Friday, June 22, 2018

Tag Archives: Todd Pletcher

$1.2 Million Whitney Stakes Tops Saratoga Card

Whitney Stakes

The $1.2 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Saturday pits a short and sweet cast of older runners and there are speed options and options for players that like closers.

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Hall of Fame Stakes Goes Friday at Saratoga

Hall of Fame Stakes

The Hall of Fame Stakes has a long and prestigious history and Bricks and Mortars figures to be a promiment player in the fixture Friday at Saratoga.

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Saratoga Race Course Set for Friday Opening


The Saratoga meeting that starts on Friday will bring together some of the best horses America has to offer.

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Dwyer Stakes Draws Short, Sweet Field

Dwyer Stakes

The Dwyer Stakes drew a short and sweet field on Saturday at Belmont Park and this race is really like a consolation prize. Often times the Dwyer Stakes entices those that could not cut it on the Triple Crown Trail and this year is no exception. The Dwyer Stakes was inaugurated in 1887 as the Brooklyn Derby and it was …

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Belmont Stakes Alibies Are Just That

Belmont Stakes alibies

The Belmont Stakes alibies are just that as the winner Tapwrit won on the square and the second finisher Irish War Cry ran his race but just was beaten. Todd Pletcher ended up running one-three in the classic so there are no Belmont Stakes alibies for one of the best trainers in the country. The race took on a complete …

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Triple Crown Trail Ends with 12 in Belmont Stakes

Triple Crown Trail

The Triple Crown Trail ends with twelve in the Belmont Stakes and with the injury to Classic Empire, the race has taken on an entire new dimension. Classic Empire, who could have been the favorite in the Belmont Stakes. Classic Empire has a hoof abscess in the bulb of his right front. It is the same issue that surfaced after …

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Met Mile Attracts Dozen Potential Stars

Sharp Azteca

The Met Mile Saturday at Belmont Park has attracted a dozen potential stars and there are many options for bettors to consider. The Met Mile is one of the most important stakes in America and that is accentuated by the $1.2 million purse. Older horses, often the best middle distance runners in the United States, will be showcased. The Met …

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Right Belmont Stakes Style Will Be Key

right Belmont Stakes style

The right Belmont Stakes style will be the key to victory on Saturday June 10 and the best way for a horse to approach this classic is to be the master of his own destiny. The Belmont Stakes is a true test of champions and whoever comes out on top on Saturday June 10 will be a deserving winner. The …

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Pennine Ridge Stakes Tops Belmont Bill

Pennine Ridge Stakes

The Pennine Ridge Stakes tops the Belmont Park bill on Saturday and sophomores will get a chance to shine. The $200,000 Grade 3 turf event will be run at nine furlongs and a full field is in prospect. Last year Camelot Kitten sat middle of the pack in the Pennine Ridge Stakes and exploded in the stretch to win this …

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Belmont Stakes Field Is Crystallizing

Belmont Stakes field

The Belmont Stakes field is crystallizing and we still have several days before the cast becomes etched in stone. In these final few days leading up to the Belmont Stakes trainers will just be trying to keep their horses happy going into the third leg of the Triple Crown. There will be some that are missing in action as the …

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