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Clark Handicap 2016 – Analysis

Thanksgiving Weekend is one of the last times this year that we will see top class horses running before they take a break for the winter.  The Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs brings some of the best classic horses in the country back for a half a million dollar under the Twin Spires.  It looks… Continue reading Clark Handicap 2016 – Analysis

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Belmont Stakes Day Draw

Woodford Reserve Manhattan 1- World Approval – Mark Casse/Julien Leparoux 2- Slumber – Chad Brown/Irad Ortiz, Jr. 3- Wake Forest – Chad Brown/John Velazquez 4- Take The Stand – Bill Mott/Joel Rosario 5- Big Blue Kitten – Chad Brown/Joe Bravo 6- Ironicus – Shug McGaughey/Jose Ortiz 7- Oath Keeper – Michael Dejangels/Florent Geroux 8- Triple… Continue reading Belmont Stakes Day Draw

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The Eclipse Awards: My (Fake) Ballot

Eclipse Awards voters have been submitting and revealing their ballots this past week, and I thought I should do the same.  Only problem, I’m not an Eclipse Awards voter.  But nonetheless, I am still going to put together a ballot, detailing how I see each of the division races. Horse of the Year: 1) American… Continue reading The Eclipse Awards: My (Fake) Ballot

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A Champion Showed Up at Saratoga

Yesterday, 50,000 fans packed Saratoga Race Course to watch Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.  The rest of the card was just for show.  Outside of the handicappers, most people couldn’t tell you one thing about the rest of the card.  But just shy of 45 minutes before the Travers, a globetrotter showed up.  Juddmonte has… Continue reading A Champion Showed Up at Saratoga

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2015 Opening Day at Saratoga

Some of the best racing in American starts this Friday at Saratoga.  The Spa hosts amazing graded stakes races throughout the meet and very competitive fields.  There are many things to watch this summer at Saratoga.  First, American Pharoah in the Travers.  If all goes well, the Triple Crown winner will make his start after… Continue reading 2015 Opening Day at Saratoga