West Point Thoroughbreds has them surrounded this weekend with 18 horses set for racing action through Monday, including 10 in stakes races.
Northern Invader and Ohana Honor kick things off Friday afternoon as a tandem in the Gio Ponti Stakes for 3-year-olds at the Belmont at the Big A meet at Aqueduct.
On Saturday, Parnac will go for a Graded stakes double in the Waya Stakes at the Big A, while on the West Coast trainer John Sadler will send out 2-year-olds Slider (Speakeasy Stakes) and Indispensable (Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes) in Breeders’ Cup preps at Santa Anita.
The turf brigade will be out on Sunday as Independenceavenue takes on the Grade 3 Matron Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at the Big A, Depiction steps up in the Grade 2 Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland with a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” on the line, Atomic Blonde faces an international, high-class cast in the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine, and Soho tackles the Grade 3 Surfer Girl at Santa Anita for John Sadler as an audition for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1).
On the holiday card at Santa Anita on Monday, Sadler has Unbridled Mary poised for the Swingtime Stakes for fillies and mares at a mile on the turf.