1. Jockey Club Tour on Fox Returns to Saratoga for Sword Dancer

    For the third time this summer the racing action on the Jockey Club Tour on Fox hits beautiful Saratoga, with a field of seven lining up in the 40th running of the Grade 1 $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational...

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  2. Real Solution Looking to Defend Title in Arlington Million

    While Saturday’s Grade 1 Arlington Million only drew a field of seven, which matches the smallest field in the 32-year history of the race, the race features a solid group including ...

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  3. Pletcher Looks Loaded in Juvenile Stakes Races at Saratoga

    Trainer Todd Pletcher looks well on his way to his 11th training title at Saratoga and will be well represented in both juvenile stakes on Sunday’s card, the $200,000 Adirondack ...

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  4. Palace Malice Faces off with Will Take Charge in Whitney at Saratoga

    Dogwood Stables’ Palace Malice was installed as the even-money morning line favorite and will be seeking to keep his perfect 2014 season intact when he takes on eight foes in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1...

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  5. Untapable Takes on Boys in William Hill Haskell Invitational

    After trouncing her own division by a combined 31 lengths in her last four starts, the brilliant three-year-old filly Untapable takes on the boys on Sunday afternoon in the Grade 1, $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park...

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  6. Belmont Stakes Winner Tonalist Looks Dandy at Saratoga

    While Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome is on break, Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist will be in action at Saratoga on Saturday, installed as the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy...

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  7. Summer Racing Heats Up with CCA Oaks at Saratoga, Eddie Read at Del Mar

    There is no better time to be a horseplayer than the dog days of summer, as Saratoga and Del Mar both kicked off their summer meetings this week, with the top horses, trainers and ...

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  8. Jockey Club Tour on Fox Hits Jersey Shore for United Nations

    The Jockey Club Tour on Fox shifts to the Jersey Shore on Sunday afternoon as a field of 10 will line up in the Grade 1, $500,000 United Nations at Monmouth Park...

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  9. Belmont Oaks: Euros Invade for Breeders' Cup Challenge Race

    It may be the Fourth of July holiday weekend, but on Saturday the invasion is coming, as four overseas invaders will converge on Belmont Park, hoping to take home the lion’s share of a $1 million purse in the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational...

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  10. Breeders' Cup Challenge: Game on Dude Seeks Third Gold Cup Win

    Game On Dude will look to stamp his ticket to the Grade 1, $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic when the gelding faces six foes in the Grade 1, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday ...

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  11. What's Next for California Chrome After 2014 Triple Crown Miss?

    On Saturday, California Chrome became the 13th horse to have a Triple Crown bid derailed in the Belmont Stakes since Affirmed last accomplished the feat in 1978...

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  12. Steve Coburn's Post-Belmont Rant Stumbles onto What's Wrong with Triple Crown

    The drought lives on, as California Chrome came up short in his bid to win the Triple Crown on Saturday in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes...

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  13. Belmont Stakes Early Betting: California Chrome Getting Hammered

    It is only a small fraction of the millions that will be wagered on the $1.5 Belmont Stakes, but California Chrome is getting the majority of the early betting dollars, bet down to 1-2 odds in his bid to win the Triple Crown...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 2 months ago 1,226 reads 0 comments

  14. Belmont Stakes Predictions 2014: Last-Minute Picks and Analysis

    The Belmont Stakes is here, and all eyes are on California Chrome as he attempts to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 and just the 12th in history...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 52,137 reads 9 comments

  15. Reality Television Star Calls Belmont Stakes: It's a Photo!

    Peter Rotondo Sr., co-star of Esquire Network’s reality television show Horseplayers , may spend way too much time at the racetrack, but if he ever gets tired of sending his ...

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  16. Belmont Day Features Two Breeders' Cup Challenge Races

    Sure, all eyes will be squarely on California Chrome on Saturday as the colt bids to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978...

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  17. Belmont 2014 Odds: 10 Betting Tips from Handicapping Expert

    There is nothing more exciting in sports than a horse heading to the Belmont Stakes seeking to win the elusive Triple Crown. We have been here before, a dozen times since Affirmed won the last Triple Crown in 1978...

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  18. Triple Crown 2014: Odds for California Chrome to Make History

    California Chrome goes into Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes looking to join an elite group of 11 Triple Crown winners, and his betting odds are looking solid that the colt is about to make history...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 34,977 reads 7 comments

  19. Belmont 2014: One Reason Each Contender Could Win in New York

    Before we hand California Chrome the Triple Crown, it might be a good idea to glimpse at the rest of the field and look for at least one reason each contender can pull off the upset in New York on Saturday...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 11,303 reads 2 comments

  20. How California Chrome, Victor Espinoza Are a Belmont Win from 2014 Triple Crown

    California Chrome has outrun his pedigree and a combined 27 foes in his victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, putting the strapping colt on the cusp of becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978...

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  21. 2014 Preakness: How the 2nd Jewel of Triple Crown Will Be Run

    Horseplayers seem to know how the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes will end, with California Chrome coming out as the winner and heading to Belmont Park for a shot at becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978...

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  22. Preakness 2014: Three Ways California Chrome Can Lose

    California Chrome is the prohibitive favorite for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes and likely will be the shortest-priced favorite in the second jewel of the Triple Crown since Big Brown in 2008, who won at odds of 1-5...

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  23. Preakness Odds 2014: Last-Minute Updates and Picks

    The excitement is building, as the second jewel of the Triple Crown is just hours away. Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is rightfully getting most of the attention and will be loaded in the Pimlico starting gate as the heavy favorite for the $1..

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 34,973 reads 1 comments

  24. 2014 Preakness Horses: Ranking Every Contender at Pimlico

    A field of 10 top three-year-olds will line up Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland, for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes, and just one has a shot at Triple Crown glory...

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  25. Preakness Betting Favorite California Chrome Has Throat Blister

    California Chrome—hoping to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive with a win in Saturday’s Grade 1 $1...

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