Road to the Roses

Be here as the greatest thoroughbreds in the world battle for their spots in one of North America’s most prestigious racing events—The Kentucky Derby! See live simulcasts of every race leading up to the big day and check here for valuable insights by our own Matt Jukich, as well as a list of all the upcoming races.

Matt’s Blog — Weekend Preview March 3 – 5

Two stops on the East Coast on the Derby trail this weekend, one at Aqueduct and the other at Gulfstream. Both of the races are worth 50-20-10-5 Kentucky points to the first four finishers. Let’s start with head to the shadows near Arkham and have a look at the Gotham.

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Matt’s Blog — Weekend Preview February 24 – 26

Mardi Gras is right around the corner so it only makes sense to swing by the Fair Grounds for a bevy of stakes action. The highlight on the card is the Risen Star, but it is surrounded by a number of other graded stakes with four making up the All Stakes Pick 4. Let’s have a look at that.

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Matt’s Blog — Weekend Preview February 9 – 11

Big day of racing in Florida on Saturday at both Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream Park. Tampa offers the only race with Derby Points, while Gulfstream counters with a Grade 1. Let’s start at Tampa Bay Downs, where the stakes action gets underway in Race 8.

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Matt’s Blog — Weekend Preview February 4

Busy Saturday afternoon for Derby Points at three tracks from around The States. It looks like a pair of very competitive ones, and one not so much, and that one will kick the action off.

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Matt’s Blog — Weekend Preview January 20 – 21

The Road to the Roses is back for 2017, make sure to check back each week here at NorthlandsPark.com for a preview of the upcoming weekend! On Monday, the first Kentucky Derby points race of 2017 was contested at Oaklawn Park. UNCONTESTED was just that as he got to...

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Matt’s Blog — Weekend Preview December 2 – 3

The finals are here! Saturday features a pair of $70k stakes for the three year olds, the Northlands Filly Pace and Western Canada Pacing Derby. Let’s start with the Filly Pace, as it goes as the 6th of the nine race card. Trainer, owner and driver Kelly Hoerdt will...

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Matt’s Blog — Weekend Preview November 25 – 26

The second weekend of Standardbred racing is here, and it brings us the eliminations for both the Northlands Filly Pace and the Western Canada Pacing Derby. Post time on both Friday and Saturday is 6:30pm, with 11 races on Friday and 10 on Saturday.

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