Archive for June 2016

2016 New York Stakes Preview and Friday Belmont Park Stakes Selections

Belmont Park has moved to a Big Day Model in recent years, and no weekend is bigger than this weekend.  Saturday’s Belmont Stakes Day card may be the biggest of the year, but Friday’s card garners heavy attention as well.  This year, Friday’s card features six stakes races.  This piece provides in-depth analysis of the... Read more »

GO LADY JAY Keeps Her Foes at Bay in the Purple Violet Stakes

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — If Arlington had a dirt track, GO LADY JAY would have been a clear standout in today’s Purple Violet Stakes.  After all, it was pouring through the first half of the card, and GO LADY JAY has been excellent in the slop.  She won an allowance-optional at Hawthorne over a sloppy track... Read more »

2016 Purple Violet Stakes Preview

The first Illinois-bred stakes of the Arlington season is named for Illinois’s state flower and carries a purse of $50,000-added, a drop of $25,000 (minus added funds) from two years before.  The Purple Violet is for three-year-old fillies bred in Illinois and marks the first state-bred stakes of the season at Arlington.  Past winners of... Read more »