Just when you thought this time of the harness stakes season couldn’t become more jazzed, along comes a new huge event to commingle with the attractions on tap. Of all places, Plainridge Racecourse hosts the first Spirit of Massachusetts Trot and some of the best older trotters get a whiff of...|
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The two eliminations for the 2017 renewal of the Hambletonian Oaks are set for the Saturday, July 29 program at the Meadowlands, with two sets of glamour-boy trots on the undercard featuring potential starters for the $1.5-million Hambletonian. Ariana G, who has demonstrated her superiority...|
by Dick Powell There’s an old horse racing saying about “They all get beat.” While that is not always true, it certainly did not seem like it would apply to ARROGATE (Unbridled’s Song) in Saturday’s San Diego Handicap (G2) at Del Mar. Sent off at 1-20 odds in a five-horse field, at no point in...|
One was making her graded debut; the other sought a third straight Grade 1. One drew off to win by nine lengths; the other barely scored a head victory. The fillies in question – Dream It Is and Abel Tasman – are both now riding a three-race win streak after capturing their latest starts on...|
by SCOTT SHAPIRO The racing week at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club commences Wednesday afternoon with a Pick 6 carryover of $96,599.72 in addition to the jackpot for a single ticket of $89,338.58. The sequence starts in Race 3 with an open $32,000 claimer run at one mile over the lawn and...|
By DICK POWELL The first four days of Saratoga are in the books and some interesting things happened that bear watching. This year, there was clay and sand added to the main track in an effort to get all three main tracks at NYRA as similar as they can. The first noticeable factor was how slow...|
The second jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown is Tuesday, July 25, at Fort Erie Racetrack, and I have a strong opinion that the favorite is worth a win bet at 6-to-5 or better. I have made a fair odds line for the 7-horse field and based on the morning line, anticipate #5 Tiz A Slam and #1 Spirit...|
Besides the improbability of getting qualified under the current Road to the Kentucky Derby Series points system, on its face it seems extremely far-fetched that America's most revered race could ever be won by a horse making its second lifetime start. A similar feeling wasn't all that widespread...|