This past Saturday night a pair of tracks on opposite sides of the Hudson River offered stellar cards as the Meadowlands hosted a bevy of lucrative stakes and Yonkers Raceway hosted the first major stakes for two-year-olds this season. In the second race on the Saturday night card at the Meadowlands, Evident Beauty (David Miller) just lived up to her role as the 1-5 favorite when she gained command in a modest 28.3 opener, cruised by the half in 57,3, [...]
Jason opens the show recapping his first visit to historic Saratoga Race Course and then welcomes in Joe Clancy from the Saratoga Special to talk about the meet kicking off, producing the popular Saratoga Special paper, racing in the Mid-Atlantic, and more!
Elate winning the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) - Coady Photography As we head into summer, the top contenders for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) are beginning to build their credentials for the championship showdown at Santa Anita. Elate has re-emerged as one of the favorites, following an impressive victory in the Delaware Handicap (G2), Midnight Bisou has continued her winning ways with a triumph in the Ogden Phipps (G1) and the 3-year-old Guarana has burst onto [...]
We're looking back at a busy Saturday from around racing including opening weekend at Saratoga, the Indiana Derby and Oaks, Million Preview Day at Arlington and more!
We look ahead to weekend action coming up at Delaware Park, Indiana Grand, Arlington Park, and Saratoga. We then welcome in the BARN Jury to discuss their favorite Saratoga memories.
At this time of year hardly any stakes races for 2-year-olds have been run, and comparing the form of juveniles from different tracks is a tricky process. But when examining the entries for Saturday’s $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) at Saratoga, #2 Raging Whiskey jumps out. Somehow this son of Bourbon Courage has already been beaten by two future stakes winners, which says something about the quality of competition he’s been facing. Raging Whiskey debuted in a seemingly unremarkable 4 1/2-furlong [...]
Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Tim Tetrick, Tony Alagna, Gabe Prewitt, and Nancy Johansson.
Homerique winning the New York Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park - © NYRA/Coglianese Photography Just from a mathematical perspective, we can expect trainer Chad Brown to prevail in Saturday’s $500,000 Diana Stakes (G1), the feature race on opening weekend at Saratoga. Brown has won the 1 1/8-mile turf test for fillies and mares on four occasions, including the last three renewals, with Dacita, Lady Eli and Sistercharlie. He’ll saddle four of the six starters in the 2019 Diana, [...]
It's Horseplayer Thursday and we're looking at the Opening Day card at Saratoga with guest handicapper Chris Todd joining us from New York. We'll discuss a possible vulnerable favorite early on as well as the final five races on the Thursday card.
Saratoga - Photo by Adam Mooshian/Coglianese Photos The 2019 Saratoga meet kicks off Thursday, with a competitive ten-race card featuring two graded stakes events. All but one race attracted nine or more entrants, and the stakes races offer plenty of viable contenders to consider. Let’s kick off the much-anticipated meet with a couple of graded stakes spot plays. Race 8: Schuylerville Stakes (G3) There are a bunch of speedy juvenile fillies entered in this six-furlong sprint, so it’s [...]