Complimentary Full-card Pace Chart for Pennsylvania Derby Day

Pace Makes The Race!  Here is your complimentary Pace Chart for today’s Parx card, 13 races in all on Saturday and an amazing 10 stakes races.  Best of luck!

Parx – Pennsylvania Derby Day, 9/24/2022
Race 1 Expected Pace Leaders Stalkers Mid-Pack Closers Unknown
7.00 F /  Dirt Unknown 2 12-14-15 7-1-6-5 17 3-4-8-9-10-11-13-16
Race 2
6.50 F /  Dirt Unknown 10-12 14-11-1 9-8 2-3-4-5-6-7-13
Race 3
8.32 F /  Dirt Honest/Fast 4-6-10 3-2-1 11-8-12-7 5-9
Race 4
6.50 F /  Dirt Fast 5 1-9 2-7-3 6-8-4
Race 5
6.50 F /  Dirt Honest 4-6 3-2 8-7-9 1 5
Race 6
8.32 F /  Dirt Honest/Fast 3-1 6-4 8-7-2 5
Race 7
8 F /  Dirt Modest 4-2 7-5 3-8-1 6
Race 8
12.0 F /  Dirt Honest 6 5-8-7 1-3 4-2-9
Race 9
5.00 F /  Turf Very Fast 1 5-15-11 4-3-7-2 9-6-10-14-12-13-8
Race 10
6.00 F /  Dirt Fast 3-4-5-10 14-2-3 6-1-12 7-11-9-8
Race 11
8.50 F /  Dirt Fast 1-9 2-4 5-7-6 3-8
Race 12
9.00 F /  Dirt Honest/Fast 6 3-5-4-8 2-1-7 9-11-10
Race 13
8.50 F /  Turf Honest 1 2-4 3-9-5-7 6-8-10

Rainbow Six at Gulfstream Park on Day 17 of Not Being Hit

Gulfstream Park horse toteFriday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed at $450,000

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 gross jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $450,000 Friday at Gulfstream Park.

First-race post time is set for 12:25 p.m on Friday, September 23.

The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for the 16 racing days following an Aug. 13 mandatory payout.

The Rainbow 6 jackpot is paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

Source: GulfstreamPark

Churchill Downs Expands Gaming into New Hampshire

Historical Horse Racing Comes to Salem

Churchill Downs disclosed that launching the new project, including the purchase price, would cost the operator roughly $150 million. Such substantial investment indicates high hopes for Salem. The Chasers Poker Room is one of the most high-profile charitable gaming operators in the state, located in the heart of Boston, making it an attractive purchase. The venue offers poker and various table games. CDI CEO Bill Carstanjen expressed his excitement over the new project, stating that the company would honor Chasers’s rich legacy…

British Racing Suspended after Horse Racing’s Queen has Passed

Queen Elizabeth II's Sporting Fascination Was Racing: ‘I Love Horses'London (AFP) – British horseracing chiefs suspended all events after the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced on Thursday as sport paid tribute to the late monarch.

Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a short statement, triggering 10 days of national mourning. Charles, Prince of Wales, becomes king immediately.

“All of British Racing is in mourning today following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen,” the British Horseracing Authority said in a statement.

“Her Majesty has been one of the greatest and most influential supporters in the history of horseracing. Her passion for racing and the racehorse shone brightly throughout her life”.

The statement added: “It is right, therefore, that all racing is suspended for today and tomorrow as we begin to grieve Her Majesty’s passing and remember her extraordinary life and contribution to our sport and our nation.”

BHA chairman Joe Saumarez Smith, said: “Racing owes an incalculable debt of gratitude, not only for Her Majesty’s dedication and commitment to the sport, but for her public advocacy of it.”

Travers Day Full-card Analysis by Rich Nilsen

with Wagering Strategies & Spot Plays by Rich Nilsen

Results:  Nilsen selected the winner of the Travers, Epicenter, but missed the exacta.  He gave out two spot plays, the second one Wicked Groove won the finale.  He paid a whopping $18.20 win and keyed a winning $98.00 exacta!

Rich Nilsen handicapper

About This Report

Rich Nilsen is the founder of and one of the top tournament players in the country.

Nilsen only does a few sheets a year and this is one of them.  He offers up his full-card analysis for Saratoga on Saturday, August 27th.

The last time he did the Travers’ sheet he had all 13 winners listed among his selections for each race.  In 2016 Nilsen crushed the Travers Day card, selecting Haveyougoneaway who upset the G1 Ballerina at odds of 10-1!   But Nilsen wasn’t done.  He followed up that score up by giving out top selection ARROGATE, track-record winner of the G1 Travers Stakes who paid an amazing $25.40 to win for followers of the sheet.  Another top pick ran 2nd at odds of 17-1 in race 3 on that day, returning a huge place payoff.

The analysis provides selections for every race plus two best bet spot plays along with wagering strategies.  Each race includes Nilsen’s detailed pace scenario which explains how the race will set up.  Nilsen provides his top selection for the Travers’ Stakes,  commentary  and he offers up his recommended  wagers for the big race.

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2022 Travers’s Day – All 13 Races

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After Decades of Decline, Nebraska Horse Racing Relying on Racinos

The year was 1979. The location: Aksarben racetrack in Omaha. This was a time when horserace betting could draw thousands of spectators, many visiting from out of state. Kotulak said he was blown away.

“When the horses came to town and left, my mother had talked enough sense into me to say: ‘You are going to stay right here and you’re going to finish your schooling,’” Kotulak said with a laugh.

Since the 1980s, the sport has lost popularity in the state and country. Nationally, over the past five years, the industry shrunk by an average of 8.4% – with profits declining by 24%.

In Nebraska, the state has gone from around 100 thoroughbred race days in 2001 to half that by 2021. Aksarben, the one-time crown jewel of Nebraska racing, was demolished in 2005. Now, the area it’s a mixture of businesses and apartments.

Of the six remaining licensed horse racetracks in Nebraska, Fonner Park is by far the largest. Built in 1954, it…

This Week on Saratoga Horse Racing

Art Collector headlines a field of three other graded stakes winners in Thursday’s $135,000 Alydar, a nine-furlong test for older horses. The Alydar honors Calumet Farm’s Hall of Fame thoroughbred who finished second to Affirmed in all three legs of the 1978 Triple Crown.  If you are at the track, there is more than just Saratoga horse racing this week, including:

Jockeys vs. Horsemen Hoops Game

The 13th annual jockeys vs. horsemen charity basketball game, which benefits the programs of the New York Race Track Chaplaincy, will be played at 6:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center. Fans will be able to participate in raffles and one lucky fan will leave with a custom, autographed bobblehead of champion jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. Admission is free.

Saratoga backsideTaste NY Pavilion

The Taste NY Pavilion, located inside Gate A at the Top of the Stretch, features New York craft beer, cider, wine and spirits products, including offerings from: Bolton Landing Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Common Roots Brewing Company, Druthers Brewing Co., Frog Alley Brewing Co., Northway Brewing Company, Paradox Brewery, Nine Pin Cider Works, Brotherhood Winery and Old Tavern Farm Winery, and spirits from Cooperstown Distillery, Great Jones and Pick Six Vodka. It is open from noon until 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and from noon until 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Community Outreach Booth

NYRA will host the Race Track Chaplaincy of New York, which serves the unique community of backstretch workers and their families based at Saratoga Race Course, Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack through extensive programs and services that minister to their needs.

Purdy’s Summer Concert Stage

The Purdy’s Summer Concert Stage will host live music from The Lustre Kings.


National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame and Troy Stakes

Multiple graded-stakes winner Wit will make his turf debut in Friday’s Grade 2, $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame, a one-mile inner turf test for sophomores. Wit captured the Sanford Stakes last year at Saratoga. Top turf sprinter Golden Pal will attempt a stakes victory at Saratoga Race Course for the third straight year in the Grade 3, $300,000 Troy for 4-year-olds and upward sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs over the Mellon turf.

Prior to the start of racing on Friday, eight new members will be enshrined in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The ceremony will get underway at 10:30 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion and is free to attend.

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Racing And Gaming Law Conference in Saratoga August 15-17

This year, as regulators and racing/gaming executives make their annual summer pilgrimage to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., another edition of a long-running law conference will be on the agenda for many. Launched in 2001, the Racing and Gaming Conference at Saratoga will see its second edition under new management this…

“The conference is not intended to be a mere lecture hall, but more a salon,” he said. “A place where smart, committed people exchange ideas on topics of mutual interest; formally in the large panel sessions and informally in smaller groups in the hallway. The goal is to not only report on the latest changes in law and regulation but to inform the discussion leading to the next law or reg.

“To accomplish our goals we must find speakers who are not only capable of telling the audience what happened last year, but willing to risk an opinion on what ought to happen next year. I am very pleased with the group of speakers we have assembled for the conference this year and look forward to a robust exchange of ideas.”

This year’s agenda will include one and a half days of sessions, one of which will be focused on various forms of gaming. The half day on Aug. 17 will examine racing topics.

Why the shift towards more gaming-focused sessions?

“The conference has evolved over the past two decades,” said Brown. “When the conference began in 2001, parimutuel wagering on horse racing and the lottery were the only legal wagering opportunities available in New York…

Highlights for Week 2 of Saratoga Racing

Wednesday will feature the Grade 1, $150,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial for steeplechasers.

Additionally, Saratoga Race Course will pay tribute to the late Suzie O’Cain with a 1 1/16-mile turf event for state-bred 3-year-old fillies. The $125,000 Suzie O’Cain was previously run as the Stillwater. O’Cain, who passed away in January following a battle with breast cancer, served on the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Board of Directors; was co-chairwoman of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders’ (NYTB) Political Action Committee; and was chairwoman of the NYTB Media Committee.

Breakfast at Saratoga driven by CDTA:

Guests are invited to enjoy a breakfast buffet at The Porch every live racing day (excluding Runhappy Travers Day and Labor Day) from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The buffet is $25 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Fans can watch thoroughbreds train on the main track during breakfast before taking a free, 45-minute tram tour of the backstretch driven by CDTA. Breakfast is available on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not accepted. Admission to the track is free during breakfast hours.

NYRA Bets Gift Cards:

NYRA Bets Gift Cards are now available for purchase at nearly 180 Capital Region Stewart’s Shops and can be used to deposit funds automatically into a NYRA Bets account to bet Saratoga online in addition to hundreds of racetracks nationwide. NYRA Bets Gift Cards are preloaded with $50 for immediate use with a NYRA Bets account. NYRA Bets is the official wagering platform of Saratoga Race Course, and the best way to bet every race of the summer meet. Available to horse players nationwide, the NYRA Bets app is available for download on iOS and Android at

Saratoga Live:

Saratoga Live will present daily coverage and analysis of the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course on the networks of FOX Sports. For the complete Saratoga Live broadcast schedule, and additional programming information, visit

Community Outreach Booth:

As part of NYRA’s season-long commitment to spreading awareness of local nonprofits, NYRA will again host one organization each day in the Community Outreach Booth, located adjacent to the Jockey Silks Room, inside Gate B. The first nonprofit to be featured this week is Wesley Community, which provides a blend of maintenance-free living, supportive care services and conveniences which empower seniors to live independently with confidence and peace of mind in the heart of Saratoga Springs.

Purdy’s Summer Concert Stage:

The Purdy’s Summer Concert Stage will host live music from Perennial.


New York Thoroughbred Aftercare Day:

NYRA will partner with NYTHA and New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB) in hosting the second annual New York Thoroughbred Aftercare Day, which will pay tribute to an array of organizations involved in finding new homes and careers for retired racehorses.

Rick Violette (NYB):

The third running of the $125,000 Rick Violette at 1 1/16-miles on turf for state-bred sophomores will honor the late NYRA horseman, former president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) and founding member of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA).

