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August 24th, 2019

Scully’s Travers Day Handicapping Blog

My betting strategy for the 150th running of the Travers Stakes involves two horses. Tacitus is the most likely winner on paper, a horse who […]

August 23rd, 2019

Dick Powell’s Top Picks for the 2019 Travers Stakes at Saratoga

The $1.25 million Travers Stakes (G1) will be run for the 150th time on Saturday at historic Saratoga Race Course. Amazingly, it will be run […]

August 23rd, 2019

Saratoga Scouting Report: Kentucky Horses & Travers Day Stakes Selections for Saturday, August 24

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 […]

August 23rd, 2019

Exacta Bet of the Day for Saturday, August 24 at Saratoga

Exacta Box of the day for Saratoga This Saturday at Saratoga is the biggest day of the biggest race meet of the summer season – […]

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 […]

July 25th, 2019

How to Bet the Jim Dandy Stakes

The Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga is a Grade 2, $600,000 prize for three-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles that has often been an enigma for […]

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 […]

June 8th, 2019

Scully’s Spot Plays on Belmont Stakes Day

The $1.5 million Belmont Stakes highlights a dynamite 13-race card that includes 10 stakes. Here are four horses I will be betting on the program: […]

June 6th, 2019

Tapit bids for history and other 2019 Belmont pedigree fun facts

One week after Galileo was celebrated for siring a record-equaling fourth Epsom Derby (G1) victor, Tapit seeks to tie the Belmont S. (G1) record with […]

June 5th, 2019

Fresh horses have an edge in the 2019 Belmont Stakes

by Noel Michaels Notwithstanding the victory in 2018 of Triple Crown winner Justify, the Belmont Stakes (G1) is truly one of the great unheralded graveyards […]

June 4th, 2019

Tacitus installed as 9-5 favorite, draws post 10 in 2019 Belmont Stakes

The field for the 151st Belmont Stakes was drawn Tuesday evening and Grade 1 hero Tacitus has been installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite from […]

Belmont Park Triple Crown winners scenic 2015
June 2nd, 2019

Belmont Stakes 2019 News & Notes

While the winner of the Kentucky Derby (G1) is not expected to take part in the third jewel of the Triple Crown, the 151st running […]