Kendrick Carmouch

Look up the word optimistic in the dictionary and alongside the written definition will be a picture of jockey Kendrick Carmouche. As an example; the other day, Carmouche was asked what was his best finish in the Pennsylvania Derby? The 37-year-old rider smiled – he’s always smiling – and replied, “Saturday. It will be on Saturday.” On record, Carmouche’s best finish in the signature race … Continue reading Kendrick Carmouch

The Boys Are Back In Town

Live racing resumes at beautiful Belmont Park on Thursday, September 16th. First race Post Time is 2:05 for the Twilight racing card. For more than a century, Belmont as been the stage for many of racing’s greatest legends, from CURLIN to RACHEL ALEXANDRA, and SEABISQUIT to CIGAR to name a few. Significant increases to purses were made for the Belmont Spring and Summer meets across … Continue reading The Boys Are Back In Town

LIAR

The Bob Baffert catalog of disaster added another item Friday, when the New York Racing Association charged him with detrimental conduct. A September 27th video hearing will give Baffert, a two-time Triple Crown-Winning trainer, his chance to refute the charges. If the charges hold, Baffert’s rights to train horses or enter races at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course would be either suspended … Continue reading LIAR

Pick 4 and 5 $trategies

The Pick 4 and the Pick 5 are often considered the most glamorous wagers in racing. Especially on big racing days, when bettors pore over the sequences, trying to find the best way to hit and make a big score. The goal of a Pick 4 is to pick four consecutive Winners. The bet was introduced at Churchill Downs during the 2000 Breeders’ Cup and quickly spread … Continue reading Pick 4 and 5 $trategies

Jockey Club Winner Is…

With the running of the $1 million dollar Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes on Saturday, the 1 1/4 mile Grade 1 will make its first appearance at Saratoga Race Course. All of the field with the exception of last year’s Winner HAPPY SAVER will be trying to Win their first Grade 1 race, along with a win and you’re in spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on … Continue reading Jockey Club Winner Is…

The Jockey Gold Cup Stakes

The feature race this Saturday at Saratoga Race Course is something entirely new for the acclaimed upstate New York track. The 103rd running of the Jockey Gold Cup Stakes will be held for the very first time at Saratoga after primarily being held at Belmont Park over the course of the past century (it was held at Aqueduct several times between 1958 & 1974). Through the years, the Jockey Club Gold Cup has … Continue reading The Jockey Gold Cup Stakes

ESSENTIAL Talent

In an age when too many horses are either retired abruptly or are unable to retain their form, hard-nosed ESSENTIALLY QUALITY showed why he is standing the test of time, in the 152nd edition of the Travers Stakes. He became the 29th horse to complete the Belmont-Travers double. He stands as the first Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner to capture the Travers since STREET SENSE in … Continue reading ESSENTIAL Talent

The Travers Stakes

The Travers Stakes is listed as race 12 on a marathon card of 13 at Saratoga Race Course, with a scheduled Post Time of 6:15. Here is a look at the field for tomorrow’s feature event. 1. MIDNIGHT BOURBON [ML 9-2] Trainer: Steve Asmussen. Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.  In 10 career starts, he has hit the board in eight, with the exceptions coming in the Kentucky … Continue reading The Travers Stakes