI [BC] 6/6/20 BEL Race 7 1 1/16M – Dirt Purse $700.000 Four Year Olds and Up Fillies and Mares 1st Cannolo, trained by Mb Stables A rather big upset as this filly showed her class… Read More ›
The Just A Game – Grade I1 Mile Turf Stake Purse $500.000 Filly & Mare 4 Year Olds And Up. 1st La Terrifiant Our Athletes Velazquez J R It was great to see this great filly get back to winning… Read More ›
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.
Since the leadup to the KYO, I have been talking about Odd Trek as a filly who’s best days would come during the summer months. Turns out, she is getting a head start on that with a powerful performance on Saturday in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes.