It is true that Del Mar is one of the most beautiful and revered tracks in North America. This week it will take center stage with a huge Saturday. On that day will be two Grade 1 races with the Horse betting odds. Not to be outdone is another Bucket List tracks. Saratoga will offer Grade 1 action on both Saturday and Sunday. Consider as an illustration why these two tracks are among the most respected in the sport. Owing to full schedules at all of the top tracks is a phenomenal weekend anticipated.
Del Mar- Del Mar, California – Saturday and Sunday
Saturday is a massive day for Del Mar with 11 races and five features. Correlate two of those races being Grade 1 events. First is the $250,000 Del Mar Oaks. While the TVG Pacific Classic is worth $500,000. And then Sunday will have 10 races on the card. To show, the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile is the feature.
First in the Del Mar jockey standings is Flavien Prat with over $1.6 million in winnings. Prat has 117 starts vs. the Horse Betting Odds with 27 wins, 29 second, and 15 third-place finishes.
Second at Del Mar among jockeys is Abel Cedillo with over $1.2 million in earnings. Cedillo has 150 starts with, 19 wins, 22 second, and 28 third-place finishes.
Next comes Umberto Rispoli with over $1.2 million in earnings. Rispoli has 111 starts with, 28 wins, 14 second, and 15 third-place finishes.
Saratoga – Saratoga Springs, New York – Saturday and Sunday
Saturday brings 11 races on the Saratoga card. Namely, the $400,000 Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap is the marquee event. Sunday is another 11-race event. Accordingly, the $500,000 Grade 1 Diana Stakes gets top billing.
To be exact Irad Ortiz Jr. leads the Saratoga jockey standings with over $3.1 million in earnings. Ortiz has 183 starts with, 39 wins, 34 second, and 24 third-place finishes.
Following in second is Jose L. Ortiz with over $2.5 million in earnings. Ortiz has 166 starts with, 38 wins, 31 seconds, and 20 third-place finishes.
Namely, Joel Rosario is third at Saratoga with over $2.2 million in winnings. Rosario has 152 starts with, 30 wins, 25 second, and 26 third-place finishes.
Monmouth Park – Oceanport, New Jersey – Saturday and Sunday
For Saturday there are 10 races scheduled at Monmouth. To be exact the $200,000 Grade 3 Philip H. Iselin Stakes is the feature. Sunday will bring 10 more races to Monmouth. Likewise, the $75,000 Get Serious Stakes is the main event.
Woodbine – Rexdale, Ontario – Saturday, and Sunday
Saturday features 11 races on the Woodbine card. Most important of all is the $100,000 Eternal Search Stakes. Sunday has 10 more races scheduled for Woodbine. The Catch A Glimpse Stakes and Soaring Free Stakes headline the card. In sum, both races are worth $100,000.
Gulfstream Park – Hallandale, Florida – Saturday and Sunday
10 races are on the Gulfstream offshore betting scheduled both Saturday and Sunday.
Laurel Park – Laurel, Maryland – Saturday
Laurel Park will bring 10 races to the Saturday schedule.
Delaware Park – Wilmington, Delaware – Saturday
In comparison, there are 10 races on the Saturday Delaware slate.
Prairie Meadows – Altoona, Iowa – Saturday and Sunday
Nine races are on Saturday and Sunday Prairie Meadows card.
Arlington Park – Arlington Heights, Illinois – Saturday
There are eight races on the Saturday card at Arlington Park.