Posts in category "Saratoga"

2014 Woodward Day Stakes Preview

With only the Washington Park Handicap (GIII) on the stakes schedule at Arlington this Saturday, Picks and Ponderings has plenty of time to take one last road trip to the Spa.  This weekend is the final one of the Saratoga meet, and Saturday’s card features four graded stakes.  The card features two Grade I races:... Read more »

2014 Travers Day Stakes Preview

After Friday’s Personal Ensign, Picks and Ponderings stays at Saratoga for Saturday, the second day of this weekend’s three-day handicapping road trip.  The third day of the three-day trip takes us to Del Mar for Sunday’s Pacific Classic Day program. The headline race of the day is the Travers Stakes (GI), a race for three-year-olds... Read more »

2014 Personal Ensign Stakes Preview

Once again, Arlington Park does not have a weekend stakes scheduled.  That leaves the “Picks & Ponderings” team to once again hit the road, and we’re on another three-day weekend trip.  Here’s the line-up, with pieces, authors, and their corresponding links to be added once handicapping materials are available. Friday Aug. 22: Personal Ensign Stakes... Read more »
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2014 Adirondack and Saratoga Special Preview

Paul began our weekend jaunt to Saratoga with some grass races: Friday’s National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (GII) for three-year-olds, and Saturday’s Fourstardave Handicap (GII) for the older crowd. On Sunday, August 10, the graded stakes action at the Spa moves to the dirt, and the focus shifts to the juveniles. The... Read more »

2014 Hall of Fame Stakes/Fourstardave Handicap Preview

Another week of no stakes on the calendar at Arlington is no problem for “Picks and Ponderings”.  This week, both halves of the team go their separate ways but converge on the Spa.  It’s a three-day-weekend of stakes action from Saratoga this week, with this piece looking at the Friday and Saturday features, set for... Read more »

2014 Whitney Handicap Day Preview

There is no stakes on the docket this weekend at Arlington (but you can catch three-time Arlington Sprint winner Saint Leon in Saturday’s fourth, an upper-crust allowance). With no stakes at Arlington, the Picks and Ponderings pair are taking a figurative road trip to Saratoga Race Course.  Made famous as a filming location in “Seabiscuit”... Read more »
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Saratoga Bankroll Day 13

In a partnership with Thorofan, we’ll be offering Bankroll plays for each day of the Saratoga meet.   Each day, we’ll take fifty dollars ($50.00) and use it throughout the card and try to turn it into bigger money.  The goal is simple: end the meet with more than we started.  A scorecard will be maintained... Read more »

Saratoga Bankroll Day 12

In a partnership with Thorofan, we’ll be offering Bankroll plays for each day of the Saratoga meet.   Each day, we’ll take fifty dollars ($50.00) and use it throughout the card and try to turn it into bigger money.  The goal is simple: end the meet with more than we started.  A scorecard will be maintained... Read more »

Saratoga Bankroll Day 11

In a partnership with Thorofan, we’ll be offering Bankroll plays for each day of the Saratoga meet.   Each day, we’ll take fifty dollars ($50.00) and use it throughout the card and try to turn it into bigger money.  The goal is simple: end the meet with more than we started.  A scorecard will be maintained... Read more »
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Saratoga Bankroll Day 10

In a partnership with Thorofan, we’ll be offering Bankroll plays for each day of the Saratoga meet.   Each day, we’ll take fifty dollars ($50.00) and use it throughout the card and try to turn it into bigger money.  The goal is simple: end the meet with more than we started.  A scorecard will be maintained... Read more »