Saratoga, Day 5: I Arrive

(The rhyme was unintentional.) I’ll be making my yearly trip up to Saratoga this Wednesday and will be staying through the weekend. I’ll do my best to keep the updates as frequent as usual, which likely means I’ll be getting very little sleep—but who has time for sleep in Saratoga anyway? I found the first […]

Saratoga, Day 3: CCA Oaks Day

Sunday, July 20 Saratoga Race 3: Optional Claiming $80,000/N3X at 1 1/16 miles on the turf for fillies and mares 1 – Mariel N Kathy I expect that Gathering and Scampering will attract plenty of attention as they drop out of the New York (G2), but let’s be honest: beyond Riposte and Tannery, the rest […]

Saratoga, Day 2: A Pair of Perplexing Stakes Headline the Card

Saturday, July 19 Saratoga Race 2: Allowance N1X at six furlongs for NY-breds 2 – Ogermeister The first thing you must decide when handicapping this race is what you want to do with Groupthink. Obviously a repeat of his 95 Beyer maiden score would likely win this race, but it’s reasonable to doubt that he’ll […]

Opening Day at the Spa

Friday, July 18 Saratoga Is there anything better than opening day at Saratoga? Forty day of the best racing in the country lie ahead of us, and there will surely be a plethora of excellent wagering opportunities along the way. I’ll do my best to point out as many of these as possible, but as […]