The 2012 Grade 1 Donn Handicap (Saturday|Race 10|Gulfstream) has attracted a deeply contentious field of 11 contenders. Notable recent winners include Quality Road in 2010, Invasor in 2007 and Saint Liam in 2005. This year’s winner could become a top contender for the world’s richest race; the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 31. [...]
Soaring Empire (Empire Maker x Flying Passage by AP Indy) is back to defend his title in the Hal’s Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park where he owns a strong 5 2-2-0 record. The Cam Gambolati trainee hasn’t raced since winning a tough overnight stakes at Monmouth Park on July 31. He has fired well off [...]
By Paul Mazur The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile is one of the newer, perhaps less glamorous events on the Breeders’ Cup program. This year’s renewal received a huge boost when Preakness winner Shacklefordjoined the list of possible starters. He was the runner-up in the G1 Florida Derby before annexing the middle Jewel of the Triple [...]
The Metropolitan Handicap is a fixture of the racing scene dating back to the 1890’s. This one-turn one mile race is known as the “stallion” maker, as its Grade 1 status and one-turn mile distance are major plusses to American breeders. This year’s group of 11 runners has four horses that can put that major [...]
Ryan Patterson takes a look at the Metropolitan Mile. His top pick is Tizway. Watch the video to find out more!