Churchill Downs (Photo by Jamey Price/Getty Images)

Monzo: Weekend Stakes Races At Churchill Downs And Monmouth Park

The Triple Crown season has come and gone, with three separate winners in all three seasons. But the summer of races is only starting, and we have plenty of graded races to break down throughout the summer.


Jockey Mike Smith (left) comes up the stretch riding Drosselmeyer as he battles for the lead on his way to the Belmont win as First Dude, ridden by Ramon Dominguez (red helmet) finished third at the running of the 142nd Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 5, 2010 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

First Dude Looking For Breakthrough Win In Travers

First Dude has done just about everything in really big races except finish first. Perhaps Saturday’s $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course will be First Dude’s breakthrough race.