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BREAKING NEWS and now confirmed: Owner Ahmed Zayat has told ESPN that the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 will be the setting for the Triple Crown winner's next race and first start after a historic 5 ½-length triumph in the Belmont Stakes on June 6. "I've decided to do the logical step and run American Pharoah at Monmouth," Zayat said. "I'm trying to create one of the best days racing has ever seen for its fans and one that will also fit the prestige that surrounds American Pharoah. I want it to be a great day for everyone that will celebrate racing." The mile-and-an-eighth Grade 1 stakes for 3-year-olds is a particular favorite of trainer Bob Baffert, who already owns a record seven wins in the Haskell, and will afford the 52-year-old Zayat, a resident of Teaneck, an opportunity to race his prized champion in his home state. Article on http://espn.go.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/13176111/american-pharoah-run-haskell
  • Dna0571 · That's great news for you J, I hope you get to watch the champ run in person. Should be a great experience! · 1 hour ago
It's crazy how he ran a faster 1 1/4 mile in the Belmont then he did in the KY Derby!
The strongest betting angle for me is Euro Horses making their debuts in America on the grass. They always do well in espcieally in the barns of Chad Brown and Graham Motion.
I'd probably be pulling for Mylute. Sullivan has been supporting this one for a long while. His time should be now, and a big price would be nice. GL, Sullivan.
BREAKING NEWS and now confirmed: Owner Ahmed Zayat has told ESPN.com that the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 will be the setting for the Triple Crown winner's next race and first start after a historic 5 ½-length triumph in the Belmont Stakes on June 6. "I've decided to do the logical step and run American Pharoah at Monmouth," Zayat said. "I'm trying to create one of the best days racing has ever seen for its fans and one that will also fit the prestige that surrounds American Pharoah. I want it to be a great day for everyone that will celebrate racing." The mile-and-an-eighth Grade 1 stakes for 3-year-olds is a particular favorite of trainer Bob Baffert, who already owns a record seven wins in the Haskell, and will afford the 52-year-old Zayat, a resident of Teaneck, an opportunity to race his prized champion in his home state. Article on http://espn.go.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/13176111/american-pharoah-run-haskell
Gonna be a good race!!!
One for the thumb...
G1 winner Wicked Strong, most recently 5th in the Met Mile, will try the turf next in the $150,000 Forbidden Apple Stakes on July 11 at Belmont Park. Trainer James Jerkens tells DRF'S David Grening that he is experimenting on turf because he believes WS will like it and hopes he can adapt. Article on DRF
I would dangle this historical nugget out to the connections: ONLY ONE Triple Crown winner also won the Travers.....Tough quadruple but it has a bonus historical notoriety merit badge hanging all over it.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · Whirlaway! He had such a long tail. Maybe Pharoah could get extensions. · 3 hours ago
I can't find your Pharoah thread tv, but the answer is Whirlaway. What is my prize?
1.Shaman Ghost, 7 Danish Dynaformer, 11 Portree, 4 Academic, 3 Ault.
Sheer Drama worked 5f, July 2nd, in 1:00:41 (b) finishing 2/3.
Wildcat Red worked 3f, July 2nd, in 36:04 (bg) finishing 1/10.
Mr. Z worked 4f, July 2nd, in 50:40 (b) finishing 14/18.
Classy Class worked 4f, July 2nd, in 50:90 (b) finishing 39/50.
Leigh Court worked 5f, July 2nd, in 1:00:00 (b) finishing 2/24.
On July 2nd Cozmic One breezed 5 furlongs on fast dirt at Belmont Park in 1.00:80 finishing 1/11 He is getting faster! I think that he is ready for his next start. Too bad we can't see him work.
Although their is no official race pointed out for American Phaorah yet, it appears Ahmed Zayat has narrowed it down to two. When asked by TDN for American Pharoah's next start, Zayat added, We have no races chosen at the moment; it's between the [Aug. 1] GII Jim Dandy and the [Aug. 2 GI] Haskell Invitational. Article on http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/restricted/pdf/tdn/tdn150630_1.pdf
  • tmallios via Disqus · J , whoever wrote that article should be ashamed of themselves for wasting the publics time. As it has been stated many times,A.P. is racing partly because he is on an incentive program. Not only for Zayat to collect the bonus,but also to enhance his already impressive Resume. The author mentions 2 races that are supposedly targeted. With the incredible value that A.P. has achieved,one will assume that he is 100% to step onto the track and race.Why then would Baffert and the Zayats waste a race,their time and also an opportunity to earn a sizeable bonus,by running in the Jim Dandy(A GII RACE). It makes absolutely no sense at all. I would assume that Ahmed Zayat is having a bit of fun with the media(good naturedly of course). They are so desperate to be the ones who scoops all the others,on the big race. They will print any nonsense. The Dandy makes absolutely no sense at all. Even the ridiculous notion that Saratoga and others are offering additional bonuses to get him there. If you ask me ,the NYRA group is bidding against themselves. I would assume that as a Triple Crown winner,the agrred upon bonus for winning the Travers is north of 3 Million,and probably double that amount. Do you think that Zayat(especially to the knuckleheads that coined him greedy). Do you think he would pass that opportunity up, to run somewhere else than in the Travers. · 2 days ago
  • SnidgetAsphodel via Disqus · there* Yes, I am going to be that person. · 4 hours ago
I like Distorted Beauty and looking for Photo Call to bounce back.
3/5 on Tonalist..I'm going to try to beat him with the every improving Coach Inge at 4-1 ml odds.
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My interest in the Sport of Kings goes back over 25 years with my father taking me with his friends to the old Ak-Sar-Ben Race Course in Omaha, NE.  From those early experiences I was able to read the Daily Racing Form before the age of 10.  Once The Woodlands opened in Kansas City in 1988, I became totally hooked on the sport studying racing charts after homework and tennis practice.  In recent years, with the explosion of handicapping tournaments, my love for handicapping the races has risen to a new level.  Primarily focused on New York, Chicago and Louisiana racing, I have now been forced to study races far and wide in attempt to find “cap horses” in the tournaments I play.  I have also dabbled in horse ownership within syndicates and on my own.

 

My fondest memories in racing include Silver Charm’s 1997 Kentucky Derby victory.  Both my father and I selected him, which made for a memorable day.  The best race I’ve seen was Tiznow’s first Breeders Cup Classic win in 2000 when he outdueled Giant’s Causeway down the length of the Churchill Downs stretch.   My biggest windfall as a gambler was a pool-scooping pick-4 win, paying over $6,600 at The Woodlands in 2005.

 

The point of this blog is to get everyone out there a few winners, but also to go in depth at how I come to the conclusions that I do.  From week to week, I’ll explain angles I think are important to locate winners.  I encourage others to post picks they like too, but please explain how you come to your conclusions.  That way everyone can learn a little more about this great game, and add another weapon to their handicapping arsenal.-Best of luck, Jasen Mangrum

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