onward and upward from Belmont Day

Belmont Stakes day got off to a good start for Curlin babies, with Connect posting an authoritative allowance win.  Connect, of course, proved that was no fluke this past Friday when he returned to win the Curlin Stakes. Two others who raced on Belmont day did not fare quite as well.  Curalina (Whatdreamsrmadeof, by Graeme... Continue Reading →

Picks and Ponderings: weekend stakes racing

Saturday's card at Saratoga has four graded stakes races.  The card contains a pair of Grade II stakes races for three-year-olds: the Jim Dandy for two-turn types, and the Amsterdam for sprinters.  I preview both of those.  Of course, those aren't the only stakes races at Saratoga this Saturday.  The card also features the Grade... Continue Reading →

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