SHELBYVILLE, Ind. -- Fans looking at Indiana Grand's big card on Saturday night will have noticed two all-stakes Pick 4s on offer: the one "wit" or "wit out" the Indiana Derby (G3), as our friends in Philly might say. The one ending in the Indiana Derby is dubbed the "Royal Pick 4," but I'm...|
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Not really, but #4 Finniston Farm (7-1) does loom as a fascinating value play in Saturday’s Superlative S. (G2) on the final day of Newmarket’s July Festival. Carded as the 5TH race (with an 11 a.m. EDT post time), the seven-furlong test for juveniles features a prohibitive favorite from the Aidan...|
by Scott Shapiro The final weekend of racing before Saratoga and Del Mar kick in to high gear next week is upon us. Most of the top barns and horses are preparing for the spotlight of the summer meets, but there are still opportunities to pad the bankroll before next week. Click here to find...|
by Scott Shapiro It is Indiana Derby Day at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino on Saturday and that means a solid 10-race card filled with quality stakes action and solid opportunities for horseplayers all evening long. Click here to find Scott Shapiro’s full card Daily Selections for Indiana...|
by DICK POWELL The sensational SONGBIRD (Medaglia d’Oro) takes on five opponents in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) this Saturday at Delaware Park. Assigned 124 pounds under the handicap conditions, she has to concede as much as 13 to 9 pounds to her rivals so it is one of the true “handicap”...|
This weekend’s big feature may bring back some storied memories as we predict another upset in the Meadowlands Pace on July 15. It’s a big night of stakes and stars, pacers and trotters, colts, fillies, mares and horses. Again this weekend we offer our Freshmen Frolic section, where we...|
Less than a month out from the August classic, the most significant prep events on the Hambletonian Trail are set to go on the under-card of the Meadowlands Pace Saturday, July 15 at the Meadowlands when the glamour boys compete in two divisions of the $320,500 Stanley Dancer Memorial and the...|
For a track only about a 2 1/2-hour drive from central Kentucky, Indiana Grand (nee Downs, which has held Thoroughbred racing since 2003) has unfortunately been stuck on the backburner for a long time as a place to take in a day of races. Truth be told, I have been to the track once. I'm guessing...|