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Rain, Rain: Saratoga Turf Racing, Betting Handle Take A Hit

A summer of heavy rain in the Northeast is taking its toll on Saratoga's betting handle. The Daily Racing Form reports all-sources handle for the first 22 days of the meet was down 9.1 percent from the same stretch last year. On-track wagering is down about 10 percent from 2017. According to NYRA, more than […]

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Rain, Rain: Saratoga Turf Racing, Betting Handle Take A Hit

A summer of heavy rain in the Northeast is taking its toll on Saratoga's betting handle. The Daily Racing Form reports all-sources handle for the first 22 days of the meet was down 9.1 percent from the same stretch last year. On-track wagering is down about 10 percent from 2017. According to NYRA, more than […]

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Bloodlines: Best Picks Another Impressive Winner With Instagrand

A wide-margin victory in the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar confirmed the grand-looking bay colt Instagrand (by Into Mischief) is a force of significance among the current 2-year-olds racing on the West Coast, a group which appears freakishly loaded with quality and talent. In both his debut on June 29 and in the Best […]

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Thoroughbred Owner Duncker Elected To Jockey Club Board Of Stewards

C. Steven Duncker has been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the vacant position left by Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps. Stuart S. Janney III, the chairman of The Jockey Club, was reelected to the board. Duncker is a retired partner of Goldman Sachs & Company. He is the founder and […]

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Battle Of Midway Could Run Before The End Of Del Mar Meet

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway, who was found to be subfertile earlier this year and subsequently returned to training, could be approaching his next start, according to drf.com. A six-furlong breeze in 1:13.80 on Sunday may indicate that Battle of Midway is ready to start during the Del Mar meeting, said trainer Jerry […]

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Mott: Hofburg, Elate ‘Both On Course’ For Travers, Personal Ensign

Grade 1 stakes-bound Hofburg and Elate came out of their Sunday breezes in good order, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said from his barn the day after the duo worked five furlongs on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. Hofburg, pointing towards the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 25, was credited […]

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Talk Veuve To Me ‘Deserves A Shot’ In Alabama

Grade 3 Indiana Oaks winner Talk Veuve to Me put in her last work before Saturday's Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at 1 ¼-miles, breezing four furlongs on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Monday morning. Trainer Rodolphe Brisset said her work, clocked in 47.95 seconds that was the second-fastest of 54, was impressive. Talk Veuve […]

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Irad Ortiz Pilots Five Stakes Winners To Jockey Of The Week Title

Five stakes wins at two different tracks, three of which were graded, was enough to solidify Irad Ortiz, Jr. as Jockeys' Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 6-12, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys' Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Heavyweight Midnight Bisou Has Asmussen ‘Excited’ For Alabama

Multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou put in the final touches Monday morning as the prospective favorite in Saturday's Grade 1 Alabama at the Spa, breezing four furlongs in 51.62 seconds for a final blowout in preparation for the race. “She breezed an easy half-mile for the Alabama and the filly has consistently done extremely […]

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Sistercharlie Now Highest-Ranked Turf Horse In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Four-year-old filly Sistercharlie moved to eighth on this week's NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll after her third Grade 1 win of the season in Saturday's Beverly D. at Arlington International Racecourse and is the top-rated turf horse in the Poll. The Beverly D. confirmed her status as the nation's leading turf female and her consistency at […]

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