Spring begins and the George Morton Levy and Matchmaker series at Yonkers add another leg to their march toward April. On March 24 and 25th, the horses and mares meet for week two of prelims. The legs for horses are $50,000 each and $40,000 for mares. We start our weekend on Thursday, March 23...|
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Awaiting Wednesday’s post position draws for the Dubai World Cup (G1) and the other Group 1 events, we’re still in homework mode preparing for the handicapping/selections blogs to come later this week. But the field stories over on Brisnet.com, our news channel so to speak, can provide an...|
Tuesday, March 21, Pompano Park's harness program includes of Pick 6 at track-record proportions, with a carry-over in excess of $16,000 going into Race 3. The Pick 6 includes Races 3 through Races 8. What follows are some suggested contenders, in our own TwinSpires harness choice style for...|
How you bet the Pick 5 today at Turf Paradise where there is a $11,485 carryover depends largely on what you make of the first-time starters in the 5th, 6th, and 8th races (the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th legs, respectively). Yes, three of the five races in this sequence are for maidens, and two of those...|
Malagacy remained unbeaten making his first two-turn start in the Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn Park, edging away to a two-length decision, and stamped his Kentucky Derby ticket with the 50-point prize. The lightly-raced colt has done everything right so far, but his 95 BRIS Speed rating won’t get it done...|
Rebel S. (G2): The unbeaten MALAGACY tracked in second to the top of the lane, inched to the lead in early stretch and cruised to a two-length victory in this lucrative race for conditioner Todd Pletcher. Son of Shackleford strode home pretty well until drifting in a bit late, which adds to my...|
We started this week with some personal-features at Monticello on March 16 but the weather closed all of New York racing, no less lots of other establishments. The Nor’easter was a doozy. Then it was Friday, March 17 and the opening of the Matchmaker Pacing Series at Yonkers. Our searches for...|
Having given my thoughts on the Rebel (G2), here are other horses of interest on Saturday's card at Oaklawn: Race 2 - The Lecomte (G3) proved a mess for #8 TOTALITY (8-1). Rank early and running in the mud for the first time, the son of Tapit fell well behind early and stayed there. Stakes-placed...|