And just like that, the meet is over.  Thank you everyone for following along, I will see you at the Santa Anita Meet! Fall Meet begins October 1 Race 6 Classically (Outside) and She’s So Nice Worked 4 Furlongs at Del Mar on August 22nd, 2021 I’m not completely sold on this one because oddly […]

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RACE 6 Cause She’s a Lady (1) Cause She’s a Lady (Outside), Pass Interference (Middle) and Music Festival Worked 4 Furlongs at Del Mar on July 31st, 2021 Mike Puype chucking a firster into stakes but I like the work at the end of July and she’s only gotten better.  On the outside of horses […]

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Race 1 Mirasol (Outside) and Benedict Canyon Worked 5 Furlongs in 1:00.80 at Del Mar on August 14th, 2021 A pair of Bafferts here that have worked in company.  Mirasol has the fitness advantage with the race under the belt but was very keen here to go on.  Benedict Canyon looked loaded and restrained but […]

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Let’s be frank. There’s nothing simple about picking winners. That’s especially true during ultra-competitive Saratoga and Del Mar meetings. Saturday cards at the Spa and Where the Turf Meets the Surf are great examples of how players can find solid horses with real chances to win at great odds. But it’s not easy. Putting 5 […]

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Updated every Wednesday, the Primed and Ready List identifies horses that have recorded an outstanding workout within the past seven days and appear ready for a top performance. Workouts originate from Southern California (Santa Anita/Del Mar), New York (Saratoga/Belmont Park) and Florida (Palm Meadows) and can be viewed by clicking the link included in the […]

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Updated every Wednesday, the Primed and Ready List identifies horses that have recorded an outstanding workout within the past seven days and appear ready for a top performance. Workouts originate from Southern California (Santa Anita/Del Mar), New York (Saratoga/Belmont Park) and Florida (Palm Meadows) and can be viewed by clicking the link included in the […]

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Specifically designed for the rolling exotic player, Jeff Siegel’s “Daily Analysis and Wagering Strategies” isolates those horses that should be included in daily doubles, pick-3s, pick-4s, pick-5s, and the pick-6. * The selections are posted at 6:00 a.m. and updated later in the morning to reflect late scratches and changes (approximately 10:30 a.m.). For additional […]

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Week 2 of Xpressbet’s entertaining and profitable Fun in the Sun competition is Saturday and it’s your chance to make hay while the sun shines on racing at Saratoga and Del Mar. The competition is limited to Xpressbet account holders only and awards cash and Final Table seats to top players each Saturday.   There’s […]

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Summer fun in the sun begins Saturday when weekends start to include racing from Saratoga and Del Mar. One look at entries for either track will trigger a horseplayer’s mouth to water. Fields are thick and contention runs deep. Through Labor Day weekend, the action will be entertaining and challenging to all players and particularly […]

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There’s an entertaining late pick 5 at Belmont Park scheduled for Saturday that includes an interesting Grade 1 sophomore turf double-header. However, the arrival of Elsa has fans concerned. Now, Elsa’s not a Group 1-level filly from Ireland trained by Aiden O’Brien who’ll handle soft turf. We’ve already got one of those in Belmont Oaks […]

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Saturday, the Gr. 3, $200k Smile Sprint and Gr. 2 $350k Princess Rooney are ‘Invitational’ meats in a tasty Gulfstream Park Pick 4 sandwich. The former, afternoon’s 10th race at 5:02 pm ET, is a six-furlong sprint with a field of 8 topped by the versatile 6-year-old Gulfstream specialist #6 Diamond Oops. He’s 5-2 on […]

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If you’re in a Friday gambling mood (and who isn’t?), there are a few spots that seem tailor made to give this Memorial Day holiday weekend a flying start and they all center around what’s happening at Pimlico. Two weekends ago, the Baltimore track was the center of the racing universe when it hosted the […]

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First things first…Congratulations to Rombauer, winner of the 2021 Preakness Stakes, which fittingly returned to its intended calendar position on the third Saturday in May. Weekend weather cooperated magnificently to deliver a pair of spectacularly clear and cool spring Black-Eyed Susan/Preakness afternoons. Fast and firm course conditions, a rarity for the Baltimore-based non-Camden Yards double-header, […]

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Nearly two weeks ago, official race results for the 147th Kentucky Derby were etched into history books.   Not so fast, my four-hooved friend!   To say that a lot has transpired since would be an open-lengths understatement. Derby winner Medina Spirit’s initial post-race drug tests revealed an apparent rules infraction based on the presence […]

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The 147th Kentucky Derby is in the books. Hats off to winner Medina Spirit and to his connections, including trainer Bob Baffert, who became the winningest Kentucky Derby conditioner in history. Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez won his fourth Derby and second consecutive Run for the Roses at the age of 49 and cemented […]

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