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August 8th, 2019

2019 Secretariat international scouting reports: Never No More and Van Beethoven

With its distance trimmed to a flat mile, the character of the Secretariat (G1) has changed, but Aidan O’Brien ensured that the Arlington Million Day […]

August 7th, 2019

2019 Beverly D. international scouting reports: Magic Wand, Fleeting, Awesometank

Aidan O’Brien, still in search of his first win in the Beverly D. (G1), could be double-handed as he tries to halt the Chad Brown […]

Arlington Million Trophy and Flag at Arlington Park
August 6th, 2019

2019 Arlington Million international scouting reports: Magic Wand, Hunting Horn, Intellogent, Pivoine

Four European shippers are entered in the Arlington Million (G1)   Four European shippers are entered in Saturday’s 37th running of the Arlington Million (G1) […]

August 5th, 2019

McKinzie surges to top of Breeders’ Cup Classic division

Watson, Weitman and Pegram’s McKinzie moved to the fore in early stretch and powered home a convincing 1 3/4-length winner of the $980,000 Whitney S. […]

July 26th, 2019

Powell’s Handicapping Insights: It’s Hot All Over

Horse racing is an outdoor, entertainment business. Like the Saratoga County Fair, located a few mile away from Saratoga Race Course, its success often comes […]

July 23rd, 2019

Maximum Security returns to form as compelling Travers awaits

With Saturday’s victory in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1), Maximum Security showed who’s boss in the three-year-old division. He rebounded smartly from a second […]

July 20th, 2019

Marylou Whitney: The driving force behind Saratoga

There’s an old joke and it goes like this: A horseplayer from New York City gets up early every August morning, catches a bus and […]

July 20th, 2019

Scully’s Saturday Spot Plays

Here are some horses of interest today at Monmouth Park and Del Mar: Monmouth Park 9th Race, Wolf Hill: Regal Image (#1) (8-1 m/l) has […]

July 16th, 2019

Classic a better fit for Elate than Distaff

Elate loves a 1 ¼-mile distance and has never been better than she was in the July 13 Delaware Handicap (G2). Fifth entering the far […]

July 9th, 2019

Opening day price plays at Saratoga

Saratoga opens Thursday with a 10-race program and I’ve tabbed three candidates to outperform their double-digit morning line odds. Race 4 – Bemma’s Boy (12-1 […]