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The Saratoga Skinny: Dandy Match Race

The Saratoga Skinny: Dandy Match Race

Each week on Dark Tuesdays, we will bring you “The Saratoga Skinny” looking at the coming week of racing at Saratoga and looking back at the big action the week before. “The Saratoga Skinny” will be broken into five sections: The Break (looking at the biggest story of the upcoming… Read More

THE SKINNY: Parx Playground

THE SKINNY: Parx Playground

Horse Racing News & Views by Saratoga Slim presented by RacingDudes.com (Volume 1, Issue 2) What’s “THE SKINNY”? A new column looking at a couple top stories in horse racing and then providing you a different, fun view of the game. We’ll mix in QUICK WITS with some light-hearted /… Read More

2016 Travers Stakes JUMP START (Part 2)

2016 Travers Stakes JUMP START (Part 2)

The opening stages of the “Mid-Summer Derby” may be as chaotic as the Kentucky Derby as a packed gate of top three-year olds will line up for the Grade-1 Travers Stakes on Saturday. A field of 14 will make it the largest field in the Travers since 1977 when 14… Read More

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First Look: 2016 Saratoga Meet

First Look: 2016 Saratoga Meet

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith perched upon undefeated champion filly Songbird wearing the Fox Hill Farm red-and-white silks set against the backdrop of the red-and-white awnings of Saratoga Race Course may be a serene way to kick off 40 days of pure horse racing bliss this summer in upstate… Read More

End American Pharoah “What If” Scenarios

End American Pharoah “What If” Scenarios

As time passes, accomplishments can either be enhanced or forgotten quickly in our 24-hour news cycle, social media-obsessed world. Sometimes, we can’t even remember what the big story was last week as we are constantly inundated with the news of today from our phones sending us updates, e-mails and Twitter/Facebook… Read More

Exaggerator Enjoys Another Morning at Pimlico; Nyquist Improving

Exaggerator Enjoys Another Morning at Pimlico; Nyquist Improving

BALTIMORE – Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Exaggerator jogged two miles over the main track at historic Pimlico Race Course Wednesday morning, his second straight day on the track since his 3 ½-length victory in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown May 21. Trainer Keith Desormeaux continues to get all the… Read More

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Preakness Stakes Trip Notes and Analysis

Preakness Stakes Trip Notes and Analysis

1. Exaggerator – Finally he turns the tables on Nyquist!  Basically got a ground saving trip in this one as he stayed glued to the rail for most of the way, and swung out four wide with his bold move to finish them off down the stretch.  One big change… Read More

Exaggerator Returns to Track, Nyquist Out of Belmont Stakes

Exaggerator Returns to Track, Nyquist Out of Belmont Stakes

BALTIMORE – Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Exaggerator was playful and happy Tuesday morning as he returned to the track at Pimlico Race Course. “We’re really pleased with him,” said assistant trainer Julie Clark. “I was just talking to the groom and even after two races back-to-back it still doesn’t look like… Read More

2015 Pursuit of a Personal Triple Crown

2015 Pursuit of a Personal Triple Crown

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN IN MAY 2015 BEFORE THE BELMONT STAKES As each year passes, the pursuit of a Triple Crown becomes more and more tenuous for me.  Being born in December 1978 (only 6 months after the last Triple Crown was won by Affirmed), as each attempt comes and… Read More

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