Handicapping · Summer Stakes

Haskell Invitational 2017 – Stakes Analysis and Selections

      One of the best days of the New Jersey racing season, if not the best day, is the Haskell Invitational Sunday at Monmouth Park.  With past winners like American Pharaoh, Bayern, Rachel Alexandra, Big Brown, Point Given, and Holy Bull, among many others, this race has always been a summertime feature for… Continue reading Haskell Invitational 2017 – Stakes Analysis and Selections

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Travers 2015 Post Position Draw

    Upstart 15-1 (Irad Ortiz, Jr., Richard Violette, Jr.) American Pharoah 1-5 (Victor Espinoza, Bob Baffert) Mid Ocean 50-1 (Manny Franco, George Weaver) Texas Red 8-1 (Kent Desormeaux, Keith Desormeaux) Frammento 30-1 (Jose Ortiz, Nicholas Zito) Frosted 6-1 (Joel Rosario, Kiaran McLaughlin) Keen Ice 12-1 (Javier Castellano, Dale Romans) Tale Of Verve 30-1 (Gary… Continue reading Travers 2015 Post Position Draw

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Hambletonian Pure Speed Figures

The second biggest weekend of horse racing in New Jersey is barely a week removed from the Haskell Invitational.  Meadowlands hosts the biggest race in harness racing and the first leg of the Trotters Triple Crown, the Hambletonian.  19 horses have entered, therefore two heats will be run (races 8 and 9), with the top… Continue reading Hambletonian Pure Speed Figures

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William Hill Haskell Invitational 2015 Field

The field is now set for Sunday’s William Hill Haskell Invitational!  Headlining the field is Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.  Only 2 of the other 7 horses raced in the Triple Crown, Upstart and Competitive Edge.  The purse was upped to $1,750,000 just yesterday to lure some of the cross entrants (like those two) into… Continue reading William Hill Haskell Invitational 2015 Field

Handicapping · Summer Stakes

Fourth Of July 2015 Stakes Picks

It’s Fourth of July and that means its the Stars and Stripes Festival at Belmont Park!  I’ve looked at all the races as well as some of the other stakes races around the country to prepare you for the big day! Los Alamitos: Los Alamitos Derby: While I look at Kentuckian as a very tough… Continue reading Fourth Of July 2015 Stakes Picks

Handicapping · Summer Stakes

Summer Series 2015: The Gold Cup at Santa Anita

The perennial beginning of Summer racing has been the Hollywood Gold Cup.  Now at Santa Anita, The Gold Cup still marks the start of the summer and, for one lucky horse, a trip to the Breeders Cup Classic at Keeneland come Fall.  The field for The Gold Cup has been drawn, with the usually field… Continue reading Summer Series 2015: The Gold Cup at Santa Anita