The Bob Baffert trained Arrogate went from making his stakes debut in the Travers (G1) on Saturday at Saratoga to becoming one of the leaders in the three-year-old division in the matter of two minutes. Actually it was 1:59.36, the fastest Travers time in the history of the race that goes back nearly 150 years. […]
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State breds take center stage on Friday at Saratoga with New York Showcase Day, six stakes with over $1 million up for grabs on the 11-race card. The stakes action kicks off with the $200,000 Funny CIde, the opening race on the card. A field of five juveniles will go 6 ½ furlongs including two […]
The Charles Appleby trained Tryster is the 7-2 morning line favorite in a field of 13 for the 34th running of the Arlington Million (G1), one of four graded stakes on the International Festival of Racing card at Arlington Park on Saturday. William Buick is in to ride Tryster, who was fifth in the Prince […]
Trainer Chad Brown has finished second in the trainer standings to Todd Pletcher in each of the past five years at Saratoga, but this could finally be the summer he gets on top after winning seven races over the past two days and opening up a five race lead in the trainer standings. Brown won […]
The marquee event of the summer meeting at Saratoga is the $1.25 million Travers (G1), but there will be plenty of other stars in action on Saturday including the much anticipated return of the undefeated Lady Eli in the $200,000 Ballston Spa (G2). The Ballston Spa is one of four Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and […]
She has been perfect so far, eight starts on turf and eight wins, and Catch a Glimpse will be at it again on Sunday at Saratoga, the 8-5 morning line favorite for the $300,000 Lake Placid (G2) at 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf. The Mark Casse trainee debuted in the slop at the […]
Wednesday’s feature at Saratoga is the $100,000 Bolton Landing featuring a field of nine juvenile fillies that will go 5 ½ furlongs on the turf course. The meet’s leading trainer Chad Brown will send out the 2-1 morning line favorite Big City Dreamin, who lands in the barn after previously being trained by Wesley Ward. […]
A competitive field of 10 fillies and mares will line up in Monday’s feature at Saratoga, the $100,000 Saratoga Dew at nine furlongs on the main track. After the second half of Saturday’s card was wiped out and Sunday’s card was contested in the mud and the turf races were shifted to the main track, […]
A field of 10 will line up at Saratoga on Saturday in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap, which will be run for the 32nd time this afternoon and as a Grade 1 race this year. Formerly named the Daryl’s Joy Handicap, the race is named in honor of the hard knocking Fourstardave, who won a race […]
The Bob Baffert trained Cupid is the 3-1 morning line favorite and looks vulnerable facing 10 foes in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2) at Mountaineer Park on Saturday. The colt missed the Triple Crown races after fading to 10th in the Arkansas Derby (G1) and did not look much better with a disappointing fifth […]
On Monday, the NFL concluded its investigation into allegations that former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning used HGH while recovering from four neck surgeries in 2011. The league cleared the future Hall of Famer of any wrong doing, bringing an end to a strange saga that began in December. Despite Manning being cleared by the […]
California Chrome won the showdown convincingly over his rivals Beholder and Dortmund in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar and his future betting price for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on Nov. 5 has dropped once again. Bet Online has the 2014 Kentucky Derby winner at 3-2 in future odds […]
It is being billed as a battle of the sexes between the top ranked older male and female, California Chrome taking on Beholder in the $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday. The race is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” race for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), […]
Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) champ Wavell Avenue will be in action at Saratoga on Wednesday, the 4-5 morning line favorite for the $100,000 Shine Again. The Shine Again is restricted to fillies and mares that have not won a graded stake in 2016, and Wavell Avenue ran fourth in the […]
California Chrome remains the early betting favorite in 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds in the latest odds released by Bet Online, currently at +250. The 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner is perfect in three starts this year, winning the Dubai World Cup (G1) on March 26 in his last outing. The […]
A field of 13 three-year-old fillies will line up on Saturday at Belmont Park in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) with the winner earning an automatic starting spot and fees paid for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) at Santa Anita in November. The Belmont Oaks is one of six graded […]
With the upcoming St Leger horse racing meeting now just a matter of weeks away, the news that previous favourite Harzand will not be making an appearance at Doncaster has come as a disappointment to many. Trainer Dermot Weld is believed to favour October’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, for a horse that has […]
Postponed was a very short priced favourite to come out victorious in one of Europe’s biggest races on Saturday July 23rd but owing to an unfortunate dirty scope, the Roger Varian trained five-year-old gelding had to be scratched from his big mid-season target. For US racing fans, this could be a blessing in disguise because […]
There is no Triple Crown hanging in the balance like in the past two seasons, but Belmont Stakes Day will still be one of the best wagering days of the year, with 13 races on the card, 10 stakes, with six Grade 1 races on tap. The highlight of course is the $1.5 million Belmont […]
There will be no Triple Crown winner this year after Exaggerator and a hot early pace extinguished Nyquist’s bid in the Preakness Stakes (G1). Under jockey Mario Gutierrez, the previously undefeated Nyquist broke alertly but they found themselves in a bitter early pace duel with Uncle Lino, going 22.38 and then 46.56 for the first […]
Despite coming off a year where we saw the first Triple Crown in nearly four decades, both handle and television ratings for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday were down. Wait, what? American Pharoah’s historic run through last year’s Triple Crown was supposed to give the horse racing industry a boost right? […]