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Del Mar: Seven set to go in GII Eddie Read

TSV Selections —- Ashleyluvssugar one to beat in Eddie Read; Benoit Photo Race 4) Grade 2 Eddie Read Stakes 1&1/8th Miles Turf Post Time 6:40 EDT Mr. Roary (1), has won 2-of-3, including lone start this year. 4-year-old hasn’t fared well at this level but enters in...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017
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Finding a Place and Show in the Grade 2 San Diego

TSV Selection —- Arrogate; Zoe Metz Photography Arrogate, the “Horse of the World” goes to post in the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap an overwhelming favorite, and the $17 million colt out of Unbridled’s Song should overwhelm this field. Trying to make this contest a “viable”...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017
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Belmont: Grade 1 Met Mile, Manhattan Selections

TSV Staff Picks —- Race 9), 1 Mile. Mohegan Sun Metropolitan H. Grade I. Purse $1,200,000 A HANDICAP FOR THREE-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD Post Time: ( 4:41)/ 3:41/ 2:41/ 1:41 Mor Spirit (9), Baffert/Smith; owns five wins and seconds from his twelve career starts; trainer/jock, 45...
Posted On 10 Jun 2017
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THE 149TH BELMONT STAKES

By Rick Francis —- A field of twelve three-year-old colts and geldings will load into the Belmont starting gate, each looking to add a garland of flowers across their manes as a champion in the final leg of the 2017 Triple Crown series; let’s take a look at the starters....
Posted On 10 Jun 2017
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RACE SELECTION: GRADE 2 PENN MILE

TSV Staff Selection —- PENN NATIONAL Race 9), 1 Mile. (Turf) Penn Mile S. Grade II. Purse $500,000 FOR THREE-YEAR-OLDS Post Time: ( 7:45)/ 6:45/ 5:45/ 4:45 Bronson (2), Pletcher/Gaffalione; out of Medaglia d’ Oro, colt has won two of his last three, taking the English...
Posted On 03 Jun 2017
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Stellar Wind seeks to snap Vale Dori win streak in Grade 1 Beholder

TSV Staff Selections —- Stellar Wind (outside) edges Beholder in Clement L. Hirsch; Benoit Photo A trio of Graded Stakes winning mares, Vale Dori, Stellar Wind and Finest City resume their head-to-head-to-head battles when they face off in the running of the Grade 1...
Posted On 02 Jun 2017
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Preakness Stakes Day Selections: Races 8-14

By Bob Hill, TSV Staff Writer —- 8) JW Murphy Dover Cliffs – 4 – Could be developing into something special and has experience edge. Yoshida – 6 – Another on his way to being really great. Mo Maverick -1- after brief time off returns at distance he...
Posted On 19 May 2017
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Preakness Stakes Day Selections: Races 1-7

By Bob Hill, TSV Staff Writer —- The Preakness Day race card offers 14 races to play. My picks follow, including commentary on the stakes races. 1) 7-6-5-1 2) 2-10-6-4 3) 4-1-6-8 4) 5-2-3-4 5) The Very One Animal Appeal – 6 Englehart gets them ready off the bench...
Posted On 19 May 2017
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Formidable Shaman Ghost faces nine rivals in GIII Pimlico Special

TSV Staff Selections —- Stronach Stables 5-year-old son of Ghostzapper, Shaman Ghost, squares off against nine rivals in the running of the Grade 3 Pimlico Special Handicap run at a mile-and-three sixteenths; listed as the seventh race on the Black-Eyed Susan card,...
Posted On 19 May 2017
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BLACK-EYED SUSAN: PLETCHER FILLIES TOUGH TANDEM

By Rick Francis —- PIMLICO Race 11), 1„ Mile. Black-Eyed Susan S. Grade II. Purse $250,000 FOR FILLIES, THREE-YEARS-OLD Post Time: ( 4:50)/ 3:50/ 2:50/ 1:50 Shimmering Aspen (1), winner of three straight facing lesser at Laurel; enters in solid form for major class-test....
Posted On 18 May 2017
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