Steven Crist

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Format: 2014-11-29
Sat Nov 1
2014
Steven Crist
12:50 pm ET: Happy Breeders' Cup Day. It's 25 minutes until the 1st at Santa Anita, only 2 hours and 15 minutes until the first Cup race, and a mere 7 hours and 45 minutes until trhe Classic at 8:35 ET/5:35 PT. Get comfortable.
Fri Oct 31
2014
Steven Crist
3:40 pm ET: Happy Halloween and Happy Breeders' Cup Friday. Not sure what's going to happen sooner: The first trick-or-treater at the door here on Long Island or the first of four Breeders' Cup Friday races, with the BC Juvenile Turf scheduled for 5:25 pm. I'm betting on a kid in a Frozen costume.
Sat Oct 11
2014
Steven Crist
Time was, a $138k Pick-6 carryover in New York would have been too high for a one-day carry and too low for a two-day carry. Now, it's what we start with for a triple carryover into today's rain-soaked card at Belmont. After being hit last Sunday, the wager eluded the public on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday cards. All of today's grass races except the G3 Knickerbocker have been switched to the main track, including 4 of the 6 Pick-6 races, which prompted 30 scratches from the original 64 entrants in races 5 through 10.
Sun Sep 28
2014
Steven Crist
Some notes on yesterday's two Super Saturday cards at Belmont and Santa Anita:
Thu Sep 11
2014
Steven Crist
12:05 pm: Ten minutes to first post at Gulfstream (yes, if you've been sleeping under a rock lately, they now race at Gulfstream in September, and 11 other months), where I'll be playing the Rainbow 6. It's certainly not due to the quality and importance of the card -- two maiden claimers, three conditioned claimers, and an N1x allowance -- but because there's a mandatory payout of the pool, which begins the day with $123k in the kitty.