San Felipe Stakes Showdown

In the last four years, a victory in the San Felipe Stakes (G2) has resulted in a win or third place finish in the Triple Crown races. California Chrome steamrolled through the ’14 San Felipe on his way through a six-win race streak.  The pretty gray Creative Cause...

2016 Robert B. Lewis Stakes – Gotta Have Mor Spirit!

The Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) has been through a few name changes over the years since its origin in 1935 as the Santa Catalina Handicap. Renamed in honor of one of California’s greatest horse owners, the race has showcased aspiring colts and fillies looking to take...

2016 Holy Bull Stakes – Mohaymen Puts Perfect Record on the Line

A small, select field of six colts are set to contest the first of three Florida prep races for this year’s Triple Crown Trail in Saturday’s Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Since 2000, only two colts who have hit the board in the Holy Bull did the same in the...

2016 Withers Stakes – Will Flexibility make it 2 for 2?

The 2016 Withers Stakes (G3) is the second of four Kentucky Derby prep races that are contested in New York. The Withers Stakes hasn’t produced a Triple Crown contender since Bernardini won the Preakness in 2006. Early February is when the less precocious runners...

Baffert on his Toews in the Los Alamitos Futurity

Since the closing of Hollywood Park, the California tracks have been juggling track dates and stakes races. The Los Alamitos Futurity a/k/a Cashcall Futurity a/k/a Hollywood Futurity is the last Grade One race of the year held for two year old colts. Since the race’s...