TODAY July 30, 2014
Palace Malice, the leading older male dirt horse in training, drew post 5 and was installed as the even-money favorite for Saturdays’ Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney Invitational at Saratoga.
DRF handicapper Dan Illman looks at Thursday's race for juveniles at Saratoga.
After washouts Sunday and Monday, we’re back to beautiful weather, with the main track fast and the turf courses labeled “good.”
Wednesday’s late pick four sequence at Saratoga, starting in race 7, is interesting. Let’s take a swing at it.
YESTERDAY July 29, 2014
There’s no shortage of speed in Wednesday’s Coronation Cup, where most of the 3-year-old fillies entered can be classified as early-pace types. The skull-buster of a turf sprint brings together horses from far and wide, and handicappers must evaluate ...
Todd Pletcher has enjoyed too much success at Saratoga to lament the ones that got away. One can forgive him, however, for still agonizing over last year’s Travers when Palace Malice stumbled at the start, was last early, and rallied to finish fourth, ...
DRF handicapper Dan Illman takes a closer look at juveniles running at Saratoga.
Scott Blasi returned to work for trainer Steve Asmussen at Saratoga on Tuesday, four months after the longtime assistant was fired for inappropriate behavior detailed in a video released by the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The question is not whether trainer Jonathan Sheppard will win the $100,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase at Saratoga for a record seventh time. The question is with which of his potent three-horse entry will he win it?
Trainer David Jacobson will try to end a bad month on a good note when he sends Big Business out as the likely favorite in Thursday’s $100,000 Evan Shipman Stakes for New York-breds at Saratoga.