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The Violet Stakes (G3)

Seven older fillies & mares go postward in today’s 11th at Monmouth, the Grade 3 Violet Stakes. The favorite is likely #2 Light Up Our World (5-2), who goes out for Arnaud Delacour. She was a solid fourth last time on the 4th … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Spa

We played Snap Decision in yesterday’s Hall of Fame Stakes and he just moved up on the turn but just didn’t have enough late punch behind the very impressive Bricks & Mortar, who is now a perfect 4-4 for Chad Brown … Continue reading

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Snap Decision Can Surprise in the Hall of Fame

There are several Hall of Famers (Shug McGaughey, Todd Pletcher, Bill Mott, John Velazquez) and future Hall of Famers (Chad Brown) in the Hall of Fame Stakes today at Saratoga (Race 9), and one rider who is not a Hall … 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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Opening Day at Saratoga – The Lake George (G2)

As the legendary Red Smith once said about Saratoga, “From New York City, you drive north on the Thruway for about 175 miles, turn off at Exit 14, take Union Avenue heading west – and go back about 100 years.” … Continue reading

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Taking a Small Shot Against Frostmourne In Kent Stakes

After Frostmourne won the G2 Penn Mile on June 3rd, some thought that a try in the G1 Belmont Derby was in the cards. Trainer Christophe Clement, on the other hand, is taking the more conservative route, sending Frostmourne to … Continue reading

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Robert Dick Memorial – Can Tricky Escape Get the Distance?

  The Grade 3 Robert Dick Memorial is an interesting 11 furlong race today at Delaware Park and the longshot we’re most interested in comes out of two 8.5 furlong races. Here is the Eatontown, run last month at Monmouth … Continue reading

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Belmont Oaks & Other Saturday Spots

Our last post looked at the Belmont Derby and this one will look at a few spots around the outstanding Stars & Stripes Saturday card at Belmont. We’ll start with the Oaks and then go elsewhere on the card. Belmont Oaks – … Continue reading

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