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Arrogate a Welcome Surprise to Top Breeders’ Cup Classic Contenders List

August 28, 2016 |

Arrogate a Welcome Surprise to Top Breeders’ Cup Classic Contenders List by Reinier Macatangay: After watching Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate devastate the Travers Stakes (GI) field by 13 lengths at Saratoga Race Course, it is hard not to wonder how good this 3-year-old colt can become, or if horses not named California Chrome or Frosted will even get […]

Is Flintshire a Single in the Sword Dancer?

August 26, 2016 |

Is Flintshire a Single in the Sword Dancer? by Reinier Macatangay: Six brave horses are lined up to face world-class turf runner Flintshire in the $1 million Sword Dancer Stakes (GI) at 1 1/2 miles on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, and at first glance people might wonder why. Why face another defeat at the hands of […]

Star Hill Offers Value in King’s Bishop Stakes

August 25, 2016 |

Star Hill Offers Value in King’s Bishop Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Calumet Farm’s Star Hill lost supporters after five straight losses since his promising maiden win at Gulfstream Park, but there is room to forgive those races. If his 20-1 morning line odds stick, there is enough reason to think about using him in the $500,000 King’s […]

American Freedom Can Turn Tables on Exaggerator in Travers Stakes

August 24, 2016 |

American Freedom Can Turn Tables on Exaggerator in Travers Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert returns to Saratoga this year with two entrants for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday, and each of them holds a legitimate chance to win. From an experience standpoint, American Freedom is the one to watch because of […]

Catch a Glimpse, Time and Motion Rematch in Lake Placid Stakes

August 20, 2016 |

Catch a Glimpse, Time and Motion Rematch in Lake Placid Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Perhaps overshadowed by Songbird and other great horses is the 3-year-old filly Catch a Glimpse, who has built an eight-race winning streak on turf dating back to August last year. The turf win machine looks on track to pick up her ninth straight […]

California Chrome Draws Rail in Pacific Classic

August 17, 2016 |

California Chrome Draws Rail in Pacific Classic by Reinier Macatangay: Popular notion says great horses overcome any kind of trouble, but the saying is not always true. California Chrome, as talented as the 5-year-old horse is, has had problems overcoming a boxed rail position for much of his career, and will need to avoid it while starting […]

Can Songbird Enter HOTY Discussion with Alabama Stakes?

August 16, 2016 |

Can Songbird Enter HOTY Discussion with Alabama Stakes? by Reinier Macatangay: Fox Hill Farm’s Songbird continues her rampage of the 3-year-old filly division on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, when she competes in the 1 1/4-mile Alabama Stakes (GI). The other fillies entered likely do not matter from a handicapping standpoint, although it is horse racing and […]

Ziconic Eligible to Move Up in Turf Debut at Del Mar

August 12, 2016 |

Ziconic Eligible to Move Up in Turf Debut at Del Mar by Reinier Macatangay: Ah, turf racing. Inexperienced American bettors might have problems with turf, because the importance of speed figures lessens in favor of overall class and trips, yet some people do not approach these races with a different mindset. To survive turf handicapping, it requires […]

Can The Pizza Man Reverse Form in Arlington Million?

August 11, 2016 |

Can The Pizza Man Reverse Form in Arlington Million? by Reinier Macatangay: Racehorses capable of stirring emotion in fans are important to the sport, and last year, Midwest Thoroughbreds’ The Pizza Man was one of those horses who grabbed headlines and created discussion. Everyone just seemed happy whenever he won, and his only off-the-board finish […]

Sea Calisi Stars in Tough Beverly D. Stakes

August 10, 2016 |

Sea Calisi Stars in Tough Beverly D. Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Racing’s spotlight shines on Arlington Park this Saturday, as the track hosts a couple of Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” turf stakes races, including the $700,000 Beverly D. Stakes (GI) for fillies and mares at the 1 3/16-mile distance. The morning line oddsmaker made Sea […]