Extending the recently increased wagering handle for the Horse Racing odds are two elite tracks. Churchill Downs and Santa Anita Park command world-class horses, jockeys, and trainers. In particular these two tracks will set themselves apart with top tier stakes races. Churchill Downs will offer five stakes races with two more at Santa Anita Park. It follows that betting activity on horse racing will explode over the weekend. In sum a total of five North American tracks will offer full cards for Saturday and Sunday. Let’s take a look at a phenomenal weekend lineup.
Tampa Bay – Oldsmar, Florida – Saturday
Saturday will feature a total of nine races on the Tampa Bay card.
Starting with three dominant jockeys is the Tampa Bay lineup impressive. Samy Camacho, Antonio A. Gallardo, and Daniel Centeno have each compiled over $1.4 million in earnings. Each has a win percentage of no less than 21% with top-three finish rates of 52% or better.
Churchill Downs – Louisville, Kentucky – Saturday and Sunday
Specifically, Saturday is going to be the first big day of the current Churchill Downs meet. There will be a total of 11 races on the offshore betting card including five stakes races. Stakes race action begins in the seventh with the $100,000 Shawnee Stakes. Following in the eighth race is the $100,000 Tepin Stakes. Race nine is the $100,000 Blame Stakes. Next in the tenth is Saturday’s $150,000 feature race, the Matt Winn Stakes. In conclusion, is the $100,000 War Chant Stakes in the 11th Saturday race. Sunday will feature nine more races at Churchill Downs.
So far at Churchill Downs John R. Velazquez leads all jockeys with over $142,000 in earnings. He has posted three wins in nine starts. Jose L. Ortiz is right behind with over $112,000 in winnings. Also, Ortiz has 16 starts with two wins, two seconds, and four thirds.
Santa Anita Park – Arcadia, California – Saturday, and Sunday
Speaking of stakes races Santa Anita Park features two on its nine-race card for Saturday. The $100,000 Daytona Stakes is Saturday’s fifth race. Extending the excitement is the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes in the eighth race. Sunday will feature a total of 10 races on the card.
Namely Flavien Prat, Abel Cedillo, and Joel Rosario have been top jockeys with the Horse Racing Odds. All three have compiled over $2.3 million in winnings at Santa Anita. Prat has the most wins at 55 in 219 starts. Additionally, Prat and Rosario have top win percentages of 25%.
Gulfstream Park – Hallandale, Florida – Saturday and Sunday
Overall Gulfstream Park will feature 11 races on Saturday with 10 more on Sunday.
First in the jockey standings at Gulfstream Park is Luis Saez. He has a total of over $1.2 million in earnings. Saez has 233 starts, with 49 wins, 38 seconds, and 32 thirds. His win percentage is 21% with a top-three finish rate of 51%.
Remington Park – Oklahoma City – Saturday and Sunday
To be exact there will be 11 races on the Remington Park card for both Saturday and Sunday.
The account of dominant jockey James A. Flores is Remington Park worth a hard look. Flores has earned over $1.377 million in total at the current meet. In 238 starts he has 58 wins, 32 seconds, and 29 thirds. Flores has a win percentage of 25% with a top-three finish rate of 50%.