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SUNDAY RACE 1 POST TME 1 P.M. First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor / .20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) .20 Superfecta Woodbine MAIDEN CLAIMING $25,000 Purse $25,400. (Plus $10,200 – Other Sources) (Plus $5,100 – State Bred) (Plus $5,250 – Other Sources). For Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight, 119 Lbs. Claiming [...]
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 5:05 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
(photos by Cindy Pierson Dulay – horse-races.net) Phooey. So, he is wonderful racehorse and a mere mortal after all. The Haskell, a walk in the park with a 109 Beyer Figure, was one of the fastest races of his life. [...]
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 4:40 AM, Read at the source >
The Runner-Up
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Frosted and American Pharoah, on the rail, turn into the stretch of the Travers Stakes. Keen Ice is to the outside. Photo credit: Arianna Spadoni/NYRA Steve Haskin had concerns before the Travers Stakes. Gary West felt a shiver of apprehension. Trainer Bob Baffert thought the Pennsylvania Derby was, possibly, better timing [...]
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 12:27 AM, Read at the source >
Digging Deep, Being Great
Via Pull the Pocket
It was almost seven years ago. I was at Mohawk and the great Somebeachsomewhere was racing in the Simcoe Stakes. He didn't seem to be quite himself on the racetrack, but as per usual, he fired to the lead and then grinded to the 3/4's like a 1-9 shot should. [...]
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 6:35 PM, Read at the source >
American Pharoah: Is The Show Over?
Via Paulick Report Features
In the immediate aftermath of Keen Ice's upset victory over heavily favored American Pharoah in Saratoga's Grade 1 Travers on Saturday, owner Ahmed Zayat hinted that the Triple Crown champion son of Pioneerof the Nile may have run his last race. “We're going to sit and think it over,” Zayat said [...]
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 5:28 PM, Read at the source >
The defeat hit like a ton of bricks. It was a crushing blow to the thousands who journeyed to Saratoga and those watching on TV. But the bottom line is that American Pharoah should not be blamed for this loss. He ran his heart out, having to withstanding pressure for [...]
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 3:15 PM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
In the wee hours of SATURDAY morning, the line-up to get into SARATOGA today for the Travers Stakes for just a glimpse at the great one – AMERICAN PHAROAH – is remarkable. Julie Wright photo AMERICAN PHAROAH doing his Friday morning gallop [...]
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 4:42 AM, Read at the source >
Are you ready for a PHANTASTIC day of racing? (thoughts on the Travers Stakes and more news on the regular posts here at Thoroughblog!) SATURDAY : Race 1 – POST Time – 1:00 PM First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor / .20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) .20 Superfecta Woodbine MAIDEN SPECIAL [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 6:11 PM, Read at the source >
Run on the under card of one the summer's biggest races, find more about one of the only two Grade 1 sprints for 3-year-old males. [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 1:10 PM, Read at the source >
Courtesy the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame When racing fans think of Travers-winning jockeys, they might think of Chris McCarron or Jerry Bailey, who each won Saratoga's flagship race three times. They might think of Javier Castellano, Braulio Baeza, Eddie Arcaro, or Pat Day, who won it four [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 9:00 AM, Read at the source >
The national advertising numbers for the last seven days just came in. Sitting at number 4 is a gambling daily fantasy sports site.The $12 million spent is about 12% of this company's 2014 revenues. They are investing a lot of money to gain and keep critical mass, as they fight [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 6:48 AM, Read at the source >
American Pharoah and George Alvarez. Photo NYRA/Susie Raisher The last time a horse won the Triple Crown, cable television didn't exist, much less social media like Twitter and Facebook. When Affirmed won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakesin 1978, he was the third horse to do so in six [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 6:00 AM, Read at the source >
Referred to as the Mid-Summer Derby, this race saw the last appearance of Man o'War as well as the last encounter between Affirmed and Alydar. [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 4:45 AM, Read at the source >
With her hands clasped together, owner Kiki Courtelis stood in the winner's circle at Saratoga Race Course earlier this month and watched with pride as her filly Stopchargingmaria walked toward her, led by her 83-year-old [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 12:58 AM, Read at the source >
In American racing, the discussion often centers around the need for superstars. Despite some key losses this year at the top level of competition, it's hard to lament a lack of star power when you have super mare Beholder putting on a breathtaking performance one weekend and American Pharoah displaying [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 9:39 PM, Read at the source >