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Thanksgiving ‘Cap Headlines Fair Grounds Traditional Opening Day Card

By Rick Francis —- The 93rd running of the Thanksgiving Handicap headlines the traditional opening of the 146th Fair Grounds meet; let’s take a look at the starting field. Race 9), Thanksgiving Handicap 3YO & UP 6 Furlongs Post Time 3:05 CST Charming Deputy (1),...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017
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A field of eight vie for “Classic” starting berth in Grade 1 Awesome Again; Zenyatta, Rodeo Drive Picks

By Rick Francis —- A field of eight head to the starting gate in the running of the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes, a “Win and You’re In” contest and a guaranteed berth in 2017’s Breeders’ Cup Classic run at Del Mar Turf Club on Saturday November...
Posted On 29 Sep 2017
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West Coast looks to extend winning streak in Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby

By Rick Francis —- Gary and Mary West’s Travers champ West Coast looks to extend his winning streak to five when he faces nine rivals in the running of the Grade Pennsylvania Derby from PARX Race Course; let’s take a look at the field. Race 11), 1&1/8th...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017
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Saratoga: Grade 1 Hopeful headlines Closing Day

By Rick Francis —- Race 9), 7 Furlongs. Hopeful-G1 Hopeful S. Grade I. Purse $350,000 FOR TWO YEAR OLDS. Post Time: ( 5:05)/ 4:05/ 3:05/ 2:05 ADVANCED FORECAST: Increasing Clouds, High 80 Low 62 Mojovation (1), Pletcher/Velazquez; Quality Road colt went gate-to-wire in his...
Posted On 04 Sep 2017
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Saratoga Sunday: Grade II Prioress Stakes

By Rick Francis —- Race 10), 6 Furlongs.Prioress S. Grade II. Purse $250,000 FOR FILLIES THREE YEARS OLD Post Time: ( 5:38)/ 4:38/ 3:38/ 2:38 ADVANCED FORECAST: Rain, High 62 Low 55 Student Body (1), Davis/Graham; has won 2-of-3; last out posted the field’s highest...
Posted On 03 Sep 2017
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Saratoga Saturday: Grade 1 Woodward Stakes

By Rick Francis —- Gun Runner; Coady Photo Race 11), 1&1/8th Mile G1 Woodward S. Presented by NYRA Bets PRESENTED BY NYRA BETS Purse $750,000 FOR THREE-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD. Post Time: ( 6:46)/ 5:46/ 4:46/ 3:46 ADVANCED FORECAST: Rain Likely, High 73 Low 51 Neolithic...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017
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Saratoga Friday: Lucky Coin Stakes

By Rick Francis —- Race 10), 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) Lucky Coin S. Purse $100,000 FOR FOUR-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON A SWEEPSTAKE IN 2017. Post Time: ( 6:17)/ 5:17/ 4:17/ 3:17 ADVANCED FORECAST: Mostly Sunny, High 65 Low 42. Dream Mover (1), Irish-breds North...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017
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Saratoga Thursday: 100K P. G. Johnson Stakes

By Rick Francis —- Race 9), 1ˆ Mile. (Inner Turf) P. G. Johnson S. G. JOHNSON S.. Purse $100,000 INNER TURF FOR FILLIES TWO YEARS OLD. Post Time: ( 5:40)/ 4:40/ 3:40/ 2:40 ADVANCED FORECAST: Chance Rain Showers, High 73 Low 46 Mentality (1), Ward/Santana; gate-to-wire debut...
Posted On 31 Aug 2017
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Saratoga Day 33: Smart N Fancy Stakes

By Rick Francis —- RACE 9), 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) Smart N Fancy S. Purse $100,000 FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD Post Time: ( 5:40)/ 4:40/ 3:40/ 2:40 Paquita Coqueta (1), after setting quick but sensibly fast fractions, she faded badly here in the Caress;...
Posted On 26 Aug 2017
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Saratoga Day 32: 148th Running of the Grade 1 Travers Stakes

By Rick Francis —- Race 11), 1‚ Mile. Travers S. PRESENTED BY NYRA BETS. Grade I. Purse $1,250,000 FOR THREE YEAR OLDS Post Time: ( 5:44)/ 4:44/ 3:44/ 2:44 Cloud Computing (1), Brown/Castellano; Preakness winner battled into the Jim Dandy stretch but weakened to finish last...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017
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