American Pharoah looking ‘Super Good’ before Travers Stakes

copyright AGameofSkill.comSARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – No worries, so far. American Pharoah seems to love Saratoga Race Course. After the Triple Crown winner’s first gallop around the historic track on Thursday, the striking bay colt was declared “super good and very happy” by assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes.
“He went over the track very well,” said Barnes, trainer Bob Baffert’s… [Continue reading]

“Off the Charts” Trip Notes – August 28, 2015

SARATOGA Mshawish – Ran a very sharp race in the Forstardave Stakes until the last 70 yards.  Not surprising, as it was his first race since late March, the tote board action was a little cold, and there are bigger fish to fry, like the $2 Million … [Continue reading]

Federal appeals court rejects Latest Bid for Legal Sports Wagering

 TRENTON -- New Jersey's four-year bid to legalize sports betting has been dealt another blow -- though the fight isn't likely to end soon. A federal appeals courts said Tuesday that the state's most recent bid to allow casinos and racetracks to … [Continue reading]

2015 Saratoga Meet Stats – update

Saratoga Shippers (Track last raced at) – July 24-Aug 10, 2015 Track Last Raced Wins Starts Aqueduct 3 41 Arlington Park 0 7 Belmont 117 Churchill 11 104 Delaware 3 38 Del Mar 1 3 Ellis … [Continue reading]

Next for American Pharoah? The Travers at Saratoga

 Fresh off a scintillating win over a seven-horse field in the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 before a Monmouth Park-record 60,983 fans, American Pharoah will run in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes in Saratoga, N.Y., this weekend. The … [Continue reading]

Claimer of the Week: Veteran Mare makes easy score in Ohio

Blondecat took the lead midway in the second race at Thistledown last Saturday and ran away from all foes to win by nearly 5 lengths. Blondecat has been named the agameofskill.com claimer of the week. The bay mare completed the 6 panels in 1:12.04 … [Continue reading]

“Off the Charts” Trip Notes – Aug. 21, 2015

AGameofSkill.com Horses to Watch Whisperonthestreet (Gulfstream Park - 8/14/15 - Race #4 - #2 - 5f on the turf) - Tyler Gaffalione broke through the gate before the start with this filly and that us usually a bad omen for gamblers. She was fresh … [Continue reading]

We Have More than One Hero

This is the other horse racing star By Art Parker Imagine a sixty year old man getting excited reading his email. No, it wasn’t an invite to an online dating service featuring young, hot blondes from Sweden. It was my morning dose of The Blood … [Continue reading]

2015 Saratoga Stats – July 24 – Aug. 3

Saratoga Shippers (Last Raced Track) – July 24-Aug 3  Track Last Raced Wins Starts Aqueduct 3 21 Arlington Park 0 2 Belmont 53   Churchill 8 66 Delaware 0 13 Ellis Park 1 … [Continue reading]

What Can American Pharoah & Horse Racing Teach Us About Investing?

 What Can The Triple Crown Teach Us About Investing? by Jeffrey Knight, Columbia Threadneedle Investments In horse racing, as in investing, being right is less rewarding if one’s prediction is already reflected in the price. The era of easy money … [Continue reading]