KENTUCKY DERBY – Medina Spirit
PREAKNESS STAKES – Rombauer
BELMONT STAKES – Essential Quality
The Bob Baffert-trained Arabian Knight was plenty impressive in winning Saturday’s Southwest Stakes but did not early any Kentucky Derby points.
Arabian Knight, a flashy Keeneland debut winner in November, will try to take a step towards bigger prizes in today’s G3 Southwest Stakes.
- Simplification (6-1)
- Creative Minister (10-1)
- Fenwick (50-1)
- Secret Oath (9-2)
- Early Voting (7-2)
- Happy Jack (30-1)
- Armagnac (12-1)
- Epicenter (6-5)
- Skippylongstocking (20-1)
In the third and most recent Kentucky Derby future pool, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Forte was the leader among individual horses with odds of 7-1.
The Preakness “Art of Racing” contest will return this year, as 1/ST Racing, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Park Heights team up.
The second Kentucky Derby futures pool closed with “All others” the 4-5 favorite and Breeders’ Cup juvenile winner Forte the second choice.
The second of six Kentucky Derby futures pools kicks off this coming Thursday and runs through Sunday with 38 individual horses plus the field.
Off to the Races returns to the airwaves June 18 with an exciting show featuring interviews with Jill Byrne and Alan Foreman.
Never far back, Mo Donegal surged to the lead with a furlong to go and went on to win the Belmont Stakes, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third Belmont.
We asked our ‘cappers, analysts and writers for their Belmont Stakes picks and picks for several other Grade 1 races.
A pair of Maryland-breds are featured in Grade 1 stakes on the undercard of the final jewel of the Triple Crown, the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes.
Off to the Races returns to the airwaves June 11 with an exciting show featuring interviews with Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte and trainer Graham Motion.