Horse Racing This Weekend Five Featured Races
This weekend holds many great horse races across the nation. Our top five horse races to watch include the Frizette Stakes, the Champagne Stakes, the Shadwell Turf Mile, the Santa Anita Sprint Championship, and the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes. All five of these races are featured in “horse racing news of the weekend” for several reasons but mostly because they are official “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races or because they will award the winners with points towards the 2015 Kentucky Derby and the 2015 Kentucky Oaks.
Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, October 4, 2014, has a post time 3:25 PM ET and will award it’s winner with an automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies race at Santa Anita Park on Saturday November 1, 2014. The Frizette will also awards it’s top four finishers points that will enable them to potential have a position in the Kentucky Oaks starting gate at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 1, 2015. The G1 $500,000 Frizette Stakes is for two-year-old fillies going one-mile on the dirt.
Frizette Stakes 2014 Post Positions & Odds
1 Cavorting 5-2 Ortiz, Jr./McLaughlin
2 Wonder Gal 6-1 Velasquez/Gyarmati
3 Ring Knocker 15-1 Lezcano/Albertrani
4 Feathered 7-2 Castellano/Pletcher
5 Cayman Croc 12-1 Lopez/Breen
6 Condo Commando 2-1 Bravo/Rodriguez
7 Winner By the Moon 8-1 Ortiz/Nevin
Picks: Top picks for the Frizette are cavorting and Condo Commando because of the predicted rain and slop.
Champagne Stakes on Saturday, October 4, 2014 is the 8th race of the day at Belmont Park with a 4:29 PM ET post time. The $500,000 G1 one-mile Champagne Stakes for two-year-olds is run on dirt and will award its winner an automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The top four finishers will also receive points on the 2015 Kentucky Derby leader board.
Champagne Stakes Post Positions & Odds
1 El Kabeir 5-2 Ortiz, Jr./Terranova
2 Upstart 7-2 Ortiz/Violette, Jr.
3 I Spent It 6-1 Lezcano/Dutrow
4 Holy Boss 5-1 Santana, Jr./Asmussen
5 The Truth Or Else 10-1 Velasquez/McPeek
6 Winner Daredevil 2-1 Castellano/Pletcher
Lizzy’s Pick: As the official fashion contributor for Lady and The Track, I’m going with I Spent It!
Shadwell Turf Mile is all the rage in horse racing news around the world today because of fan-favorite Wise Dan. The Shadwell Turf Mile is part of Keeneland’s Fall Star Series. The $1,000,000 Shadwell Turf Mile will award its winner with an automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup Mile on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Post time for the Shadwell Turf Mile is set for 5:45 PM Et and is the 9th race of the day.
Shadwell Turf Mile 2014 Post Positions & Odds
1. Sayaad 12-1 J.Leparoux/K.P.McLaughlin
2. Optimizer 12-1 A.Garcia/J.Fernandez
3. Grand Arch 12-1 D.Moran/B.Lynch
4. Silver Max 9-2 R.Albarado/D.Romans
5. Kaigun (ON) 10-1 P.Husbands/M.Casse
6. Wise Dan 4-5 J.Velazquez/C.LoPresti
7. Two Notch Road 50-1 P.Lopez/G.Thompson
8. Seek Again 7-2 J.Rosario/W.Mott
Kari’s Play: Wise Dan is the one to beat. My play is a $1 pick 3 starting Race #7: 1,5,8/6,10/6,8 for $12.00.
Santa Anita Sprint Championship takes place Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Santa Anta Park at 4:30 PM PT. The six-furlong Santa Anita Sprint Championship for three-year-olds and up will award its winner with a $300,000 purse and an automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup Xpressbet Sprint happening on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Santa Anita Sprint Championship 2014 Post Positions & Odds
1. Secret Circle 7-5 M.Garcia/B.Baffert
2. Rich Tapestry 7-2 (IRE) O.Doleuze/C.Chang
3. Goldencents 8-5 R.Bejarano/D.O’Neill
4. Merit Man 8-1 C.Nakatani/R.Hess Jr.
5. Indexical 20-1 M.Gutierrez/B.Cecil
6. Ankeny Hill 8-1 T.Baze/M.Glatt
Kari’s Play: play a $1 pick 3 starting race #6: 1,2,7/2,4,6,7/1 for $12.00
Juddmonte Spinster Stakes takes place at Keeneland on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with a 5:45 PM ET post time. The Juddmonte Spinster Stakes will award it’s winner with a $500,000 purse and an automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Friday October 31, 2014.
Juddmonte Spinster Stakes 2014 Post Positions & Odds
1 Ria Antonia 10-1 Lopez/Amoss
2 Close Hatches 3-5 Rosario/Mott
3 Got Lucky 15-1 Napravnik/Pletcher
4 Shuruq 5-1 Leparoux/Suroor
5 Don’t Tell Sophia 9-2 Rocco, Jr./Sims
6 Molly Morgan 5-1 Lanerie/Romans
Picks: Close Hatches is our top pick but only because Trixie is in love with her. Close Hatches is a talented filly and we’d like to see her win the Breeders’ Cup Distaff but she’s got her work cut out for her with rivals such as Don’t Tell Sophia.