Posts Tagged ‘Saratoga Race Course’

Free Selections / Opening Day Saratoga / 7-19-2013

Since 1863, the sleepy town of Saratoga Springs comes to life. That is if you are a racing fan and love the sport of kings. Once upon a time, the area allowed one to recline and rejuvenate with the healing waters of the natural springs. You can still visit the historic landscape, but I would make your […]

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 […]

Summer Stakes Lie Ahead for Three-Year-Olds

Two summer stakes races rich in history and purse money lie ahead for 3-year-olds. Each contest is worth $1 million. The 45th Haskell Invitational, scheduled on July 29, is named for the first president and chairman of the Monmouth Park Jockey Club who served for two decades until his death in 1966. The track on […]

New Race Meets Starting Up Coast to Coast

by Horstradamus

posted on September 9, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

As the weather cools down a bit and the autumn weather slowly arrives, the major race meets of the summer are wrapping up and other tracks are getting ready to open their doors. After another successful summer at Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Authority (NYRA) will shift the action to Belmont Park for […]

Travers Stakes Preview and Picks at Saratoga Race Course

by Horstradamus

posted on August 25, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, News, Other Events | 1 Comment >>

On Wednesday August 24 the field for the 142nd Travers Stakes was drawn at Saratoga Race Course.  In a racing season that has seen the same group of top 3-year-olds winning one big race only to fall short next time out, racing fans are looking for a definitive performance by one of the top choices […]

Free Saratoga Picks for August 11th Late Pick-4 (All Turf)

by Horstradamus

posted on August 10, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Other Events | 3 Comments >>

On Thursday, August 11th the late Pick-4 is all about turf racing.  So if you love the green grass at the Spa, you should definitely plan on throwing down a bet.  The late Pick-4 at Saratoga has been attracting a nice handle averaging around $350,000, which has resulted in generous payoffs for sharp players.  Here […]

Saratoga Race Course – Expect the Unexpected

by Horstradamus

posted on July 25, 2011 in Horse Racing, News | 1 Comment >>

Last Friday marked the start of the 143rd summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. For the next six weeks horse racing fans from all over the country will be focused on what many believe to be the highest quality racing meet in North America. On tap at the Spa will be a total of 17 […]

Free Saratoga Pick 4 Selections – Woodward Stakes

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 4, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips, Other Events | No Comments >>

OK, the undercard has gotten us this far. It is time to step up, and take advantage of the $500,000 guaranteed Pick-4. Here is an outline that you may want to run against the tier levels, and see if they may allow for a big score in a series of races that may have a […]

Free Saratoga Picks

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 3, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

There is an incredible card at the Spa, but there are some sweet plays on the undercard that just may get you going to build your daily bankroll. Saratoga – Saturday Race #1 – #2 Rose Catherine (2-1) J.J Castellano in the saddle for Todd Pletcher (28%). They are ITM 67% as a team, and […]

Free Saratoga Tips

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 29, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | 1 Comment >>

Now, there won’t be any Rachel Alexandra in this selection sheet, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love her. The Personal Ensign is a big race, and is sandwiched in the middle of the Pick-4.  I would take the chance, and see what turns up, but in the meantime, let’s get fat on some early […]