This is a season of change in horse racing, and we’re not just talking about the weather. Handicappers will certainly notice that change is in the air on several racing circuits around the country as many high-profile race meets come to an end just as new ones are getting started. Here is what’s happening in horse racing with Thanksgiving over and calendars ready to flip to December.
Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets at Aqueduct is typically one of the last Grade 1 races of the year for older horses. The Cigar Mile is the featured race on a four-stakes card at the Big A on the final weekend of the track’s fall meet.
Welcome to 2023 Kentucky Derby Prospect Snapshots, where we’ll take a look each week at a recent winner on the Triple Crown trail, usually from the Road to the Kentucky Derby schedule from which the racehorses earn points toward qualifying.
The 1 ¼-mile Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve will be held May 6, 2023, at Churchill Downs.