by SCOTT SHAPIRO Wednesday marks one of my favorite days on the calendar: Opening Day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, and hopes are high as we embark on another journey “Where the Turf Meets the Surf.” For opening day handicapping reports, CLICK HERE. The ten-race card begins at 5 p.m. EDT...|
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Opening Friday, July 21 and concluding on Monday, September 4, the 2017 Saratoga meet continues the prestigeous tradition of quality racing at the Spa. As one of racing's most prized meets and anticipated events on the calendar, the botique racing presents lucrative betting opportunities with...|
Starting Wednesday, July 19 and concluding on Monday, September 4, the Del Mar Turf Club summer meet holds a wealth of racing and wagering action. With only a few years under it's belt since switching back to dirt, and with the Breeders' Cup coming in the fall, there are many reasons to keep a...|
I'm hoping that relative back class and fondness for Del Mar will play a role in the ultimate success of my two main plays on Wednesday's opening day program at the San Diego-area course. Race 6: Among the candidates in this second-level allowance for fillies and mares is Frenzified (#6, 9-2), who...|
While Wednesday’s Oceanside will produce contenders for Del Mar’s graded turf stakes for three-year-olds, the La Jolla H. (G3) and Del Mar Derby (G2), the 5TH race on opening day puts the spotlight on Del Mar Debutante (G1) hopefuls. The five-furlong sprint maiden (scheduled for 7:10 p.m. EDT)...|
Racing fans won’t have long to wait for fireworks at Saratoga’s 149th season: Lady Eli and Antonoe are expected to clash for the first time in Saturday’s $500,000 Diana (G1). If Friday’s curtain raiser can’t equal that star power, its pair of $150,000 graded stakes compensate with well-matched...|
by SCOTT SHAPIRO On Wednesday afternoon the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club opens the gates for another exciting summer in San Diego County. For Del Mar handicapping reports, CLICK HERE. The highly anticipated meeting runs through Labor Day when things conclude with a trio of stakes races led by the...|
Our Freshman Frolic section was once again productive with three double-digit winners snatched from nine special two-year-old events around the ovals (see recap below for all frosh results). Chalk was clouding the rest of the July 15 features with only a few exceptions. In the Meadowlands Pace...|