Taste NY Pavilion:

Racing fans can visit the Taste NY Pavilion, located inside Gate A at the Top of the Stretch, to enjoy New York craft beer, cider, wine and spirits products, including offerings from: Bolton Landing Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Common Roots Brewing Company, Druthers Brewing Co., Frog Alley Brewing Co., Northway Brewing Company, Paradox Brewery, Nine Pin Cider Works, Brotherhood Winery and Old Tavern Farm Winery, and spirits from Cooperstown Distillery, Great Jones and Pick Six Vodka. The pavilion will be open from noon until 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and from noon until 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Community Outreach Booth:

NYRA will host TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program, Inc. and TAKE THE LEAD. Created by NYTHA, these retirement programs for thoroughbreds stabled at NYRA tracks facilitate the search for rehabilitation and retraining placements for retiring racehorses.

Purdy’s Summer Concert Stage:

The Purdy’s Summer Concert Stage will host live music from Chris Carey Band.


Lake George:

Sophomore fillies will take to the turf for the Grade 3, $175,000 Lake George on Friday. The 1-mile race is named after another popular upstate New York summer destination: Lake George, located about 30 miles north of Saratoga Springs.

CDPHP Hometown Heroes:

NYRA and the Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP) will launch this year’s Hometown Heroes program. Hometown Heroes are individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to improving the quality of life for residents in their communities. Nominations may be submitted at through Friday, August 5. Five Heroes will be recognized on Friday, August 26.

Trifecta of Tequila Samplings:

National Tequila Day is Sunday, July 24, and Saratoga Race Course will host a pre-celebration featuring a trifecta of tequila samplings from Volcan, Jose Cuervo Silver and Casa Noble. Sampling will take place for Volcan at the Volcan Gazebo in the backyard; for Jose Cuervo Silver at Longshots, presented by Proper No. Twelve; and for Casa Noble outside the Cutwater Stretch. Complimentary samples will be available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for guests 21 and over while supplies last.

NYRA Triple Play:

Offered for the first time at Saratoga Race Course, the NYRA Triple Play is a Pick 3 wager with a $3 bet minimum and a takeout rate of 19 percent. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the Saratoga meet, the NYRA Triple Play will feature a trifecta of specially selected races. Each NYRA Triple Play will feature a mandatory payout of the net pool. Wagering on the NYRA Triple Play will be available on ADW platforms and at simulcast facilities across the country.

Community Outreach Booth:

Equine Advocates will be at the Community Outreach Booth on Friday. The nonprofit is dedicated to the rescue of equines from slaughter, abuse and neglect, and has saved thousands of horses in distress since its founding in 1996.

Purdy’s Summer Concert Stage:

The Purdy’s Summer Concert Stage will host live music from Mark and Jill Blues.


Caress and Coaching Club American Oaks:

The Grade 1, $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks for 3-year-old fillies headlines a card that also includes the Grade 3, $200,000 Caress, a 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint for older fillies and mares. The Coaching Club American Oaks is named in honor of the Coaching Club of America, which was formed in the late 1800s to encourage four-in-hand coach driving. First run in 1917, the race was moved from Belmont Park to Saratoga Race Course in 2010.

Lustgarten Foundation Day:

Saratoga Race Course will honor the legacy of longtime NYRA trainer Dominic Galluscio with a day to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance scientific and medical research related to pancreatic cancer. The centerpiece of the day will be a trainer autograph session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Jockey Silks Room Porch to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation. One hundred percent of all donations to the Lustgarten Foundation fund life-saving pancreatic cancer research.

Treasury Wine Sampling:

Treasury Wine Estates will offer samples of its 19 Crimes Martha’s Chardonnay, Matua Sauvignon Blanc and Matua Rosé at The Starting Gate Wine Bar, located just inside the Clubhouse gates. Complimentary samples will be available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for guests 21 and over while supplies last.

