Tag: Saratoga Derby Invitational

Saratoga's 40-day 2021 meet features 76 stakes races. The upstate New York track runs Wednesday-Sunday most weeks during the summer. (Image: NYRA)

Saratoga Adds Two Grade 1s to Stakes-Loaded 2021 Meet

The tradition-rich Saratoga Race Course meet just picked up two more tradition-rich races for its 40-day summer meet, which the New York Racing Association announced Friday. The $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup and the $600,000 Flower Bowl move from Belmont Park to the Spa, where they will anchor Saratoga’s […]

North Dakota's upset victory in the Red Smith Handicap came in a Grade 3 race. The Red Smith was one of three races promoted to Grade 2 status for 2021. (Image: Coglianese Photo)

American Graded Stakes Committee Shuffles the Deck for 2021

One of the most underrated, but awaited, horseracing activities took place over the weekend when the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association revealed its listing of US Graded and Listed Stakes Races for 2021. This annual event came with a twist this year, courtesy of […]