It's been unseasonably hot in Chicago of late and the hope for Saturday's closing day program at Arlington is that it feels that way, too, from a betting perspective. Arlington has put together a top-notch card of 12 races, mostly on turf, with big fields. There are MANDATORY PAYOUTS Saturday on...|
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by Scott Shapiro Parx Racing will be the center of attention on Saturday afternoon as the venue located just outside of Philadelphia has a loaded card that includes two $1 million races. The Cotillion (G1) for three-year-old fillies and the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) for the boys make up half of a...|
By Scott Shapiro (@ScottShap34) Saturday marks the pinnacle of the Parx Racing calendar as they present a loaded 13-race card headlined by the track’s premiere event, the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1). The nine-furlong race over the main track came up strong led by Travers Stakes (G1) winner...|
By Dick Powell Here is a simple question: What is a dead heat? According the Cambridge English Dictionary, it is “a race in which two or more competitors finish at exactly the same time: The two horses finished in a dead heat.” But that still doesn’t answer the question. How do we know two (...|
Features aplenty this extended week of harness action. The first feature goes on Thursday, as the sport’s focus is upon glamour-boys and the Great American Pace, the Little Brown Jug, along with its trot version, the Old Oaken Bucket. From there we head to the Midwest for a huge night at...|
Trainer Mark Casse was blessed to train the great Tepin, who won Champion Turf Female honors in both 2015 and 2016, and Canadian turf champ Catch a Glimpse as well. And the conditioner boasts yet another turf performer who is destined to be a champion this season. The comprehensive triumph by...|
With Clayton Kershaw serving as the ace of a talented pitching staff, the Los Angeles Dodgers appear poised to make a deep run this fall. But before the playoffs get underway, the Thoroughbred namesake of the star pitcher will make his career debut at Los Alamitos on Friday. A $135,000 2-year-old...|
West Coast stretched his win streak to four recording a 3 ¼-length victory in the August 24 Travers (G1), netting a whopping 112 BRIS Speed rating for the wire-to-wire decision, but his status for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) remains uncertain. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert already...|