Author Archives: Alan Mann

Today in Racing, Aug 26, 2014

Here’s the result chart for the Travers.  (With as many horses as I could fit with a screen shot, anyway): Although V.E. Day got his nose down first, it was Wicked Strong who got the best TFUS Speed Figure in … Continue reading

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Today in Racing, Aug 22, 2014

In the 5th race on a wet and forgettable Thursday at Saratoga – even the usually effusive chart comments are boring – Clothes Fall Off ($9.80) graduated in her first start, for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, his third winner in the … Continue reading

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Today in Racing, Aug 21, 2014

The 9th at Saratoga on Wednesday was the Better Talk Now Stakes.  The venerable turf specialist after which the race was named listed five Grade 1 wins amongst his 14 career victories, including the 2004 Breeders Cup Turf; and he … Continue reading

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Today in Racing, Aug 18, 2014

A good Sunday at Saratoga for jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. (three winners), trainers Kiaran McLaughlin and Chad Brown (two winners each) and the tote board, which helped pick out some winners on its own. Ortiz has now won, according to the … Continue reading

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Today in Racing, Aug 17, 2014

In the third race at Saratoga on Friday, Cap’n Raymond ($8.50) won for trainer Gary Sciacca; his first winner of the meet, coming with his 19th starter.  Later on, Sciacca watched as Saratoga Snacks, the now five-year old son of Tale of … Continue reading

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Today in Racing, Aug 15, 2014

Nice run for the Bruce Levine barn; his two winners on Thursday at Saratoga make it three in a row, and four out of his last five runners in the winners circle.  In the 7th, Al’s Gal ($6.70) was first off … Continue reading

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Today in Racing, Aug 14, 2014

Not much at all to report from Wednesday’s races at Saratoga, where rain washed out all of the grass races and turned the main track to a sealed sloppy mess. Yuck.  The most noteworthy event may have been the outright cancellation … Continue reading

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