Monthly Archives: August 2016

Saratoga August 27, 2016 – Travers Day

Happy Travers Day! It’s a fabulous day and a fabulous card, complete with six Grade 1 races headlined by the $1.25 million Travers Stakes. The fun isn’t done after the big race either, as the Grade 2 Ballston Spa features … Continue reading

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Saratoga Friday, August 26

Happy Travers Eve! There is a packed 11-race card on tap today, though four have been washed off the turf due to overnight rain. Despite that, there remains plenty of opportunity on this stellar NY-bred showcase day. Let’s dig right … Continue reading

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Saratoga August 25, 2016

Picks for Thursday, August 25, omitting the first race over hurdles Best Bet: #5 Flash Trading, Race 8 Value Play: #7 Excluded, Race 7 (12-1 ML)   Race Two: 2-7-4-3 2 – Trappe 7 – Mr Curiosity 4 – Zababa … Continue reading

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Saratoga August 22, 2016

Best Bet: #4 Awesome Gent, Race 6 Value Play: #5 Vision Perfect, Race 7 (12-1 Morning Line)   Race 1: Maiden Special Weight, Fillies and Mares State-bred 3YO & Up, 5 1/2 Furlongs (Mellon Turf) #1 Wake Up Smiling adds … Continue reading

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Saratoga August 15, 2016

A new week at the Spa hopefully includes a return to sunny skies and solid track conditions. The weekend was marred by torrid temps and tempestuous storms which led to the cancellation of the second half of Saturday’s card, including … Continue reading

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Saratoga August 8, 2016

Best Bet: #2 Syndergaard, Race 6 Value Play: #8 Basic Hero, Race 4 (10-1 Morning Line)   Race 1: Claiming, 3 YO & up, 1 1/8 Miles (Dirt) #6 Aripeka owns back class over turf to succeed here. Consistent Beyer-wise, … Continue reading

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Saratoga August 6, 2016

Happy Whitney day! It’s sure to be a great slate of racing with a full 11-race card headlined by the return of Frosted in the $1.25 Million Whitney Invitational. And perhaps one of those debuting in the multiple Maiden Special … Continue reading

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