What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about the Poker...

New York should be the racing circuit that shows that change is both important and necessary if racing is going to advance.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Mike in SB -- The big event at SAR is Travers Day amongst a lot of other great stakes races. Could the Spa handle another big event in July? · 63 days ago ·
  • buckpasser · I personally like the schedule, especially with the number of races for four and up. Personally as to Saratoga, I would rather see the Woodward back at Belmont for the fall as it was before. If they want a race at a mile and a quarter for Saratoge, why not resurrect the Saratoga Cup. It was one of the storied races at the Spa years ago, and won by a veritable who's who in racing. · 63 days ago ·
Sometimes you just have to stick with what works for you, despite logic indicating another choice, and sometimes the best horse on paper just loses.Read More
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  • Floridaf · I doubt very seriously that King Kreesa will get overlooked any more. · 286 days ago ·
  • gelded1 · Playing close attention to how the track has been playing the days leading up to the race barring off tracks due to weather is a big part of my handicapping especially when I get down to a couple of contenders that I'm trying to decide on in the race. The best horses don't always win due to poor trip or just bad racing luck but that can't be predicted to happen it just does sometimes and that's the disappointing part when you know you bet the right horse talent -wise for the race but shit happens all the time. · 285 days ago ·
jmac, Here are my picks for your contest. Now, of course I'd change picks accordingly if turf races go off-turf or there are scratches, but this is your contest, so win picks only, one day ahead, no scratches or changes substitutions. Poker: Data Link; Armed Forces: Rule Number Six; Jersey Shore Stakes: Uptown Boy; Parx Dash: Bridgetown. P.S., Hollywood Gold Cup: Dude. P.P.S., Suburban : Flat Out.
King Kreesa enjoyed an uncontested lead as he went wire-to-wire under Irad Ortiz, Jr. to capture Thursday’s 28th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Poker, the Independence Day feature at Belmont Park.Read More
Multiple graded stakes winner Data Link looks for his second victory of 2013 on Thursday when he heads a field of seven turf horses going a mile in the Grade 3, $150,000 Poker, the Independence Day feature at Belmont Park. Read More
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  • jasen.mangrum · Howe Great looks interesting at a price in here. Not too much speed in here & don't want to take the short price on Data Link, who may not be cutting back in distance, but is cutting back to 1 turn. · 289 days ago ·
  • rafirox · Jasen, I agree completely. Howe Great is a very good shot here and at a nice price. I'll be using him with King Keresa in attempts to beat Data Link. I think Data Link is very beatable here. · 289 days ago ·
Right One, never outside the top three in four starts on the Widener turf course, heads a field of 10 horses entered in the Grade 3, $150,000 Poker, a one-mile turf race that will serve as the Independence Day feature at Belmont Park.Read More
Elusive Quality ran the fastest mile in history in the Poker Handicap at Belmont Park.Read More
Clear Attempt rewarded his connections for their confidence by springing an 8-1 upset in the Grade 3 Poker on Wednesday at Belmont, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and owners Martin and Pam Wygod their second straight victory in the one-mile turf race.Read More
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott swept Friday’s graded stakes at Belmont Park, finishing first and second in the Grade 2, $150,000 Brooklyn Handicap Presented by Ram with Birdrun and Drosselmeyer and capturing the Grade 3, $100,000 Poker with Courageous Cat.   Birdrun seized the lead entering the...Read More
Drosselmeyer gave Bill Mott his first victory in a Triple Crown race when he won the 2010 Belmont Stakes. Fifty-two weeks and six days later, he’ll attempt to remain unbeaten over the 1 ½-mile Belmont Stakes distance when he competes Friday in the Brooklyn Handicap. Read More
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  • Woodbinemile · I like Drosselmeyer. I think he will have a big shot in here. Nice Plug for Courageous Cat Brian :) He is one talented cookie. · 1047 days ago ·
  • Woodbinemile · Eldaafer can handle 1 1/2m , Afleet Again can close like a train, but this is really stretching it coming out of the Withers Stakes at 1 mile. Nice looking Grey. · 1047 days ago ·
Team Valor International's SAILOR'S CAP (Distant View), who had not raced since trailing the Hollywood Derby (G1) on November 30, found Belmont Park's soft Widener turf to his liking when making a successful return to the races in Sunday's $103,500 Poker S. (G3).Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View Details07/04/13Bel91 mileT03+ MPoker-G3King KreesaHowe GreatBig Screen1:33.65
View DetailsView Video07/04/12Bel91 mileT03+ MPoker-G3Clear AttemptCompliance OfficerYield Bogey1:34.01
View DetailsView Video06/10/11Bel91 mileT03+ MPoker-G3Courageous CatYield BogeyRight One1:36.69
View Details06/14/09Bel81 mileT03+ MPoker-G3Sailor's CapTam LinYield Bogey1:36.50
View Details07/13/08Bel41 mileT03 MPoker-G3Kip DevilleTam LinOperation Red Dawn1:32.94
View DetailsView Video07/04/98Bel81 mileT03+ MPoker-G3Elusive QualityZa-imFortitude1:31.63