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Fri Apr 8
2016
Steven Crist
Saturday, 7:00 pm: Exaggerator ($8.80) trounced seven opponents to win the Santa Anita Derby and complete an interesting and largely formful day of major stakes racing. Twelve of the 14 graded stakes were won at odds of 4-1 or less, including victories by seven morning-line favorites.
Fri Mar 25
2016
Steven Crist
[Update, Monday 3/28: The commenting function is now functional.] Saturday, 7:15 pm: Fourth choice Appa ($14.20) won the finale at Gulfstream to cap a Rainbow Six that paid $89,456.54 to 147 winners. If that doesn't sound like enough for four double-digit winners and six losing favorites, remember that it's a 20-cent and not a $2 payoff. The $2 win parlay of the six winners amounted to $211,256, and the $2 Rainbow payoff (not that anyone had it 10 times) was effectively $894,565.
Sat Nov 29
2014
Steven Crist
Today's featured Cigar Mile, the last of 10 races at Aqueduct, is the final Grade 1 race of the year in New York and the last until the Carter and the Wood Memorial next April. The Cigar Mile completes a pick-4 starting with a statebred allowance sprint and continuing through the last and longest juvenile graded stakes of the New York season, the G2 Demoiselle for fillies and the G2 Remsen for males, both at a mile and an eighth.
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.