DRF.com Blogs: Steven Crist http://www.drf.com/blogs/171/feed en Saratoga Day 10: 7/28/2014 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-10-7282014 The nine-race, Day 10 card features the G2 Honorable Miss and a one-day $37k pick-6 carryover... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:38:12 +0000 Steven Crist 331455 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=0AlJeMLWyKUIodFVXTEVXc2Z3alBZYWpRQmVJeTBvd0E&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>12:35 pm</strong>: Sloppy and off the turf again after heavy morning rain  at Saratoga, where the nine-race, Day 10 card features the G2 Honorable Miss and a one-day $37k pick-6 carryover.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-10-7282014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 9: 7/27/2014 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-9-7272014 Like off-the-turf racing? Have I got a card for you. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:12:01 +0000 Steven Crist 331370 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=0AlJeMLWyKUIodHFEUlBHaXM5WjRNcmlYcTZ0UUhiQ2c&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>12:15 pm</strong>:All six grass races at Saratoga Sunday have been moved to the main track after heavy rain hit Saratoga late last night and this morning. Like off-the-turf racing? Have I got a card for you.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-9-7272014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 8: 7/26/2014 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-8-7262014 12:30 pm: Should the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, the feature at Saratoga today on Day 8, be a Grade 1 race? Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:01:25 +0000 Steven Crist 331283 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=0AlJeMLWyKUIodENrdFFwcEYxUnl3QlFFNGNScWt4c0E&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>12:30 pm</strong>: Should the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, the feature at Saratoga today on Day 8, be a Grade 1 race? It's an interesting question that can be argued either way.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-8-7262014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 7: 7/25/2014 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-7-7252014 12:50 pm: It's "15% Friday" at Saratoga, but what does that mean? Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:52:01 +0000 Steven Crist 331193 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="425" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodFlEUDZHNzVBcmVhVkh0ZDIxbFVQdkE&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-7-7252014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 5: 7/23/2014 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-5-7232014 Wake up! Wake up! You're going to miss the first steeplechase of the meeting... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:05:02 +0000 Steven Crist 330963 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> </p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="450" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AlJeMLWyKUIodEhrNmZWbW5BMXNpSWlvZUFFNzNselE&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>12:00 pm</strong>: Wake up! Wake up! You're going to miss the first steeplechase of the meeting, which goes at 12:25 today, 35 minutes earlier than the usual opener. (Same deal tomorrow, and most Wednesdays and Thursdays at the meet.)</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-5-7232014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 3: 7/20/2014 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-3-7202014 Oh how the mighty Coaching Club American Oaks has fallen. Once considered the fourth American “classic” along with the Triple Crown... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:11:22 +0000 Steven Crist 330679 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=0AlJeMLWyKUIodERuQWNlNE96S2VNeS1mN1A2WFRkR2c&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>12:05 pm: </strong>Oh how the mighty Coaching Club American Oaks has fallen. Once considered the fourth American “classic” along with the Triple Crown, it has been moved from Belmont to Saratoga, scaled from 10 or 12 furlongs to just 9. It has become at best the fourth most important race in the division behind the Kentucky Oaks, Alabama and Mother Goose.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-3-7202014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 2: 7/19/2014 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-2-7192014 12:00 noon: Day 2 at Saratoga is one of nine cards at the meeting with two or more of the meet's 33 graded stakes races... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:05:23 +0000 Steven Crist 330574 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=0AlJeMLWyKUIodFZEYmx0NVhSb21vU1hjSWFGemM5OFE&output=html&widget=true" width="590"></iframe></p> <p><strong>12:05 pm</strong>: Day 2 at Saratoga is one of nine cards at the meeting with two or more of the meet's 33 graded stakes races. Today's are the G3 Sanford for 2-year-olds, which goes as the 7th of 11, and the G1 Diana for older grass fillies, which has been carded as the 10th.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-2-7192014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Saratoga Day 1: 7/18/2014 http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-1-7182014 12:15 pm: They’ll be off at Saratoga in less than an hour and for only the third time in the last 34 years... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:14:42 +0000 Steven Crist 330462 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=0AlJeMLWyKUIodFZ6Wm1sRUVGUkNXekFlVnZydk9MNXc&output=html&widget=true" width="598"></iframe></p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/saratoga-day-1-7182014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belmont 7/5/14: A Derby/Oaks Late pick-4 http://www.drf.com/blogs/belmont-7514-derbyoaks-late-pick-4 I’m going to play the late pick-4 so I can duck race 5 (a turf sprint for NY-bred maidens)... Sat, 05 Jul 2014 18:52:51 +0000 Steven Crist 329219 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>Welcome back. Let's dip a few toes in the pre-Saratoga water with today's stakes-rich card at Belmont, which I wrote about in the Saturday column: <a href="http://www.drf.com/news/crist-big-race-days-keep-sizzle-going-new-york">http://www.drf.com/news/crist-big-race-days-keep-sizzle-going-new-york</a>.</p> <p>Here’s a little crib sheet on the five stakes, listing each entrant’s morning-line odds, highest Beyer on today’s surface type, and highest winning level:</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/blogs/belmont-7514-derbyoaks-late-pick-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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>