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August 23, 2014
DRF handicapper Dan Illman takes a closer look at juveniles running at Saratoga.
The card gets off to inscrutable starts as four of the first six races are for maidens and a couple of those are loaded with firsters, so it’s tough to take a stand using any of those.
Travers Stakes analysis by Steven Crist.
The Grade 2 Ballston Spa on Saturday at Saratoga is a bit light on numbers but that doesn't make it an easy race.
Trainer Chad Brown and the owners of Dayatthespa have decided to scratch from the Grade 2, $250,000 Ballston Spa Stakes on Saturday and await the $150,000 Yaddo Stakes for New York-breds on Sunday. Both races are 1 1/16 miles.
Opportunities are abundant Saturday at Del Mar, where a pick-six carryover of $106,668 is offered on races 5-10.
I’m keeping my powder dry early on this marathon card, making sure I still have firepower later in the day.
Captaintreacherous, the 2013 Pepsi North America Cup winner and two-time Pacer of the Year, has been scratched from Saturday's Canadian Pacing Derby elimination.
August 22, 2014
on Friday at Del Mar, jockey Drayden Van Dyke enjoyed one of the best moments of his young career when scoring his first stakes victory, an upset on Ann of the Dance in the $95,600 CTT and Thoroughbred Owners of California Handicap.
There is a pick six carryover of $106,668 for Saturday’s 10-race program. The carryover was clinched when Ann of the Dance ($59.20) won Friday’s sixth race, the TOC and CTT Handicap.