Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday featuring action from historic Saratoga Race Course and Stakes competition from Woodbine Racetrack and Monmouth Park. Woodbine will kick-off the sequence with the Grade 2, $175,000 Nassau Stakes for older fillies and mares going one mile on the turf, in Race 6 at 3:45. A field of 12 is scheduled to … Continue reading Cross Country Pick 5

Finding A Longshot

When placing bets in horse racing, handicappers love to go after the elusive long-shot. The horse that is not-so-obvious and may be flying under the radar in regards to his capability and odds. Here are a couple of tips (in no particular order) that may help in nailing that big odds long-shot and put some major cabbage in your pocket. Its good to bet big … Continue reading Finding A Longshot

A BIG opening weekend At Saratoga

Opening weekend at the Saratoga Race Course was a HUGE success. The New York Racing Association says the 4-day opening weekend generated more than $90 million dollars in the all sources wagering handle. That number easily topping the corresponding 2020 and 2019 opening weekends. The total handle for the 41 race, four day opening was an increase of 12.2% from last years number, which was … Continue reading A BIG opening weekend At Saratoga

The Million Dollar Haskell

The 2021 running of the $1 Million dollar, Grade 1 Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park is Saturday July17th. Conspicuous by his absence from the Haskell is the old mad scientist himself- Bob Baffert. Baffert has Won the Jersey Shore’s signature race nine times. But Baffert is (for the time being) persona non grata at racetracks on this side of the country. The 1 1/8-mile Haskell, in … Continue reading The Million Dollar Haskell

Beginners Guide To Saratoga

Saratoga Springs has long been a summer playground for sports fans: the upstate New York town is home to one of the most storied racetracks in the world, and it’s been mecca for horse racing fans for hundreds of years. If you’re planning a trip to The Spa this summer here is quick beginners guide to the town and racetrack. WHO: Elite Racehorses And Their … Continue reading Beginners Guide To Saratoga

Mr. Harvey Pack

Harvey Pack, a pioneer in the field of on-air racing personalities whose curmudgeonly personality and dry sense of humor made him a favorite among New York horseplayers, died Tuesday at his New York City apartment after complications from cancer. He was 94. Mr. Pack was born and raised on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and he got hooked on the game by his father during racing’s … Continue reading Mr. Harvey Pack

Pletcher Makes Hall Of Fame

He broke into the thoroughbred racing business working as an assistant (1989-95) to legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Since hanging out his own training shingle, Todd Pletcher has Won 60 individual meet trainer titles as well as Winning 708 Graded Stakes, including 166 Grade 1’s. The 53-year-old Pletcher holds records for career earnings ($405,791,977) and Eclipse Awards and ranks 7th in Wins (5,118). He’s Won … Continue reading Pletcher Makes Hall Of Fame

Saratoga On Television

The New York Racing Association and FOX Sports announced Wednesday the return of Saratoga Live, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning television show providing in-depth coverage and analysis of the 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course. Saratoga Live will provide full card coverage of nearly every race day to a national audience on the FOX Sports family of networks beginning Thursday, July 15th. The 2021 summer meet, … Continue reading Saratoga On Television

Pimlico Jackpot Mandatory Pay Out

Fourth of July fireworks could start a little early for some lucky horseplayer(s) this year. A mandatory payout in the Rainbow 6, currently featuring a Maryland state record carryover jackpot, has been scheduled for Sunday’s Stakes-filled Independence Day holiday program at historic Pimlico Race Course. No horses were live to take down the jackpot entering last Sunday’s 7th race finale, Won by 4-5 favorite SAM … Continue reading Pimlico Jackpot Mandatory Pay Out