A pair of grass allowances and the Diana (G1) are the focal points for our spot plays on the first Saturday of the Saratoga meet. Trainer Wesley Ward has two intriguing imports in the 7th race, a 5 1/2-furlong N2X allowance/optional claimer. Evacuation (#7, 6-1) was a promising sort in Australia...|
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It’s been about a decade since the historic Sanford (G3) has produced a winner who progressed into a major three-year-old, so here’s hoping that one member of Saturday’s 103rd cast can erase the stat. Free Drop Billy, despite his homespun-sounding name, sports the most fashionable pedigree in the...|
Arrogate will be 1-to-20 odds in the San Diego Handicap on Saturday at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Those odds indicate he should win this race 95.24% of the time. It's an extraordinary statement that might actually shortchange last year's champion three-year-old male and reigning Breeders' Cup...|
The Osunitas Stakes (race 7, 10 p.m. [ET] post time) serves as the featured race at Del Mar Friday evening and Mrs McDougal will make her first start for Richard Mandella in the 1 1/16-mile turf affair. A three-time stakes winner, the 5-year-old mare was last seen posting a two-length triumph in...|
Opening day at Saratoga is finally here, and my approach to the 10-race card in Upstate New York is pretty similar to how I approached the 10-race opening day card at Del Mar on Wednesday: I want to hit the Pick 5; I want to hit the Pick 4s, but my best bet on the day isn't in any of those...|
by SCOTT SHAPIRO On Saturday afternoon Southern California racing fans will be fortunate to see one of the most impressive racehorses -- Arrogate -- I have ever set eyes on. The 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner returns to the races for the first time since a breathtaking last to first...|
The Saratoga Race Course meeting is finally here, and Brisnet.com and TwinSpires.com have teamed to offer bettors great handicapping information absolutely free during the 40 days of live racing. The action begins Friday, July 21, and runs through Labor Day Monday, September 4, with racing...|
Saratoga opens Friday with a 10-race program featuring a pair of graded stakes. The Late Pick 4 sequence starts with a turf allowance (race 7) and I like a horse for the course who is exiting a better-than-it-looks effort at Belmont Park. #6 Red Rifle has run his best races on Saratoga’s turf,...|