DRF.com Blogs: Steven Crist http://www.drf.com/blogs/171/feed en Wood Memorial 2014 http://www.drf.com/blogs/wood-memorial-2014 12:55 pm: Right on cue for the first Grade 1 racing in these parts since Thanksgiving weekend, the sun is out and it's a pretty, mild and windy day in South Ozone Park... Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:54:27 +0000 Steven Crist 320442 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>12:55 pm</strong>: Five minutes to post for the first of a dozen races at Aqueduct, the 10th of them being the $1 million Wood Memorial Stakes. Here's the lineup, and I'll be filling in results as the afternoon unfolds.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="450" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodFBSNGk1dE12Z1otdTFPNmZ0OHZDaFE&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/wood-memorial-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Florida Derby Day http://www.drf.com/blogs/florida-derby-day 6:30 pm: Matador is the lone runner with only one live ticket, so the bet will continue to carry if anyone else wins. If Matador wins, one bettor gets $4.9 million.... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:27:05 +0000 Steven Crist 319783 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>1:20 pm</strong>: It's a cloudy Florida Derby Day here at Gulfstream Park, with black clouds rolling over the ocean but so far only a few sprinkles of the "spotty showers" in the forecast. The latest meteorological entrail-reading calls for some mid-day rain, but the dirt is fast and the grass firm, with three races in the books and 11 to go, culminating with the $1 million Florida Derby slated to go as the 14th race at 6:48 pm. Here's the lineup, and I'll be filling in results as the afternoon goes on, and on:</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/florida-derby-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eclipse Awards Voting http://www.drf.com/blogs/eclipse-awards-voting Here are the 17 Eclipse winners announced Saturday night, ranked in order of the percentage of the vote each winner received in his or her division... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 05:26:17 +0000 Steven Crist 314470 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p> HALANDALE, Fla. -- Here are the 17 Eclipse Award winners that were announced at Gulfstream Park  Saturday night, ranked in order of the percentage of the vote each winner received in his or her division. There were 249 ballots cast but abstentions in many categories including 52 in the steeplechase division and 29 in the voting for apprentice jockey:</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="430" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodFhudWJhNHB0Wkk3cDZ4cFkxeW5vUWc&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/eclipse-awards-voting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A Double Carryover to Ring Out 2013 http://www.drf.com/blogs/double-carryover-ring-out-2013 There's a two-day, $93k pick-6 carryover at Aqueduct for today's New Year's Eve card, and because it's the last day of 2013, the whole pool will be paid out .. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:21:15 +0000 Steven Crist 313055 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>11:15 am</strong>: There's a two-day, $93k pick-6 carryover at Aqueduct for today's New Year's Eve card, and because it's the last day of 2013, the whole pool will be paid out whether or not anyone goes 6 for 6. That, in addition to a final chance to make a little score to improve one's 2013 parimutuel balance sheet, makes it worth a look. I'll be playing.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/double-carryover-ring-out-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Column Companion: 3-year-old Champions and the Triple Crown http://www.drf.com/blogs/column-companion-3-year-old-champions-and-triple-crown Of the 42 previous Eclipse champion 3-year-olds, not one finished worse than third in even two Triple Crown races, much less worse than sixth in all three... Eclipse Awards Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:43:12 +0000 Steven Crist 312503 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p>The Saturday column ( www.drf.com/news/steven-crist-will-take-charge-follows-rarely-taken-path-championship ) discusses the remarkable turnaround of Will Take Charge's 2013 campaign, which is about to be rewarded with a Champion 3-year-old Eclipse Award and is even garnering him some support for Horse of the Year, despite his distant finishes in all three Triple Crown races.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/column-companion-3-year-old-champions-and-triple-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeders' Cup Day 2: November 2, 2013 http://www.drf.com/blogs/breeders-cup-day-2-november-2-2013 12:45 pm: More than two hours until the first of today's nine Breeders' Cup races, but just 30 minutes until the start of the biggest pick-5 pool in the bet's history, with just over $891k Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:45:32 +0000 Steven Crist 309146 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="460" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodGpyUHM0em9UbWdieURxY0IzeHpBc0E&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>12:45 pm</strong>: More than two hours until the first of today's nine Breeders' Cup races, but just 30 minutes until the start of the biggest pick-5 pool in the bet's history, with just over $891k carried over afternobody hit the wager amid the longshot parade in yesterday's early races.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/breeders-cup-day-2-november-2-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeders' Cup Friday: November 1, 2013 http://www.drf.com/blogs/breeders-cup-friday-november-1-2013 7:55 pm: Let the debate begin over who should be the nation's champion 3-year-old filly... Breeders' Cup Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:40:03 +0000 Steven Crist 309020 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>12:40 pm</strong>: One hour to first post at Santa Anita for Breeders' Cup Friday, an 11-race card where the five Cup races are the 6th through 10th, ending with the titanic clash among Beholder, Princess of Sylmar and Royal Delta in the Distaff.