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“I’d like to see fantasy baseball in schools and make it part of math class,” he explained. “If you brought fantasy baseball into school and brought in technology such as Skyping, for example. End of January, beginning of February, I would Skype a classroom here and talk about team construction. Theo Epstein does it a day or two later.

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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 (7-1) 7
Gulfstream 3(8-1, 22-1) 38
Finger Lakes 1 10
Indiana Downs 0 5
Keeneland 0 7
Monmouth 4(55-1) 34
Laurel 0 5
Parx 2 17
Penn 0 2
Pimlico 2 5
Prairie Meadows 1(21-1) 2
Presque Isle 0 4
Santa Anita 3 11
Saratoga 0 4(2014)
Tampa 0 1
Woodbine 1 4
First Time Starters 10 100

Saratoga Track Profile – July 29 – August 03

Main Track

July 24, 2015               outside paths better, front speed failed, stalkers ruled

July 25, 2015               main track tighter, track played fair

July 26, 2015               kinder to speed

July 27, 2015               kind to speed

July 29, 2015               fair

July 30, 2015               sloppy sealed, speed, front half stalkers

July 31, 2015               speed, front stalkers

August 1, 2015           stalkers

August 2, 2015           fair

August 3, 2015           speed, stalkers

 

 Main Track

 Dashes (5.0/5.5)          2 wire, closer over sloppy sealed

Sprints                         Speed, front stalkers, versus deep closers

Routes                         front half stalkers

 

Turf

 Inner Turf:                fair

 Mellon Turf:

Sprints                        speed and front half stalkers over deep closers

Routes                                    closer                     

 

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Saratoga 2015 – Week One Stats

Our guest writer Tom Amello has compiled some very interesting statistics on the opening week at the Spa.

Saratoga Shippers – July 24-July 27, 2015

Track Last Raced Wins Starts
Aqueduct 1 (12-1) 11
Arlington Park 0 1
Belmont 22
Churchill 4 33
Delaware 0 3
Ellis Park 0 3
Gulfstream 2  (8-1, 22-1) 13
Finger Lakes 0 2
Indiana Downs 0 3
Keeneland 0 2
Monmouth 2  (55-1) 12
Laurel 0 1
Parx 2 9
Penn 0 1
Pimlico 0 2
Prairie Meadows 0 1
Presque Isle 0 2
Santa Anita 3 7
Saratoga 0 1
Tampa 0 1
Woodbine 0 3
First Time Starters 5 45

 

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Saratoga Track Profile – July 24 – July 27 

Main Track

July 24, 2015  outside paths better, front speed failed, stalkers ruled

July 25, 2015  main track tighter, track played fair

July 26, 2015  kinder to speed

July 27, 2015  kind to speed 

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Inner Turf:    No Bias

Mellon Turf:  No Bias

Main Track

5.0       (2) 0 Wire, sustained pressers

5.5f      (4) 0 Wire, front pressers

6.0f      (6) 2 Wire, Pressers, Closer

6.5f      (5) 3 Wire, no closers

7.0       (3) 2 Wire, 1 Closer

9.0       (4) 2 Wire, 1 Closer  

Turf

 Inner Turf:

8.0                   (4) 3 Wire, 1 up-close

8.5                   (3) 1 Wire, 2 closers

1&3/8              (2) 1 Stalker, 1 Closer

 

Mellon Turf:

(4) 1 Wire, 3 Closers

8.0                   (3) 0 Wire, 2 Stalkers, 1 Closer

9.0                   (2) 0 Wire, 1 Stalker, 1 Closer                   

Gateway to the Game by writer Tom Amello

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