The Last Saturday in August

Travers Day is the most popular day of the summer racing season at Saratoga. “Saratoga’s Midsummer Derby” is a Grade 1, 1.25-million dollar race for 3-year-olds, While The Kentucky Derby falls on the First Saturday in May, Travers Day is always held on the last Saturday in August. Matthew Pappis checks in with his picks…

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Jim Dandy Day at Saratoga

(Post Time Approximately 4:25pm EST) Race 7 Grade III Amsterdam Strike Power (5): Last race wasn’t him. I’m convicnecd he’s much better than that race shows and we will get a square price on him. Engage (3): Should get another dream set up as he did in the Woody Stevens. The cut back should help…

Saturday at Saratoga

Race 8 Beautiful Street (5): Woke up when getting on the turf for the first time, should get an ideal set up stalking the speed.  First appeal (2): Comes in fresh for Rice and Jose Ortiz who went on a tear here last year. Really Proud (3): Clement was red hot to end the Belmont…

One More Race

Justify needs to win The Belmont on Saturday to become just the 2nd Triple Crown winner in the last 39-years. Matthew Pappis takes a look at the entire card for Saturday in Elmont, New York. Race 1: 7-1-3-6 Race 2 Easy Goer Stakes  High North (8): Looked loaded turning for home in the Peter Pan and…

Friday at Belmont

Race 1: 2-5-6-8 Race 2: 6 -12- 7- 5 Race 3 Grade III Bed O’ Roses Divine Miss Grey (5): The only one who wants to go with her early this race will be Chalon. She has speed rider Carmouche aboard and should try to take it to them early at a big price. She’ll be over…

Black Eyed Susan Day 2018

Round Two of The Triple Crown Series is upon us and before we get to The Preakness on Saturday, Pimlico will host Black Eyed Susan Day on Friday May 18th. Against The Number contributor and horse racing expert, Matthew Pappis weighs in with his thoughts. Race 7 Grade III Miss Preakness Almond Rocco (8): Toss…

Kentucky Oaks Day 2018

Race 1: 6-1 -4 Race 2:  8-7-4-12 Race 3: 10-8-5 Race 4:  6-1-11 -4 Race 5 Grade II Eight Belles Stakes  Mia Mischief (3): Looks like the one to beat second off the layoff with a good inside post to get position and play catch me if you can. Gas Station Sushi (5): Returned off a nine…

The Florida Derby

Race 1: 6-1-2-4  Race 2: 7-11-8-9  Race 3: 3-1-5-6  Race 4 The Cutler Bay  Therapist (1): Should sit a dream trip on the rail behind Speed Franco and Salmanazar and get out at the top of the stretch to run them down. Hoping the 3/1 morning line holds second off the layoff for Clement.  Speed…

The Belmont Stakes

Race 1:  4-7-1-5 Race 2 Easy Goer Stakes  West Coast (7): Ships in from California for Baffert and should get a great trip with little speed in the race. Local Hero (5): Never had a chance to run in the Pat Day Mile and should be improved here though he doesn’t like to win he…