No worries, so far. American Pharoah seems to love Saratoga Race Course.
The first Triple Crown winner in 37 years is the 1-5 favorite in a 10-horse field for the Travers on Saturday.
And now, it’s on to Saratoga for the Triple Crown winner. American Pharoah has already defeated six of his Travers rivals, including Keen Ice three times.
Bob Baffert, the Triple Crown champion’s trainer, is well aware of Saratoga’s reputation. Three of racing’s biggest upsets have occurred at the “Graveyard of Champions.”
On Monday, New York State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced legislation to require NYRA to use its share of casino money earmarked for capital projects only at Aqueduct.
I figured this week we will try something different. Instead of picking winners and breaking down individual races and horses, I thought we would try to make a reasonable Pick 6 play.
As usual at the Spa, the bombs and longshots have been coming in. It’s what makes the game so great. Let’s try and find three in today’s card.
The first leg of great summer of racing has started at Del Mar racetrack. Now we get ready for Saratoga, where the best of the best go for six weeks.
This week marks the opening of my two favorite summer racing meets. Saratoga opens up on Friday, and Wednesday opens up the summer meet at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California.
The Triple Crown season has come and gone, with three separate winners in all three seasons. But the summer of races is only starting, and we have plenty of graded races to break down throughout the summer.
Mariano Rivera will visit the upstate New York thoroughbred track on Friday, where the third race will be named “The Spa Welcomes Mo!” He’ll appear in the winner’s circle to address the crowd and present the trophy to the winner.
Association President Vincent Doyle says volunteer lawyers will be available to answer questions about insurance, property disputes, landlord-tenant matters and general legal issues.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Irene caused significant damage to the state’s agriculture. He said there is already $45 million in damage to farms in the state.
Gov. David Paterson commuted the prison sentence of a black man convicted for the racially charged shooting death of a white teenager on Long Island to time served on Thursday.
First Dude has done just about everything in really big races except finish first. Perhaps Saturday’s $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course will be First Dude’s breakthrough race.