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August 22nd, 2019

Spot Plays for 2019 Travers Day at Saratoga

Spot Plays for Saratoga’s Travers Day card will begin in the 5TH Race on Saturday. Where else are you going to get three straight Grade […]

August 22nd, 2019

How to Bet the 2019 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga

Seven fillies and mares will travel seven-eighths on the Saratoga main surface in Saturday’s $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (G1). The field is led by Grade 1 […]

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August 22nd, 2019

Grand Circuit Rolls Into Canada; Filly And Mare Trotters Battle For Berths; Frosh-Fillies Chasing Cash; Gimpanzee Returns!

  The Grand Circuit goes north, offering elims and stakes on a busy Aug. 24, while Yonkers sets up for next week’s soph classics, the […]

Harness Racing's Breeders Crown Countdown
August 21st, 2019

Soph Colts Highlighted; Speedy Subjects Line Up At Meadows For Lucrative Sires-Stakes Battles; Yonkers Offers One Of Two Messenger Elims To Bet

  Welcome to the 2019 Breeders Crown Countdown (BCC), the exclusive blog that coordinates with our weekly preview harness blog at and the Hambletonian […]

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August 20th, 2019

Dick Powell’s Australian Pick of the Week for August 21

Race 2 at Hawkesbury (Australia A) on Wednesday night is a maiden for three-year-olds going five furlongs. Please note that all horses in the Southern […]

August 20th, 2019

Ellis Park Spot Plays for Friday, August 23

Race 4 – #4 ISLAND LOVE (9-2) By City Zip out of the stakes-placed Empire Maker mare Bahama Bound, this Victoria Oliver debuter has turf […]

August 20th, 2019

Arlington Trip Notes and Horses to Watch (August 15-18)

The following are trip notes for horses who had tough trips the week of August 15-18 at Arlington, and/or who figure to improve in their […]

August 20th, 2019

Prince Earl, back from layoff, enters Breeders’ Cup Mile picture

Old Bones Racing Stable and Todd Marshall’s Prince Earl returned from a layoff exceeding eight months to capture the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (G2) on […]

August 19th, 2019

Tacitus and company can make the most of a Travers lacking star power

The disappointing racing season in the three-year-old division will continue this weekend at Saratoga with the meet’s signature race, the Travers Stakes (G1), drawing a […]

August 19th, 2019

Saratoga Scouting Report: Kentucky horses for August 21-23

With Churchill Downs coming off perhaps their strongest spring meet in history, the horses based in Kentucky should perform even better than they have in […]