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/breeders-cup-friday-november-1-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eve of BC Friday: Carryover, Odds & Ends http://www.drf.com/blogs/eve-bc-friday-carryover-odds-ends I normally don't play SoCal carryovers, even if they start with $439k in the kitty like today's does, but since it's the eve of Breeders' Cup Friday... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:32:53 +0000 Steven Crist 308986 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><span class="inline-photo float-right"></span>4:30 pm</strong> (ET): I normally don't play SoCal carryovers, even if they start with $439k in the kitty like today's does, but since it's the eve of Breeders' Cup Friday, I might as well follow along and it's not as much fun to follow along if you're not playing, so I've quick-capped it and will be putting in some tickets shortly.<p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/eve-bc-friday-carryover-odds-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Column Companion: The BC Pre-entries http://www.drf.com/blogs/column-companion-bc-pre-entries Here's your annual Breeders' Cup pre-entries cheat sheet, an at-a-glance summary of the preliminary lineups for the 14 races and the records of the 172 horses... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:04:34 +0000 Steven Crist 308182 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's your annual Breeders' Cup pre-entries cheat sheet, an at-a-glance summary of the preliminary lineups for the 14 races and the records of the 172 horses pre-entered for them. This chart is the source for today's column (<a href="http://www.drf.com/news/steven-crist-breeders-cup-numbers">click here</a>) on the leaders and combined stats of the entire pre-entered group. </p> <p>The table should be self-explanatory. The "HWL" column header stands for "Highest Winning Level," referring to the top level of race won by each horse.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/column-companion-bc-pre-entries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belmont 10/4/2013: $485k Pick-6 Carryover http://www.drf.com/blogs/belmont-1042013-485k-pick-6-carryover A triple carryover of $485,964 into Friday's card will create the third seven-digit Pick-6 pot of this carryover-crazy Belmont Park fall meeting Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:53:43 +0000 Steven Crist 306309 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>12:55 pm</strong>: Here we go again go again go again. A triple carryover of $485,964 into Friday's card will create the third seven-digit Pick-6 pot of this carryover-crazy Belmont fall meeting.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/belmont-1042013-485k-pick-6-carryover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belmont 9/28/2013: Jockey Club Gold Cup Day http://www.drf.com/blogs/belmont-9282013-jockey-club-gold-cup-day Happy Jockey Club Gold Cup Day at Belmont Park, where it's fast and firm, sunny and 73 degrees... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 17:41:06 +0000 Steven Crist 305795 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="465" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodHQ1VVZHa09aYVhaUl9wcXlxdUJaQmc&output=html&widget=true" width="599"></iframe></p> <p><strong>1:15 pm</strong>: Happy Jockey Club Gold Cup Day at Belmont Park, where it's fast and firm, sunny and 73 degrees. A few housekeeping notes about the 11-race card, which includes 5 of the 9 Grade 1 races at the meeting:</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/belmont-9282013-jockey-club-gold-cup-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belmont 9/19/2013: $539k Pick-6 Carryover http://www.drf.com/blogs/belmont-9192013-539k-pick-6-carryover A $539,765 triple pick-6 carryover, and a peculiar pick-5 with four stakes races including two steeplechases, will make for an unusual and challenging Thursday afternoon of exotic wagering at Belmont Park. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:53:44 +0000 Steven Crist 305036 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carryover </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>12:55 pm</strong>: A $539,765 triple pick-6 carryover, and a peculiar pick-5 with four stakes races including two steeplechases, will make for an unusual and challenging Thursday afternoon of exotic wagering at Belmont Park.</p> <p>The first two races on the 10-race card, the $75k William Entenmann and the $150k Lonesome Glory (a G1 steeplechase) are over the fences. Those are the first two legs of a pick-5 that continues through a four-horse $100k Parlo Stakes in the 3rd and a seven-horse Spite the Devil stakes for statebred milers in the 5th.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/belmont-9192013-539k-pick-6-carryover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 9/11/13: $137k Double Carry at Belmont http://www.drf.com/blogs/91113-137k-double-carry-belmont It's a hot and humid Wednesday at Belmont Park, where nobody picked six opening weekend, creating a $137, 011 pick-6 carryover for the third card of the meet... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:14:35 +0000 Steven Crist 304377 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="430" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodGZLcjUya1E2Y2FsSC1YNEpnOVE1VHc&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>1:15 pm</strong>: It's a hot and humid Wednesday at Belmont Park, where nobody picked six opening weekend, creating a $137, 011 pick-6 carryover for the third day of the meeting. Time to jump in the pool.