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August 13th, 2019

Dick Powell’s Australian Pick of the Week for August 14

Race 6 at Sale (Australia A) on Wednesday night is a Class 1 handicap going six furlongs for older horses. Please note that all horses […]

August 9th, 2019

Arlington Park’s Late Pick 4 on Arlington Million Day

The 50-cent Late Pick 4 kicks off in Race 9 at Arlington Park in the Beverly D. Stakes (G1) for fillies and mares going 1 […]

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August 6th, 2019

Dick Powell’s Australian Pick of the Week for August 7

Race 1 at Kempsey (Australia A) on Wednesday night is a benchmark 58 handicap going just over 1 3/16 miles. The track is expected to […]

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July 31st, 2019

Dick Powell’s Australian Pick of the Week for July 31

Race 7 at Hawkesbury (Australia A) on Wednesday night is a class 1 handicap going 5 1/2 furlongs. The track is expected to be “Good […]

July 30th, 2019

Handicapping Insights: Racetracks, not horses, often set the records

There’s an old racetrack saying about how “horses do not set track records; racetracks set track records.” Back in 1973, three track records were set […]

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 […]

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July 24th, 2019

Dick Powell’s Australia Pick of the Week for July 24

Race 8 at Echuca (Australia A) on Wednesday night is a benchmark 64 handicap going a mile for two-year-olds and upwards. The track is expected […]

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 12th, 2019

Saratoga Spot Plays for Saturday, July 13

The expected thunderstorms for Thursday turned out to be worse, with heavy rain hitting Saratoga for at least three hours. The track turned muddy and […]

July 10th, 2019

Spot Plays for 2019 Saratoga Opening Day

Saratoga kicks off another glorious season of racing on Thursday with two graded races and six races scheduled for the turf. If the weather holds, […]