Community Outreach Booth:

In conjunction with Lustgarten Foundation Day, the Lustgarten Foundation will be featured at the Community Outreach Booth on Saturday. The Lustgarten Foundation is the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research in the world.

Purdy’s Summer Concert Stage:

The Purdy’s Summer Concert Stage will host live music from Cuba Quinto.



2021 Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Malathaat is slated to make her next start in the Grade 2, $200,000 Shuvee at nine-furlongs for older fillies and mares.

Stars at the Spa Presents Charles Oakley:

Fans will have the chance to meet retired New York Knicks power forward Charles Oakley at Saratoga Race Course. Choose between a ticketed meet-and-greet for up to 50 guests in the brand-new Paddock Suite, overlooking the Saratoga paddock, featuring food, drink (beer, wine and soft drinks) and conversation with the 19-year NBA veteran who suited up for a decade with the Knicks; or a ticketed meet-and-greet at the Jockey Silks Porch that includes a photo opportunity and signed headshot. Tickets are available and can be reserved at The “Stars at the Spa” series is presented by Saratoga Living.

Brunch at The Rail at the 1863 Club:

Fans are invited to enjoy a brunch buffet while experiencing The Rail at the 1863 Club, the venue’s first-floor banquet space. Tickets are $95 and include admission, a table seat for the day, a brunch buffet, soft drinks, two mimosa or Bloody Mary drink tickets per person, the Post Parade program book, tax and gratuity. Reservations are available by calling the NYRA Box Office at 844-NYRA-TIX or online at

Berkshire Bank Family Sundays:

The popular family-friendly weekly event will feature a wide variety of free activities, games, attractions and educational experiences from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Berkshire Bank Family Zone, located inside Gate A near the Saratoga Race Course Box Office.

Community Outreach Booth:

NYRA will host Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, a sanctuary committed to the lifelong well-being of horses and the healing bond between humans and horses.

Purdy’s Summer Concert Stage:

The Purdy’s Summer Concert Stage will host live music from The Hawthornes.

All events and activities are subject to change at the discretion of NYRA.


$120,364 Pick-6 Carryover into Day 2 of the Saratoga Meet

copyright AGameofSkill.comFriday’s program at Saratoga Race Course will feature a $1 Pick 6 carryover of $120,364 after the multi-race wager went unsolved on Opening Day Thursday’s 10-race program. 

The $1 Pick 6 returned $115.50 for bettors who selected 5-of-6 winners correctly. 

The sequence kicked off in Race 5 when Majority Partner [No. 3, $5.30*] picked up a maiden claiming victory for trainer Jeremiah Englehart with Hall of Famer Javier Castellano in the irons. 

Trainer Marcelo Arenas saddled Winter Son [No. 3, $89] to an upset victory in Race 6 with Junior Alvarado in the irons, one race before Tarabi [No. 7, $4.40*] captured the $135,000 Wilton [Race 7] for trainer Cherie DeVaux, giving Castellano his second win on the card. 

Castellano picked up his third win on the program when guiding the Christophe Clement-trained Canisy [No. 1, $9.30] to an allowance optional claiming victory in Race 8. 

Clarkland Farm’s Just Cindy [No. 1, $6.20] captured the penultimate leg of the sequence in Race 9, the Grade 3, $175,000 Schuylerville for trainer Eddie Kenneally with Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the irons. 

With only 4-of-11 horses covered in the final leg, Abuse of Power [No. 6, $6.60*] triggered the carryover in Race 10 and earned her second lifetime win for a $35,000 tag. Ricardo Santana, Jr. piloted the 5-year-old mare for trainer Philip Antonacci. 

Friday’s Pick 6 sequence begins in Race 5 at 3:21 p.m. Eastern and includes the $150,000 Coronation Cup in Race 8 and the Grade 3, $175,000 Forbidden Apple in Race 9. First post is 1:05 p.m. 

Saratoga Live will present daily coverage and analysis of the spring/summer meet at Belmont Park on the networks of FOX Sports. For the complete broadcast schedule, visit