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July 19, 2014
Several of the contenders for the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell at Monmouth Park on July 27 tuned up on Saturday morning.
Geaux Wando’s form dramatically improved when he was stretched out to 1 3/8 miles three weeks ago.
The nine juveniles entered in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sanford Stakes, the first graded stakes of the year for 2-year-old males in New York, fall into three categories: The 1-2 finishers from Belmont’s Tremont Stakes June 20; the 1-2 finishers from the G3 ...
DRF handicapper Dan Illman takes a closer look at juveniles running at Saratoga.
“Non-favorite-single” is the theme of a three-leg sequence (races 7-9) Saturday at Del Mar, where the Grade 2 San Clemente Handicap is the anchor. The objective is to get live to Morning Fix, listed at 6-1.
Here come the 2-year-olds. They swamped the entries on Saturday at Del Mar, where a maiden special weight was split. It will be run as races 1 and 5.
July 18, 2014
While I like several horses on the July 19 card, the races fell in such a way that leveraging those opinions in pick-whatevers was difficult. In the end, I settled for a late pick four on races 8-11.
Del Mar has a full 11-race card for the first Saturday of its summer meeting, and I’ll look to make my first play in the opener.
When My Fiona and Lost Bus brushed early in the stretch of Friday’s $100,500 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes at Del Mar, My Fiona responded by taking revenge on her rival.
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens said Friday he will need to undergo a full knee replacement next week after doctors informed him that the damage to his right knee is more severe than first believed, including a completely torn anterior cruciate ligament.