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Kentucky Derby 2024 News (4-26-24)

By Jarrod Horak This Kentucky Derby 2024 video features the latest Derby news for Friday, April 26. The 2024 Kentucky Derby will be run at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4. Horses, jockeys, and trainers discussed in this video: Frankie Dettori, Society Man, Jose Ortiz, Catalytic, Forever Young, Honor Marie, Whitworth Beckman, Endlessly, Fierceness, Epic Ride, Uncle […]

Kentucky Derby 2024 Update (4-23-24)

By Jarrod Horak All of the points races have been run and the Kentucky Derby 2024 contenders are gathering under the Twin Spires for final workouts and preparations. In this article, I will catch up with the latest Derby news and update my “Exceptional 11” Kentucky Derby contenders.  Deterministic is out of the race. Christophe […]

Dornoch wins 2023 Remsen Stakes

Fountain of Youth Stakes 2024 Picks

Dornoch edges Sierra Leone in 2023 Remsen Stakes (Joe Labozzetta Photo) By Jarrod Horak The road to Kentucky Derby 2024 continues at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, March 2, and I have included Fountain of Youth Stakes 2024 picks below. The Grade 2 event for 3-year-olds has a $400,000 purse and the nine entrants will be […]

Modern Games Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf 2021

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf 2023 Angles

By Jarrod Horak The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf was first run at Monmouth Park in 2007, and the 2023 renewal will be held at the Great Race Place on Friday, Nov. 3. They will be traveling one mile on the turf course. Recent BC Juvenile Turf Results Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Victoria […]

Carl Spackler wins 2023 Saranac Stakes at Saratoga

Saratoga 2023 Stakes Recaps (Aug. 30-Sept. 1)

By Jarrod Horak This is my first of three stakes recaps for the final week of the 2023 Saratoga summer meet. Bill Mott won a pair of juvenile stakes to begin the week, and Chad Brown’s exciting sophomore turf star Carl Spackler (IRE) picked up his second graded stakes win of the summer in the […]

They are off and running at Saratoga Race Course

New York Showcase Day 2023 Stakes Recaps

By Jarrod Horak I enjoyed handicapping these New York-bred stakes races at Saratoga on Sunday, Aug. 27. I previewed the races for the Digest and ended up going 3-for-6 with a second. These six stakes races wrapped up the Travers week stakes action. There is one week and ten stakes races to go at the […]

Arcangelo wins 2023 Travers at Saratoga

Travers 2023 Recap: Amazing Arcangelo

By Jarrod Horak Arcangelo moved to the head of the sophomore male division with a strong victory over Disarm in Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. In this post, I will go through each of the Travers entrants and discuss their rides and trips. Tapit Trice was the most pleasant surprise, and […]

Forte wins 2023 Jim Dandy.

Travers Stakes 2023 Analysis & Video

By Jarrod Horak The Grade 1 Travers will be run at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 26. A total of seven horses will face the starter and Forte is the 7-5 morning line favorite. I will go through the best Today’s Racing Digest pace ratings and final time ratings, and my video analysis is […]

Nest wins 2022 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga

Travers week stakes previews: Invest in Nest

By Jarrod Horak Travers week has arrived and the stakes schedule is off the hook. We have the Grade 2 Ballston Spa on Thursday, the Grade 1 Personal Ensign on Friday, five Grade 1 races including the Travers on Saturday, and six New York-bred stakes on Sunday. Let’s start with the weekday stakes, and I […]

Saratoga 2023: Jockeys to watch

By Jarrod Horak The 2023 Saratoga thoroughbred meet kicks off on Thursday, July 13 and I will be covering much of the action for the Digest this summer. Keep checking this spot for articles and videos. In this post, I will cover the riders to watch at the Spa.  Click here for Saratoga Racing Picks, Tips, […]