Date, Race, Track, Breeders’ Cup Division Oct 1, Vosburgh Invitational Stakes, Belmont Park, TwinSpires SprintOct 1, FrontRunner Stakes, Santa Anita Park, Sentient Jet JuvenileOct 1, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational, Belmont Park, Longines TurfOct 1, Zenyatta Stakes, Santa Anita Park, Longines DistaffOct 1, Chandelier Stakes, Santa Anita Park, 14 Hands Winery Juvenile FilliesOct 1, Rodeo Drive Stakes, Santa Anita Park, Filly & Mare TurfOct 1, Awesome Again Stakes, Santa Anita Park, ClassicOct 2, Sprinters Stakes,
By Papo Morales, AmWager An outstanding day of racing at Woodbine on Saturday with a stakes filled card and several multi-race guarantees including $150k early Pick 4, $250k late Pick 4 and a $100k late Pick 5. With rolling pick 3’s and .20 cent incremental base bets on all the “pick” wagers, there are several opportunities to get involved with the exotic wagers and with potentially minimum investments. It’s worth noting that AmWager will be
By Papo Morales, AmWager Race 8 One Dreamer Stakes 1 mile 70 yards A contentious field of ten fillies and mares looking to take the winner’s share of the $150,000 purse racing over the undulating Kentucky Downs turf course. Morning line favoritism falls on Annulment (5-2) for trainer Vicki Oliver. The Broken Vow mare has been a graded stakes performer throughout her career, albeit many of those races were at distances longer than Saturday’s race.
By Papo Morales, AmWager Race 11 Grade 1 Travers Stakes: A full field of 14 three-year-olds looking to win the 147th running of the Mid-Summer Derby, the Travers Stakes. The grade one race was first run in 1864 and was won by Kentucky at a race distance of 1 ¾ miles would which be considered a marathon distance by today’s standards. The Travers was shortened to the classic distance of 1 ¼ miles in 1893
The Down the Stretch radio show with Don Knobel and AmWager resident handicapper Papo Morales will discuss and debate the Travers Stakes – the Midsummer Derby – and the stellar race card at Saratoga this Saturday, Aug. 27. Don and Papo will share their lively analysis and tips on the Travers and 6 other graded stakes, 5 G1s, at The Spa. The radio show will air from 10 to 11 am ET on IHeart Radio