This feature provides a capsule look at three horses who are heating up on the Triple Crown trail and three horses whose chances for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve are not quite as strong as they were a week or two ago.
Saturday’s card at Santa Anita Park includes the $300,000, Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes. Some of California’s top 3-year-olds will square off in the final local prep race for the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby on April 3.
Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The poll will run weekly through June 5. Find out the latest 2021 top 3-year-old rankings below.
Tom Pedulla presents five takeaways from this weekend’s racing, which featured the $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park and the $750,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday and superstar
Midway on the final turn of the $300,000, Grade 2 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, trainer Shug McGaughey's nerves were as jumpy as the legion of fans who had bet Greatest Honour down to even-money favoritism Feb. 27.