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
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
“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
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
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
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
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