On Sunday at Monmouth Park, the featured race is the $300,000 United Nations Stakes. Scheduled to be run at a mile and three-eighths on the turf, the Grade 1 event has drawn a field of ten colts and geldings.
On Sunday at Monmouth Park, the featured race is the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, a key prep race for the Haskell Invitational (G1). The Grade 3 event will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth and has drawn a field of seven three-year-olds.
The preparations are underway for the third jewel of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes (G1). Horses have begun to arrive at Belmont Park for the mile and a half contest which is scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 11.
With a field of nine veteran sprinters set to contest the six furlong John J. Reilly Handicap May 28 at Monmouth Park, the morning line odds may suggest more about the competitive nature of the race than any other handicapping tool.
With the Baltimore forecast calling for 1-2 inches of precipitation Saturday, May 21, the 2016 Preakness plot thickens. Which contenders are likely to be impacted, and how does a saturated Pimlico track affect the handicapping process?
While the colts will compete in the Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday, some of the top three-year-old fillies in the country will square off in Fridays’ featured race at Pimlico – the $250,000 Black Eyed Susan Stakes. The Grade 2 event will be contested at a mile and an eighth on the main track and has drawn a field of fourteen.
Nyquist remained undefeated and was able to silence his critics with an emphatic victory in the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. The bay colt will now head to Pimlico in Maryland in hopes of winning the Preakness Stakes and becoming one step closer to the Triple Crown.