Saratoga 2014: Grade 1 Forego Stakes

Grade 1, $500,000 Forego Stakes

The Grade 1 Forego Stakes has attracted nine contenders. It should be considered a small miracle that Todd Pletcher got this horse to win a Grade 1 race (2013 King’s Bishop). He’s very, very slow compared to his foes and he has even less chance of success than a snowball in hell. 3 for 3 at […]

Saratoga 2014: Woodward Stakes betting preview

The Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward Stakes will go as race 11 on Saturday at Saratoga (6:46ET).

The Woodward Stakes is the final of four graded stakes races on Saturday at Saratoga as well as the final leg of the $500,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4. Regally bred colt has lost three races in a row, but looks poised for a bounce back effort thanks to the addition of blinkers and a race that […]

Horse Racing in Australia: Run To The Rose Stakes

Almalad

Friday Night/Saturday Morning Australian Racing  (US Time) ANTHONY KELZENBERG for Gradestakes.com Race 6C (Rosehill) – 1:45 AM EDT   The MTA NSW “Run To The Rose” Stakes – 6 furlongs (1200 Meters). Three year olds The Golden Rose, with its $1 Million Dollar purse, is the race AFTER this race.  Let’s go down the field […]

Four graded stakes on tap for Saratoga 2014’s final Saturday

By Jerry Bossert This Saturday will mark the final Saturday of racing for the 2014 Saratoga meeting, featuring 12-races topped by four Graded Stakes – the Grade II Bernard Baruch (race five), the Grade I Prioress (race eight), the Grade I Forego (race 10) and the Grade I Woodward (race 11). Although it is just a Grade II […]

Australian Horse Racing 101: Major Tracks in Melbourne

Track configuration for Flemington Racecourse

by Anthony Kelzenberg MAJOR RACE TRACKS IN MELBOURNE Using the FREE PPs available at Australianracing.com For scratches, changes, and equipment changes (which will NOT be in the form) go to: http://www.racingvictoria.net.au/default.aspx MELBOURNE-area tracks (run anti-clockwise, the same direction as in North America) I prefer to concentrate on the Melbourne-area tracks. It is considered the most […]

Owning Racehorses: We won!

***Spoiler Alert*** She Won

I’ve always wanted to watch a race from the winner’s circle as leading owner Ken Ramsey so daringly does, but until Sunday I had yet to saddle a contender that inspired enough confidence to do so. Belterra Park’s tiny and cramped winner’s circle is a far cry from Keeneland, but that did not make the significance […]

Saratoga 2014 Travers Inside Scoop

By Jerry Bossert The $1.25 million Travers will be run for the 145th time on Saturday as race 12 of a 14-race card with a 5:45 p.m. post time. Here’s an inside look into the field. #1 Commanding Curve (15-1) – “The Travers is a mile and a quarter so, hopefully, it will be the same style as the Derby […]

Line of battle drawn for Saratoga 2014’s Travers Stakes

Saratoga 2014 | Travers Stakes

By Jerry Bossert Led by the $1.25 million Travers Stakes, a total of four graded stakes will be run on Saturday at Saratoga, featuring a 14-race card with a first-race post time of 11:35 a.m. The Travers (race 12) features the rematch of the July 26 Jim Dandy Stakes, where Wicked Strong prevailed over Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist, […]

Better Talk Now Stakes betting preview

$100,000 Better Talk Now Stakes

Better Talk Now won 14 times from 51 career starts, earning $4,356,644 and a Breeders’ Cup Turf trophy along the way. Largely ridden by Ramon Dominguez, Better Talk Now is the definition of a hard knocking old horse able to keep his form for years at a time. Not only did he compete in the […]

Saratoga Spot Play | Aug 20, 2014

#3 TREATY OAK (12-1) dropped in class to break her maiden on July 23, but that field might as well have been special weight company. One of the most important factors for handicapping turf races concerns how fast a horse runs the final part of the race. Treaty Oak got the final quarter of her […]