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By Gene Kershner » Friday, September 23, 2016

Bensalem, Pa. is the next stop for this year’s group of 3-year-old colts and fillies. Parx Racing, located in suburban Philadelphia, will host the $1 million Grade 1 Cotillion for fillies and the $1.25 Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby for the colts. Songbird will bring her 10-race win streak to Philly and will have... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, September 16, 2016

TORONTO – In addition to Saturday’s big Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” (WAYI) Woodbine Mile featuring the talented Tepin, Woodbine Racing has a big weekend in store for horseplayers. A second WAYI race on Saturday is the Grade 1 Northern Dancer and Sunday’s card includes two Breeders’ Cup... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, September 9, 2016

What a meeting. Terrific performances, age-old records broken and stars in the making emerging from the 2016 Saratoga meet. Add in a dead heat during the closing weekend and the addition of a widely popular late Pick-5 for bettors and you have the perfect lead in to the fall racing season. So what better way than... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, September 2, 2016

A major race during the Saratoga meeting takes center stage on Saturday afternoon.  The $600,000 million Grade 1 Woodward Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward drew nine horses, including Whitney winner Frosted. The horse to beat, Frosted, is coming off that win in the Whitney earlier in the meet when he drew off... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 26, 2016

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The New York Racing Association has put together a monster racing card for Travers Day, which includes six straight Grade 1 races followed by the Grade 2 Ballston Spa after the Travers. The three graded stakes races preceding the $1.25 million Grade 1 Travers Stakes on Saturday afternoon will be... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The post position draw for the 147th edition of the $1.25 million Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course was held at Druthers Brewing this evening and a full field of 14 for the first time since 1977.  Exaggerator was made the 3-1 morning line favorite by oddsmaker Travis Stone off his win in the slop in the... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 19, 2016

Songbird wins the Coaching Club American Oaks in July at the Spa. Photo Credit: NYRA Whether one looks to the North, East or West, there is plenty of top-notch racing action in store for the weekend warrior. In the East, Songbird will try a mile-and-a-quarter for the first time in the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes on... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 12, 2016

The 32nd running of the Fourstardave will be the first time as a Grade 1 race. The $500,000 race over the Saratoga Inner Turf course at a one mile distance drew a field of nine (Weekend Hideaway is also entered as MTO).  Post time on Saturday for the Fourstardave is 6:32 p.m. as the 10th race on a 11-race card at... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 5, 2016

SARATOGA SPRINGS – One of the biggest races during the Saratoga meeting takes center stage on Saturday afternoon.  The $1.25 million Grade 1 Whitney Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward drew six horses bidding for a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a victory. The horse to beat, Frosted, is coming off a... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Saturday, July 30, 2016

The race that seems to attract the biggest stars every year has done it again. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will face off against rival Exaggerator and Derby third-place finisher Gun Runner in Sunday’s $1 million Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. The 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds is Race 12 on... Read More

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