Fort Erie Race Track, May 27 @ 6:55 PM ET

Race of the Day, May 27 Fort Erie Race Track, Fort Erie, Ontario, Race 7, 6:55 P.M. ET 6 ½ Furlongs, Optional Claiming First Level Allowance. Fillies & Mares, Purse:  $18.6K Despite its uncertain long-term future, Fort Erie opens today for its 117th season of racing.  The meet – running on Sunday and Tuesday late
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Belmont Card on Memorial Day, 2014

I hope everyone is enjoying the official kickoff to summer!  It’s going to be a stunning day at Belmont Park. Here’s my quick rundown on all 10 races on the Memorial Day Card. When I’ll approach an entire card, I’ll try to view it as one continuous race.  When I play with my own money,
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Postscript: Belmont 4

Peaceful Talk dominated the field, loving the turf, and pulling away in the stretch impressively! On paper, signs suggested Peaceful Talk wouldn’t like the turf. Both his trainer and his sire struggle the first time on turf.  It appeared to be a sharpener for a dirt try later on (and very well may have been intended
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Belmont Park, Race 4, May 23 @ 2:40 ET

Race of the Day, May 23 Belmont Park, Turf, Maiden Claiming $65K, 1 1/16 miles, Purse: $50K FOUR QUESTIONS Four questions for the 4th at Belmont: 1. Will In Speight Ofital  like the turf?  He has some nice back performances on the turf, including two second place finishers.  It was a long time ago, but the
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Postscript: Charles Town, Race 9, May 22

Second Batallion closed well to win the 9th at Charles Town.  Let’s see how the race played out by revisiting the questions from the race preview. Q: How is the track playing tonight — are horses able to close?  If they are, then Second Battalion looms large. A: Horses were able to close on the track
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Charles Town, May 22, 10:20 P.M. ET

Race of the Day, May 22 10:20 P.M. ET Charles Town, Race 9, Claiming 5K, non-winners of 2 lifetime (excluding state-bred), 7 furlongs, Purse: $11K We take out first late-night trip to Charles Town Races (and slots!) tonight.  I’ve spent a decent amount of time at this track which is located just about 45 minutes
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Belmont #3 — Postscript

Let’s take a look back at the last race to see the answers to the questions that I posed earlier. The questions were: Will Purling maintain the main track Aqueduct form that has served her well?   She seemed to slip a little bit and we’ll have to wait for the speed figure to be
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Belmont Park, Race 3, May 21 @ 2:05 p.m.

Purse: $32K, Claiming for Fillies and Mares 3 and up.  Non-winners of 3 Lifetime, 6F We returning to Belmont for a late lunch for those in the east.  If you’re in the west, perhaps it’s a good day for an early lunch. Race 3 from Belmont is for $20K claimers who have not won 3 races
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Mountaineer Race Track, May 20, 7:00 ET

Race of the Day, May 20. Mountaineer Race Track, Chester, West Virginia. Race 1, Maiden Special Weight, Turf, 3 and up, 1 mile and 70 yds. Purse: $19,400 We’re returning to Mountaineer for our customary early week visit with a deep field of maidens routing on the turf. None of these horses have won a race
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Recent Triple Crown History at Belmont

Recent history has been unkind to winners of the first two legs of the Triple Crown.  Let’s review the past ten years: 2003:  Funny Cide The plucky NY-bred beat heavily favored Empire Maker in the Kentucky Derby and romped in the Preakness while Empire Maker rested.  Watch what happened when they met in the Belmont:
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