Saratoga – July 29, 2017

Happy Saturday! Today’s 11-race card is highlighted by the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, the local prep for the Travers and this year a rematch between Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness champion Cloud Computing.

We will also be treated to the Grade 2 Amsterdam, the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt, and the Grade 2 Bowling Green. Without further ado, let’s dive right in:

Best Bet: #3 Kirby’s Penny, Race 3

Value Play of the Day: #10 Benefactor, Race 2 (12-1) Continue reading

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Saratoga – July 22, 2017

It’s the first Saturday card at Saratoga, and the premier day of the week is highlighted by a pair of Graded Stakes, including some potential future Derby runners in the Grade 3 Sanford and an appearance from Lady Eli in the Grade 1 Diana. Best of luck.

Best Bet: #5 Untamed Domain, Race 3

Value Play of the Day: #8 Halloween Horror, Race 2 (15-1 ML) Continue reading

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Saratoga Opening Day – July 21, 2017

“Ask Red Smith for the directions to Saratoga and here’s what he would say: `The way to Saratoga is easy. From New York City, you drive north on the Thruway for 150 miles, take a left at Exit 14 onto Union Avenue, and go back about 100 years.'” – William Nack, Ruffian: A Racetrack Romance

Opening day at the Spa is finally upon us, and though the actual directions to 267 Union Avenue may differ a bit, those making the pilgrimage to racing’s crown jewel will certainly be transported back in time over the next six weeks. Continue reading

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NYRA Issues Controversial Cancellation Of Saturday Card

A week after 57,729 spectators descended upon Belmont Park for the biggest racing day of the spring/summer meet, NYRA made it through just three races before dropping the curtain on its June 17 racing program. Continue reading

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Belmont Profile: Twisted Tom

When Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire in the final strides of the Preakness, the 13-1 longshot provided trainer Chad Brown with his first career victory on the Triple Crown trail. Brown will attempt another improbable upset when he sends out Twisted Tom (20-1 morning line) in the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday evening. Continue reading

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Belmont – June 10, 2017

Happy Belmont Stakes Day! The final leg of the Triple Crown will be contested later this evening over Belmont Park’s 1 1/2 Mile oval, and although neither the Kentucky Derby nor Preakness winners will be in attendance, the race has shaped up to be highly competitive. Continue reading

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Belmont – June 9, 2017

On Belmont-eve, we are treated to an 11-race card rife with exciting betting opportunities, including five stakes races and an all-graded stakes late pick four. Without further ado, let’s dive right in. Continue reading

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