Where Have All the Race Horses Gone? – The New York Times

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Last month in the Lake George Stakes, horse players were presented with a rare sure thing, even if was not going to be profitable: a horse trained by Chad Brown was going to win. In fact, it was better than that, Brown’s horses were a lock to run first, second and…

Dan’s Double: Intriguing Duo at Saratoga

Dan’s Double of the Week, featuring handicapping analysis from America’s Best Racing’s New York correspondent Dan Tordjman, is brought to you by Horseplayers.com, the official online qualifying site of the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and National Horseplayers Championship (NHC). Horseplayers.com offers low-cost feeders every day and BCBC and NHC qualifiers every weekend, and it’s the only site where…

Dates for horse racing next year draw criticism – Los Angeles Times

The desire to cut the amount of horse racing in California was put on hold by the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday, when it decided to postpone the decision on dark weeks and Los Alamitos. Instead, the CHRB awarded dates to just Santa Anita and Del Mar. The action came during an angst-filled meeting…

Identifying Win Contenders in Competitive Travers

The 150th running of the $1.25 million, Grade 1  Runhappy Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course once again appears to be the crown jewel of summer racing. Nicknamed the “Midsummer Derby,” this year’s Travers features Tax and Tacitus, the one-two finishers in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes run last month at Saratoga. Also entered is Grade 1…