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Amino did you see the Entries for Saturdays Race.At least we drew the Garden Spot. Although on paper Shared Belief is head and shoulders the best in here, this will not be as easy as some expected. To begin with, he is flying into Newark Airport(appx 6 hr. flight) . Then when he gets off the plane, he jumps in a van for a 6 hr. drive. For a horse that has never shipped before, this isn't exactly your First Class accomodations. Then he drew a dead mans post, he has post 4 with Moreno and Waroftheroses drawing outside of him. We at least drew good in this one. With a clean break, we are on the rail and tracking while saving ground for the "3 TURN TREK' . Thanks to my new hero ....Damon Dilodovico, a clean break by him will ensure that Moreno will not be walking the dog on the front end. Back to Marys favorite Monkey. What does Mikey now do,he must use the horse at the start so that he does not get shut off. If he takes back, he gets caught wide on the 3 turns. If you ask me,Smitty will have no other choice but to be aggressive and send. More than likely he is better than this group and can still win. But at least it will not be as easy a trip as i thought prior to all the entries. Hopefully Charles Town LEADING JOCKEY........JOSE MONTANO, who is the leading jockey in the funkiest race track in America, can secure a great trip. Thats' all we can ask for going into the race. If many think that the right Jock in these bull rings does not make a difference. Just ask Martin Pedroza and how he likes Fairplex.
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  • Mary Z. · correction--Pletcher's A-Rod third and Dilger's Steet Babe for fourth. Thanks, tmallios :) · 133 days ago
  • amino998 · Everyone here should have read this great book and taken note at the under title..The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable :) · 19 minutes ago
Come on big boy! I know you can do it!
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah got a tour of Saratoga Race Course on Thursday that included his first look at the main track as well as a trip to the paddock where he will be saddled for Saturday's 146th running of the Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers.Read More
Thursday's 6th race (4:40pm PT) from Del Mar is a $32,000 claiming event for 3-year-old fillies traveling one mile on the turf course (rail at 30 feet). #1 Scuti de Patuti (5-1) stalked and faded from the inside post as the beaten favorite vs. Starter Allowance foes at this course/distance...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · o.o.f. 5,6,9,7 · 1 hour ago ·
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  • amino998 · Just missed ... I meant to say _ Canadian Twinkle Toes _ #7 anchors the RARE DoublesplitSuperfecta _ $1 on each of the 2 possible combinations pays _ $7, 196 · 34 minutes ago ·
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Everyone here should read this great book and take note at the under title..The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable:
This is one year of racing that we will tell our grandkids about.Read More
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  • Pitbull · Who do you think has the best chance to defeat American Pharaoh this weekend? · 1 day ago
  • chasingfiringline via Disqus · At this distance no one they couldn't do it in the Belmont. Frosted, TR & KI will be chasing his longer tail. :) I think if Frosted would have had a 11/4 in the Jim Dandy he could have nipped TR at the wire. · 44 minutes ago
When one understands the practical application of the numbers from certainty (1) to impossible (0), it is inherent to understand that these extremes are only terminal boundaries, NOT practical points of the probability spectrum.....No horse in any race EVER had zero chance to do anything.
American Pharoah – this horse looks unbeatable, watch out for the graveyard of champions, the knocks are that he’s never raced here, and Baffert has bad luck at Saratoga. Frosted – always seems to come up second, maybe can turn it around in this race, working out well, hot jockey / trainer combo, might be the best bet to beat Pharoah. Texas Red – winner of the Jim Dandy, hasn’t gone this distance, we will see what Desormeaux can do against Pharoah. Just Missed – Keen Ice, second in Haskell; Tale of Verve, Gary Stevens can find a way.
Tepin – lost by a nose in the Diana, winner of 3 of her last 4, fast speed, Leparoux knows the turf, I don’t think post 1 is a bad spot to be ion the turf. My Miss Sophia – hoping to rebound from 4th in the Diana, may like shorter distance, less pressure Kitten’s Queen – like the cat horses, knows the track, knows the distance, two 3rds preceded by 2 wins, hope Chad Brown and Jose Ortiz can get up to first. Just Missed – Coffee Clique.