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/91113-137k-double-carry-belmont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 40: September 2, 2013 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-40-september-2-2013 Closing Day at Saratoga, a 10-race card starting at 12:30pm, shapes up as a sloppy scratchfest, with all six turf races rained onto the main track and 54 scratches off the program so far.... Mon, 02 Sep 2013 15:43:50 +0000 Steven Crist 303636 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="440" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodE5iaEtVb0VhdzdWMnFVNklETjZNX1E&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>11:45 am</strong>: Into a each meet a little rain must fall, and Saratoga closes today with plenty. Day 40 shapes up as a sloppy scratchfest, with all six turf races rained onto the sloppy main track.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-40-september-2-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 39: September 1, 2013 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-39-september-1-2013 2:40 pm: The 8th race at Saratoga, second leg of a Pick-6 with a $139k carryover, was just taken off the turf. ML favorites Eddy's Time and Done Smoking are now scratched and MTO La Java will run... Sun, 01 Sep 2013 16:45:45 +0000 Steven Crist 303507 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="450" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodHVHajUtYmU2Yl9tYUE1ckxxZk1adnc&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-39-september-1-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 38: August 31, 2013 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-38-august-31-2013 Heavy overnight rains have left course conditions sloppy and yielding, and all turf races except the G2 Baruch are off the grass... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 16:42:08 +0000 Steven Crist 303399 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="450" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodF9rRWJMaUZtQ2VLeGV2OVMtdkNTUHc&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>12:40 pm</strong>: You didn't think we were going to get through a whole Saratoga without one rain-drenched Satujrday, did you?</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-38-august-31-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 37: August 30, 2013 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-37-august-30-2013 I didn't sleep through today's first three races and neither did you: Post time for Day 37 is 2:30 pm, the lone twilight card of the 2013 meet... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:58:47 +0000 Steven Crist 303324 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="420" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodHFBZXNKQnZXZFhhOXoxeUN2Rk5wQ2c&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>2:00 pm</strong>: I didn't sleep through today's first three races and neither did you: Post time for Day 37 is 2:30 pm, the lone twilight card of the 2013 meet.</p> <p>The nine-race card with last post scheduled for 6:59 pm includes two $100k stakes, four races for statebred juveniles, and a showdown between the popular old warriors Caixa Electronica in a starter handicap.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-37-august-30-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 36: August 29,2013 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-36-august-292013 A $273k pick-6 carryover and the With Anticipation Stakes for 2-year-old turfers headline a fast/firm Day 36, which begins with the final two steeplechase races of the meeting. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:02:04 +0000 Steven Crist 303184 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="440" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodDlZcnpDWWJJcFZCODRpMXVFUHlsOVE&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>12:00 pm</strong>: A $273,760 pick-6 carryover and the With Anticipation Stakes for 2-year-old turfers headline a fast/firm Day 36, which begins with the final two steeplechase races of the meeting.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-36-august-292013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 35: August 28, 2013 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-35-august-28-2013 Double pick-6 carryover of $273,760 to Thursday at Saratoga! Image of Disco's front-running victory at 14-1 in the 9th killed any live tickets... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:26:56 +0000 Steven Crist 303055 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="430" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodEZRMXU5dXFPV0lrOVVJSnVUTm1aRWc&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>12:30 pm</strong>: Where did the summer go? It's the start of Closing Week at Saratoga, with a 10-race Day 35 card that includes the My Flag Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, the P.G. Johnson Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, and a $65,602 pick-6 carryover from Monday.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-35-august-28-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 34: August 26, 2013 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-34-august-26-2013 Congrats to the weekly NTRA poll voters for getting it right and ranking Game On Dude over Wise Dan, by a 31-15 tally, in the wake of his tremendous Pacific Classic victory.... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:46:36 +0000 Steven Crist 302744 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-carryover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Crist </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="430" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodGdSZzRUbG1DRW9TUE9QV3R5MnVpWXc&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>12:45 pm</strong>: It's 74 and sunny with a 60 percent chance of afternoon thundershowers at Saratoga, where Day 34 begins fast and firm.</p> <p>Today's two stakes are the $100k Smart and Fancy for turf-sprinting fillies and the $100k Saratoga Dew for statebred fillies at 9f on the dirt.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-34-august-26-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p>