Category: Turfway Park

2019 Jeff Ruby Steaks and Bourbonette Oaks Preview

This week, Picks and Ponderings turns its eyes toward Florence, y’all.  Turfway’s card on Saturday features a pair of three-year-old points races, the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) (previously the Spiral Stakes) for open company and the $100,000 Bourbonette Oaks (G3) for fillies.  Both races offer 20-8-4-2 points to its top four finishers, good for the Kentucky Derby... Read more »

2018 Jeff Ruby Steaks and Bourbonette Oaks Preview

This week, Picks and Ponderings goes back to Turfway — albeit only virtually, this time.  Turfway’s card on Saturday features a pair of three-year-old points races, the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) (previously the Spiral Stakes) for open company and the $100,000 Bourbonette Oaks (G3) for fillies.  Both races offer 20-8-4-2 points to its top four... Read more »

2018 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Preview

Picks and Ponderings has kept a close eye trained on the three-year-old points races, but there are none this week.  Far be it from us to go on hiatus, though: especially since we’re hitting the road this weekend!  We’re off to Florence, Kentucky, making our maiden voyage to Turfway Park, so follow along with @picksponderings for... Read more »
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2016 Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks Preview

This weekend, the roads to the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks lead through Florida and Kentucky. In a separate piece, Paul Mazur tackles the pair of prep races at Gulfstream.  Mohaymen and Nyquist will have their long-awaited showdown in the Florida Derby (GI), while Off the Tracks and Gomo headline the Gulfstream Park Oaks... Read more »

2015 Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks Preview

This week, the roads to both the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks visit a pair of tracks that typically fly a bit farther under the radar.  Saturday, Turfway Park hosts the final synthetic-track points races leading up to the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks: the Spiral Stakes (GIII) and the Bourbonette Oaks (GIII). ... Read more »

2014 Prairie Bayou Stakes Preview

With the stakes season at Hawthorne over for the winter, Paul headed west to check in on some promising juveniles running in the Los Alamitos Futurity (GI).  I head southeast to Turfway Park, which drew a full field of three-and-up types ready to go eight and a half furlongs on the polytrack for their share... Read more »
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