Archive for January 2020

2020 Pegasus World Cup Turf Preview and Saturday Gulfstream Selections

Saturday, Gulfstream Park features its flagship race day: Pegasus World Cup Day.  The race card features seven stakes races, including a pair of seven-figure Grade 1 races, showcasing many of the older horse divisions before the Derby trail takes center stage. Here at Picks and Ponderings, I will preview the second running of the Pegasus... Read more »

2020 Lecomte Stakes and Silverbulletday Stakes Preview

This week the Derby and Oaks trails wind through New Orleans.  For the Oaks-bound, Saturday’s card features the $150,000 Silverbulletday stakes at a mile and seventy yards on dirt. One race later, Louisiana’s spur of the Derby trail begins with the Lecomte Stakes (G3), a $200,000 race which has been extended to a mile and... Read more »