Archive for September 2014

2015 Kentucky Derby: The Road Begins Here

Along with the two year old action from Arlington, the Road to the Kentucky Derby starts at Churchill Downs on Saturday.  The Iroquois Stakes (GIII) is the first race offering Kentucky Derby points, and the Pocahontas Stakes (GII) starts the Oaks calendar for the fillies.  Of course, it is too early to crown any of... Read more »

2014 Arlington Washington Futurity/Lassie Preview

(Note: The out-of-town stakes previews along with Chicago based coverage continues this week with a look at Churchill.) Like last week’s feature, the races this week honor the former venues of Washington Park, first on the south side of Chicago and later in suburban Homewood. That’s where the “Washington” part comes from in the name,... Read more »