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Three Year Old Fillies On The Grass Highlight Saturday Racing

After two straight weeks of Breeders Cup prep races, the action slows down a bit but we still have a pair of very good races for three year old fillies on turf, led by the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II … Continue reading

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Saturday Full of BC Preps

Today is a great day of racing with Breeders Cup prep races at both Belmont and Keeneland that we’ll look at here (also today, Santa Anita has the Santa Anita Sprint Championship featuring Roy H, Giant Expectations, and American Anthem). … Continue reading

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The Travers (G1)

The Mid-Summer Derby has been run at Saratoga since 1864 and the 2017 version is very deep and contentious. A field of 12 goes postward this afternoon and for the first time since 1982, the Travers features the three different … Continue reading

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Showcase Horse – Grand Jete Can Upset Beverly D

Arlington has an outstanding card today that includes the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes and the Arlington Million, but we’re most interested in the Beverly D, which goes as Race 10. The favorite is likely #4 Dona Bruja (7-2), who has been very … Continue reading

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Haskell Day

Let’s look at some spots on the Haskell Day card at Monmouth Park. Haskell Invitational (Race 12) – While it appears #4 Practical Joke (4-1) is better at one-turn, he is still a solid runner going two-turns and if he is going to … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Spa

The first of seven Saratoga Saturdays is this week and as usual, a great card awaits. Let’s take a look at a few spots. Race 7 (3/up, OC $62k/n2x, 5.5 furlongs, turf) – For a turf sprint, there doesn’t appear to … Continue reading

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Answering Some Weekend Questions

Let’s look back at some of the big races from last weekend, and some of the races we looked at here. This weekend looks a little quiet (though Songbird runs, against an incredibly weak field, in the Delaware Handicap on … Continue reading

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Handicapping the Kentucky Derby

The biggest race of the year is also the biggest handicapping puzzle of the year. This year’s Kentucky Derby is as wide open as a Derby gets, certainly not a surprise after a roller coaster of a prep season. Thus, … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Wood Memorial (G2)

There are three Derby prep races today, the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, the Blue Grass at Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita. Let’s go through the races, and we’ll start here with the Wood Memorial. 1 – Glenrichment (15-1) … Continue reading

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