With the Grade 1, $500,000 Stephen Foster the centerpiece of a stellar Downs After Dark racing card June 18 at Churchill Downs, the expected field of seven older runners presents an interesting handicapping puzzle.
With the likelihood of a short field for the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap, bettors looking for a solid win bet or to navigate through multi-race exotic wagers with a short sampling, will need to zero in on the mile and an eighth race over the main track.
The field for the 2016 edition of the Preakness Stakes (G1) is still coming together but the undefeated Nyquist could have as many as eleven challengers as he tries to become one step closer to winning the Triple Crown. The Preakness Stake (G1) will be run on Saturday, May 22 at Pimlico Race Course.
On Sunday at Santa Anita, the featured race is the $100,000 Adoration Stakes. Restricted to fillies and mares, the Grade 3 event will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth and has drawn a field of six.