Lady and The Track | July 21, 2018

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Memories Of The Diana And How To Bet It In 2018

July 20, 2018 |

  Historic Race Offers Short But Talented Field By Jonathan Stettin The Diana (G1), as is true of most Saratoga stakes races, has a great history and a stellar list of winners. I have seen several of them live. The great Shuvee won the Diana back-to-back in 1970 and ‘71. I was there for both. It is […]

Five Quick Tips For A More Successful Saratoga

July 20, 2018 |

  The Spa Is Much More Than Just A Racing Destination By Noel Michaels Saratoga is the most important meet of the summer season for horseplayers. The highly anticipated 40-day Saratoga racing season lasts throughout the heart of the summer, running six days a week (every day except Tuesday) from Friday, July 20 until Labor […]

Accelerate Favored To Repeat In San Diego

July 20, 2018 |

  Sadler Trainee Sits Atop The Division Heading Into This Year’s San Diego By Margaret Ransom Nine will go to the gate for Saturday’s $200,000 San Diego Handicap (GII), the traditional prep for the Pacific Classic in a month’s time and a rare event for the older male runner division in that horse are assigned […]

Monomoy Girl On Her Way To Greatness

July 20, 2018 |

  Tapizar Filly Shows Versatility Is Her Super Power by Scott Dick In all sports, greatness is defined in many different ways, often with championships. With the Breeders’ Cup World Championships just a mere three months away, this is the time of year where horse racing’s most talented horses begin to emerge on the road […]

Del Mar Set For 79th Season Of Racing By The Sea

July 18, 2018 |

  Popular Seven-Week Summer Meet Underway Today By Margaret Ransom A 10-race card, led by the traditional opening-day feature — the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes for sophomore turf runners — kicks off the 2018 meet at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Solana Beach, California, on Wednesday. The track, where the turf literally meets the surf, was built […]

Race Of The Week: Delaware Handicap

July 13, 2018 |

Nine Distaffers Set For Delaware Park Centerpiece By Derek Simon Saturday’s Delaware Park card appears to be loaded with value — and I especially like the two graded stakes races. In the eighth race, the Kent Stakes (G3) for three-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles on the grass, 5-UNTAMED DOMAIN has been made the 5-2 morning line favorite, […]

Short, Talent-Stocked Field Set For Los Alamitos Derby

July 13, 2018 |

  Five Set For Closing Weekend Feature By Margaret Ransom The names of just five runners were dropped into the entry box for Saturday’s $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby, which is now in its fourth year Los Al after being run at Hollywood Park as the Swaps Stakes since its inception in the mid-1970s. Included in […]

Mixed Bag Of Runners Set For Hoosier State’s Derby

July 13, 2018 |

  Nine Expected To Line Up for Indiana Derby by Margaret Ransom A field of nine is expected to line up for Saturday’s for the 24th running of the $500,000 Indiana Derby (GIII) at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, IN, with Thomas Conway’s King Zachary earning early 6-5 morning line favoritism off his impressive 4 ¾-length […]

American Pharoah Filly Fetches $200,000 In Private Sale After RNA At Fasig-Tipton

July 10, 2018 |

  Crupi Acquires Lovely Filly For Potential Pinhook By Mary Perdue This year continues to be an exciting year for Triple Crown winner American Pharaoah as his first crop of yearlings are starting to turn up in the sales ring and fetch prices worthy of his status as a king. Two of his daughters were […]

Millionaires, Shippers Highlight Belmont’s Suburban

July 7, 2018 |

  2017 Belmont Stakes Winner, Baffert Duo Early Favorites By Margaret Ransom It used to be that the Suburban (GII) was a must-stop on the handicap campaigns of all of the best older East Coast stars — the last big race in New York for horses that carried weight before barns shipped north to Saratoga […]