Why I’m Betting Thewayiam in the Lake Placid Stakes

Rushing Fall winning the Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland. Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography Speaking strictly in terms of class and overall accomplishments to date, it’s hard to deny that #6 Rushing Fall is the best filly in Saturday’s $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga. Just look at her overall record—four wins from five starts, including a triumph against a top-notch international field in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I) last fall. And her lone loss came [...]

How to Bet the Lake George Stakes

Saratoga - Photo by Adam Mooshian/Coglianese Photos The wait is over! The much-anticipated 2018 Saratoga summer meet kicks off on Friday, with the feature race of the afternoon being the $150,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. III) for three-year-old fillies going 8.5 furlongs on the Mellon turf course. The Lake George is a fitting way to start the meet since it’s a deep and competitive race with the potential for very rewarding payoffs… if you can identify the winner. [...]

Chad Brown Sends Out Three in Wonder Again Stakes

Significant Form winning the Miss Grillo Stakes - Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photography Belmont Stakes week at Belmont Park is always a memorable time packed with top-notch stakes races, and the action this year gets started on Thursday with an excellent card highlighted by the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes (gr. III) for three-year-old fillies. Held at nine furlongs over the inner turf course, the Wonder Again serves as a local prep for the $1 million Belmont Oaks (gr. I) [...]

Strong undercards at Del Mar Thanksgiving weekend

Mubtaahij wins the 2017 Awesome Again Stakes. Pic: Benoit Photo. The Hollywood Derby and the Matriarch Stakes are the big races at Del Mar this Thanksgiving weekend, but there’s also four other graded stakes for punters to have a serious look at. The Native Diver Stakes (G2) sees the return of Mubtaahij to the track. Winner of the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) Sept. 30, he found Gun Runner and company too difficult in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) [...]