06/26/2014 12:52PM

Weekend Warrior: Picks for the Firecracker, Iowa Oaks, and Royal Heroine


There are some very important stakes on both coasts Saturday, although not all of the big races will necessarily be good betting races. Game On Dude will be odds-on in the Grade 1, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, a race he won the last two years when it was called the Hollywood Gold Cup. The Gold Cup is supported by three other graded stakes on the last Saturday of the Santa Anita spring meet: the Grade 1, $300,000 Triple Bend, the Grade 2, $200,000 Royal Heroine, and the Grade 3, $100,000 Senorita.