Posts Tagged ‘Jim Dandy’

Travers Stakes Loses the Likely Favorite

Injury and sickness continue to plague top 3-year-olds this year as Haskell Invitational winner Paynter, who would have been favored in the Travers Stakes, won’t make the $1 million Grade 1. The son of Awesome Again, who spent more than a week in a New Jersey veterinary clinic after spiking a fever several days after […]

Travers Dates Back to When Lincoln Was President

by Greg Melikov

posted on August 6, 2012 in Blogroll, Horse Racing, News and Announcements, | 4 Comments >>

The Travers is horse racing history personified – dating back to when Saratoga Race Course was in its second year and Honest Abe Lincoln was president of the divided United States. The so-called “Mid-Summer Derby” is the oldest stakes race for 3-year-olds in our great land. The racetrack is located in Saratoga Springs, about 160 […]

Alpha Will Be Dandy; Paynter Gets Nod in Haskell

by Greg Melikov

posted on July 25, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

The widest open of this weekend’s big races for 3-year-olds is Saturday’s $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga. The 49th renewal has attracted several graded stakes winners, but the top two sophomores are headed to Monmouth on Sunday for the 45th running of the $1 million Haskell Invitational. The Jim Dandy will be loaded with an […]

Will the Real 3-Year-Olds Please Stand Up?

by Horstradamus

posted on August 4, 2011 in Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Last weekend was huge racing for the 3-year-old division with the best of the crop showing up for the Jim Dandy and Haskell Invitational.  The interesting part, at least to this observer, was how one of those races contained one of the most exciting performances of the season by a 3-year-old and how the other […]