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Acacia Courtney: A Rising Name in Racing

August 8, 2016 |

Acacia Courtney: A Rising Name in Racing by Reinier Macatangay– Anyone updated on the on-air racing personalities these days knows the fantastic 23-year-old analyst Acacia Courtney, who currently works for Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) and Gulfstream Park. It is hard for the average fan to miss her, as she also does interview work in the winner’s […]

Frosted Tuned for ‘Big Race’ in Whitney Stakes

August 5, 2016 |

Frosted Tuned for ‘Big Race’ in Whitney Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Godolphin Racing’s Frosted completely dominated the Metropolitan Handicap (GI) on June 11, winning by over 14 lengths and earning a 136 TimeformUS Speed Figure in the process. While he remains a major player tomorrow in the $1,250,000 Whitney Stakes, there are a few factors […]

Harve de Grace Daughter Off the Tracks Headlines Test Stakes

August 4, 2016 |

Harve de Grace Daughter Off the Tracks Headlines Test Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: How many people clicked on this article because they thought Off the Tracks’ dam was Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year? Early in Off the Tracks’ career, the misconception was widespread because of how similar Havre de Grace’s name looks compared […]

American Freedom Can Extend Baffert Success in Haskell Stakes

July 29, 2016 |

American Freedom Can Extend Baffert Success in Haskell Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Trainer Bob Baffert likes certain racetracks and stakes races very much, almost in a similar fashion to how the legendary golfer Tiger Woods always preferred specific golf courses. At Monmouth Park on Sunday, Baffert starts American Freedom in a race he has dominated for most […]

R Sunday Surprise Tries Again on Saturday at Del Mar

July 29, 2016 |

R Sunday Surprise Tries Again on Saturday at Del Mar by Reinier Macatangay: Giving attention to a maiden with one career start feels strange, but in general fans enjoy reading about famous siblings. On Saturday at Del Mar Racetrack, the 2-year-old filly R Sunday Surprise attempts to break her maiden for the second time in Race 6, […]

Mohaymen Runs for Hot McLaughlin in Jim Dandy Stakes

July 29, 2016 |

Mohaymen Runs for Hot McLaughlin in Jim Dandy Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Just try to defeat Kiaran McLaughlin at Saratoga Race Course these days. As of July 25, the one-time D. Wayne Lukas assistant compiled a 6 for 8 record at the meet, meaning he started off winning at a 75-percent rate! For a detailed look at […]

Songbird Faces Unclear Scenario in Coaching Club American Oaks

July 21, 2016 |

Songbird Faces Unclear Scenario in Coaching Club American Oaks by Reinier Macatangay: Short fields are not immune to speed duels, and while the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (GI) on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course only features five 3-year-old fillies, a modest to quick pace is possible. The field will run a distance of 1 1/18 miles, […]

California Chrome, Dortmund Hard to Separate in San Diego Handicap

July 20, 2016 |

California Chrome, Dortmund Hard to Separate in San Diego Handicap by Reinier Macatangay: What a match race on tap this Saturday in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (GII), run at 1 1/16 miles, for older horses at Del Mar Racetrack. California Chrome, the reigning Dubai World Cup (GI) champion, meets Dortmund, a high-class Bob Baffert-trained runner, in […]

More Distance Helps Tin Type Gal in Lake George Stakes

July 19, 2016 |

More Distance Helps Tin Type Gal in Lake George Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Opening day at Saratoga Race Course features the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (GII) for 3-year-old fillies at the distance of 1 1/16 miles on turf. The field looks deep enough, but bettors should pay particular attention to My Meadowview Farm’s Tin Type Gal, winner […]

Star Hill Must Overcome Post 12 in Indiana Derby

July 14, 2016 |

Star Hill Must Overcome Post 12 in Indiana Derby by Reinier Macatangay: All signs point to the June 11 Woody Stephens Stakes (GII) at Belmont Park, which Star Hill finished third in, as a strong race. On Saturday at Indiana Grand Racing, Star Hill will attempt to further prove this theory in the $500,000 Indiana […]