This is it! My two favorites are about to square off, American Pharoah and Texas Red. Saturday’s Travers Stakes is shaping up to be a memorable race no what the outcome is. We’ve analyzed the contenders in this race time and time again. We know who and what to look for. I've decided to leave all the...Read More
  • reshuffler · My picks for this race. 1. American Pharaoh 2. Frosted 3. Keen ice 4. Texas red 5. Frammento · 1 day ago
  • j b via Disqus · Bet on the rest of the field just in case American Pharaoh breaks down. · 2 hours ago
La Verdad – fast, sports a lifetime 14-2-0 in 20 starts including winning her last 4, has gone the distance twice, and raced Saratoga 3 times, with one win. I like the trainer, Linda Rice, and she is working good. Wouldn’t be surprised if she is the morning line favorite. Merry Meadow – also fast, gone the distance 5 times, and hit the board in all three Saratoga starts (1 win). Winner of 4 of her last 5, hoping she is well rested for this one. Dame Dorothy – Pletcher loves Saratoga, and knows how to get his horses ready, Castellano is dangerous at the Spa as well. sports a 7-1-1 lifetime record in 9 starts, 4 wins in 4 starts at the distance! Hasn’t raced in 2 months and never at Saratoga are your negatives. Just Missed – Unbridled Forever
Horse Racing Nation's Melanie Martines experienced the best weekend of Summer racing at Del Mar Racetrack and shares the beautiful California track through her photos.Read More
Grand Bili – Javier Castellano, running fast, 1-2-0 in 3 starts at this distance, working well, hope he can put up another 108. Holy Boss – Winner of the Amsterdam and his last 4 starts. Competitive Edge – that hot Pletcher / Johnny Velazquez combination, 2 wins in 3 starts at this distance, 2 wins at Saratoga, rattled off 4 wins before coming up short his last 2, one of which was the Haskell against Pharoah. Hoping they have him keyed in for this one. Just Missed – Mr. Z, this is a derby championship series runner, who went up against the likes of American Pharoah, Hoping that D Wayune Lucas has him back on track, he has the talent to win this, working well, hope he likes the shorter distance; Watershed, just because he’s a maiden winner, doesn’t mean he can’t compete.
Imagining -working well, hot jockey / trainer combo, gone the distance, knows the track, lots to like here. Twilight Eclipse -fast horse, gone the distance 9 times, graded stakes experience, hope Rosario gets it done. Red Rifle – the horses have all raced each other before, winner of his last 2, last win at Saratoga, Pletcher trained Just Missed – Flintshire watch out for those imports.
Grade 2 Jim Dandy winner Texas Red walked the shedrow at trainer Keith Desormeaux's barn Thursday morning and later schooled in the paddock as he prepares for a return in the Travers.Read More
The Big Beast – I love this horse, and he loves Saratoga, just a nose short in the Vanderbilt, fast, lifetime 8 4-2-1, Won 2 and a second at Saratoga, 1 win in 2 starts at distance. I think he get’s revenge today. Private Zone – working bullets, has the speed, tons of graded stakes experience, seems to win every other race, a lot to like here. Race Day – again liking the Pletcher / Castellano connection, racing well until bumped in last start, hope he likes the shorter distance, winner of 5 of his last 6 before poor finish last time out. Just Missed – Wildcat Red, Salutos Amigos, Falling Sky – seems to like the 7 furlong distance
$20 Superfecta... AP on top..then Keen Ice, Frosted, Texas Red in that order. Frosted almost caught TR in the Jim Dandy.... Frosted catches TR @ 1 1/4 Ticket will pay $600
I think that American Pharaoh should target penn derby after he might win the travers stakes
The anticipation for this weekend’s 146th Travers Stakes is palpable as the racing world clamors to see the next chapter of the American Pharoah story. Saratoga Race Course will be the epicenter of the racing world on Saturday as the “Mid-Summer Derby” is part of an outstanding program which include...Read More
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  • zatt · I'm with you, Chip ... Top to bottom this field was fantastic. '87 was one of my favorite crops of three-year-olds of my lifetime. Few remember just how good Java Gold was that summer. · 9 hours ago
  • Mike in SB · Great field but like you said the weather was terrible, I just wish it had been a fast track, although the winner was a good horse and might have won anyway, some including Alysheba in my opinion, didn't like the slop. · 6 hours ago
All eyes will be on American Pharoah as he takes on Texas Red, Frosted, et al in the Travers, but the undercard for the big race is worth getting excited about, as well.Read More
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  • joeandmilly via Disqus · just an eye popping day. There really is a a lot of electricity in the air this card combined with American Pharoah in The Travers has very mucha Kentucky Derby/Breeders Cup type of fever in the air. · 11 hours ago
  • jinlie01 · Personal Ensign - Untapable Ballerina - Unbridled Forever King's Bishop - Runhappy and Grand Bili Forego - Tamarkuz and Private Zone Sword Dancer - Messi and Guardini Ballston Spa - Dacita and New Providence · 8 hours ago

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