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» Upstart Travers decision has to be agonizing for Violette
08/28/15 05:20 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
To take on American Pharoah , or not to take on American Pharoah, that is the question. For Rick Violette , there are no easy answers. His charge, Upstart is a very good horse, and after one race under his belt following a layoff, all re...

» Picks and Ponderings: Travers Day!
08/27/15 22:55 from Blinkers Off
The biggest day of the Saratoga meet is almost upon us: Travers Day. Over at Picks and Ponderings, we dive into all the stakes on the card: six Grade I events and a Grade II.  I handicap the Travers Stakes (GI), the Forego Stakes (GI), t...

» 2015 Arlington-Washington Lassie Preview
08/27/15 20:26 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
The biggest even of the racing weekend is Travers Day from Saratoga, and the Picks and Ponderings duo has a detailed look at Travers Day. However, this week Arlington stages the fillies-only complement to last week's Arlington-Washington...

» 2015 Travers Day Stakes Preview
08/27/15 19:05 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
Saratoga is summertime racing's biggest talking point.  No other meet has a contest that sees players from near and far try to take down large cash prices while negotiating the forty racing days of the Spa.  No other meet sees people ren...

» thank you for everything, Palace Malice.
08/27/15 14:50 from Blinkers Off
On September 5 of last year, Palace Malice retired.  September 5 of this year was supposed to be a little different: a start in the Woodward. That will not happen.  Today, Palace Malice retired. Again. I had not given up, despite how har...

» Yaddo, Yaddo, Yaddo … Discreet Marq looms large
08/27/15 13:33 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
Three summers ago, Discreet Marq made her turf debut at Saratoga Race Course , and yadda, yadda, yadda, a beautiful grass career was born. In her most recent start at the Upstate New York racing mecca, the gorgeous, gray daughter of Disc...

» The Travers Undercard is Smoking Hot
08/26/15 13:20 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
All eyes will be on American Pharoah as he takes on Texas Red, Frosted, et al in the Travers , but the undercard for the big race is worth getting excited about, as well … Forego (Grade 1) Private Zone is one of the best horses in the Un...

» Remember This Race?
08/25/15 14:59 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
Race Clue #1 -  A field of 12 lined up for this traditional summertime blockbuster, and half of them would go off at odds between 7-2 and 8-1. Race Clue #2 - The field was comprised of horses coming from three different surfaces and...

» Spotlight On…Montana Kid
08/24/15 21:04 from Blinkers Off
Making sense of a horse coming in off a six-month layoff often proves difficult.  Twelve months, even moreso. In Saturday’s fifth race at Arlington, Montana Kid (Empire Maker – Keeping the Gold, by Langfuhr) hit the track for...

» “Jess’s Dream is a reality!”
08/24/15 16:21 from Blinkers Off
Breeding the best to the best always requires that final step of hoping for the best.  Today, we found out that Curlin and Rachel Alexandra produced a real racehorse. I overheard some chatter about Jess’s Dream yesterday, and my he...

» Beholder and American Pharoah: The Hits Keep on Coming in 2015
08/24/15 09:27 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
This racing season that is 2015 just keeps getting better and better. I mean c’mon -- A daughter of Henny Hughes beating Grade 1 males at ten furlongs, and doing it by more than eight lengths? It’s unheard of! But of course, this is the ...

» Samantha Nicole and Jess’s Dream: Big day for Rachel Alexandra fans
08/23/15 15:52 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
Just 22 days after Rachel’s Valentina came out running with a very promising debut victory, the many fans of the soon to be Hall of Famer, Rachel Alexandra will get a double dose of family members to root on, as trainer Kiaran McLaughlin...

» dispatches from Team Princess
08/23/15 10:09 from Blinkers Off
I am team Princess of Sylmar. Two years ago, I was just starting to gravitate closer to horse racing.  Through no real deliberation of my own, I landed on The Princess as my three-year-old filly of 2013.  Maybe her long odds in the Kentu...

» Shogood Proves Best in the Arlington-Washington Futurity
08/22/15 19:37 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS -- On June 19, in a juvenile maiden special weight at Arlington, all eyes were on The Zip Zip Man.  He obliged as the buzz horse and the odds-on favourite, but there was one horse in the field who finished in the same z...

» Appealing Tale Deserved a Big One
08/22/15 14:08 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
The Peter Miller trained Appealing Tale had been knocking on the door of late. After a big optional claimer score back in late May, the five-year-old son of Tale of the Cat ran two big races only to finish second in both the Grade 1 Trip...

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