This Saturday’s card at Del Mar features three graded stakes races. I preview all three at Picks and Ponderings.
One is the Grade I Del Mar Oaks, which drew a contentious field of eleven to go a mile and an eighth. The Del Mar Handicap is the one Grade II of the day, but its spoils include something quite valuable — a berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf. The day’s highlight is the Grade I Pacific Classic, featuring the long-awaited battle between Beholder, Dortmund, and California Chrome. The winner — be it one of them, or any of their six rivals — not only gets the lion’s share of a million dollars, but also punches their ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Classic. I preview all three stakes races in writing, and I also do a video preview of the Pacific Classic with Paul Mazur.
Head over to Picks and Ponderings, read (and watch!) our preview of Saturday’s stakes action at Del Mar, and get ready for an excellent day of racing!