Quick Graded Stakes Picks for September 16, 2017

On an exciting day of graded stakes throughout North America, here are a few quick handicapping thoughts on some of the best races… Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs Hollywood Star and Ten City are deserving favorites based off their performances … Continued

A Single, Some Favorites, and a Longshot in the Woodward Day All-Stakes Pick 4

Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand Closing weekend at Saratoga kicks off this afternoon with a terrific card highlighted by four graded stakes races, including the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I). These four races will comprise an all-stakes Pick 4 that … Continued

Will Arrogate Offer Betting Value in the Pacific Classic?

Photo by Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup Other races might offer larger and more competitive fields, but for pure excitement and intrigue no race this weekend can match the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar, in which the … Continued

McPeek Seeks Another Sweep in Ellis Juvenile, Debutante

Sunny Skies winning the Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs – Coady Photography Ellis Park Press Release: Trainer Kenny McPeek took both of Churchill Downs’ closing-night stakes for 2-year-olds with the colt Ten City and the filly Sunny Skies and now shoots … Continued

Dak Attack Sticks to Game Plan: Ellis Park Juvenile

Coady Photography Ellis Park Press Release: Saratoga was Plan B. Ellis Park was Plan A for keeping talented 2-year-olds on course for this fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar and, hopefully, the 2018 Kentucky Derby. And Jason Loutsch isn’t kidding. … Continued

Keying Divisidero, Keystoneforvictory in the Arlington Million Pick 4

Coady Photography With large, competitive fields filled with potential live longshots, the late Pick 4 this afternoon at Arlington Park is shaping up to be an exciting sequence for bettors. Starting with the American St. Leger (gr. III) and continuing … Continued

Bricks and Mortar Looks Strong in Hall of Fame Stakes

Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand Earlier today, Goldikova, Good Night Shirt, Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza, Garrett Gomez, Thomas Voss, Matt Winn, Ogden Mills Phipps, and John Gaines were inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga … Continued

Handicapping a Wide-Open Sanford Stakes

Baffin breaking his maiden at Churchill Downs – Coady Photography Saratoga has long been known for its top-notch two-year-old racing, and on Saturday eight promising juvenile colts will head to the post for the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III), a … Continued

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