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September 18, 2014
Greg Gangle's analysis of the Saturday 9/20 card at Mohawk Racetrack.
DRF Plus graded stakes analysis for the Charles Town Oaks.
Some names have changed, but Del Mar’s November race meeting will offer a program of 14 stakes similar to what was offered at Hollywood Park before that track closed last year. Del Mar announced its stakes schedule, worth $2,250,000, on Wednesday.
Golden Gate Fields announcer Michael Wrona will call the final three days of the Los Alamitos fall Thoroughbred meet, starting Friday.
The Grade 3, $500,000 Charles Town Oaks on Saturday night appears to be an ideal middle ground for 3-year-old fillies who are either just starting to come to hand or whose connections don’t wish to tackle Grade 1 competition.
Pants On Fire has run some strong races this year, but he’s still looking for his first win of the season, and trainer Kelly Breen hopes the “ticket” is Saturday night’s $100,000 Wild and Wonderful on the Grade 3, $500,000 Charles Town Oaks undercard.
I thought it would be interesting to find trainers at Churchill Downs who reward bettors most when their horses are well regarded at the mutuel windows.
Before you go betting the ranch on California Chrome Saturday in the Pennsylvania Derby, you might want to consider some cautionary recent history.
Saturday, California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in the spring, returns to the races in Saturday’s Grade 2, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx.
You’d expect to find a foursome on the golf course but not too often on the racetrack. Such will be the case, however, Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where trainer Marty Wolfson sends out four of the 11 starters in the $90,000 Musical Romance Stakes.