06/29/2016 12:02PM

2-year-olds get shot at stakes money


Two Thoroughbred stakes are on tap this weekend. On Saturday, 2-year-old fillies meet in the $50,000-added Juan Gonzalez Memorial. Sunday’s feature is the $100,000 Everett Nevin Stakes for 2-year-old California-breds. Both races are at 5 1/2 furlongs.

Two Arabian stakes also will be run Saturday: the $48,000-estimated Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup and the $41,000-estimated H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship.

Doug O’Neill is sending two runners up from Southern California for the Everett Nevin: Green With Eddie, who earned a 72 Beyer Speed Figure in winning his only start, and Milton Freewater, purchased at the Barrett's May 2-year-old sale after winning with a 65 Beyer in his debut.

Two fillies, Recoiling from the Billy Morey barn and Southern California invader Lemonaideen, are nominated for both the Nevin and the Juan Gonzalez Memorial.