Archive for October 2018

Hawthorne Maiden Notes: 10.6.18, Race 1

Hawthorne’s Saturday opener is a maiden special weight for two-year-old fillies bred in Illinois, going five and a half furlongs on the dirt.  The track was good on Friday, by my eyes closer to the muddy side of good than the fast side, and will likely have even more water in it if the rain... Read more »

2018 Shadwell Turf Mile Preview and Keeneland Weekend Stakes Selections

Opening weekend at Keeneland, with its stakes-laden Fall Stars cards, takes place this weekend. It offers a host of final Breeders’ Cup tune-ups — nine of the ten races are  Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In preps. Both of Friday’s stakes races have Breeders’ Cup berths on the line; the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2)... Read more »