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,...|
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Saratoga is synonymous with promising two-year-olds, so it’s apt that the historic meet wastes no time in featuring the emerging youngsters. Friday’s co-feature, the $150,000 Schuylerville (G3), begins the Spa series for juvenile fillies that continues with the August 12 Adirondack (G2) and...|
by DICK POWELL Del Mar opened on Wednesday and Saratoga opens on Friday. California usually races four days a week but Del Mar increases it to five and Saratoga is the last track in America to race six days a week so there are full menus to choose from. You don’t have to watch and wager on both...|
It’s that time of the season when it seems there is no relief for division stakes and the stars, co-stars and string-alongs keep pushing their ways through high-powered fields and high-purse events. Elims for the Adios Pace at the Meadows highlight the glamour boys’ agendas this weekend and those...|
With three weeks until the first Saturday in August, some colts and fillies will be making their final preparations for the Hambletonian in their respective splits of the Arthur Tompkins Memorial. The $49,870 filly dash of the Arthur Tompkins Memorial serves as a rematch between lone “Oaks”-...|
Several favorites look vulnerable in the Pick 5 tonight (Wednesday, July 19) at Mountaineer, including morning line choices of 4-to-5, even money, and 9-to-5, but one favorite I will lean on is #7 Divine Connection--5-to-2 on the race 7 morning line. Divine Connection sticks with $5,000 claimers...|
Navigating the initial card of the 36-day summer meeting at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is like a 10-race choose your own adventure about an international espionage plot. I.e., Who do you trust? Unfortunately for me as a multi-race player, my strongest opinion is in race 6, which is a part of...|
Del Mar opens Wednesday with a contentious 10-race program and the Late Pick 4 (races 7-10) concludes with a one-mile claiming event that lacks front-running types. I will take a stand in the finale with inside speed. #2 Anxious Times has fallen down the class ladder over the past 24 months but...|