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August 13, 2014
Chocolate Ride returns from a long layoff Friday at Woodbine in the ninth race. He doesn’t possess much turf breeding but deserves top billing in the $55,900 maiden special weight race, scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on grass.
The field for the $90,000 Sandy Blue Handicap on Friday night at Del Mar will very much depend on decisions made regarding the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks on Saturday, for several 3-year-old fillies entered in the Sandy Blue are also possible for the Oaks, ...
DRF handicapper Matt Bernier takes a closer look at juveniles running at Del Mar.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has added three stakes for statebreds to its schedule for this year. There will now be 21 Pennsylvania-bred stakes this year, six more than in 2013.
Finger Lakes has canceled two $50,000 stakes, the Tin Cup Chalice and the Shesastonecoldfox, to preserve purse money. The stakes were for New York-bred 2-year-olds and were scheduled for Nov. 1.
The seventh pick six carryover from 19 days of racing is up for grabs Wednesday at Del Mar, where the meet has been more chaotic than usual. Favorites have won 26 percent on Polytrack, 20 percent on turf.
August 12, 2014
Heavy rain Tuesday could force the two turf races on the card to be shifted to the Polytrack. Lane 1 will be used this week, which will culminate with Sunday’s $500,000 Breeders’ Stakes at 1 1/2 miles on grass.
Another Wednesday, another pick six carryover at Del Mar. Just like last Wednesday, the six-race sequence is brutally difficult. If you’re going to hit this, you’re going to need to be both sharp and lucky. Here’s my ticket:
The 338-acre parcel of land that is home to Fort Erie Race Track was recently sold to a partnership led by Buffalo, N.Y.-based developer Carl Paladino for an undisclosed price. The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium, which operates live racing at Fort ...
The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association hosted a banner renewal of its yearling and mixed sale on Monday, posting new records in gross and average sale price.