Tag Archives: Linda Rice

Saratoga News and Views: Belmont at the Spa?

By Jarrod Horak The Saratoga summer meet wrapped up earlier today and the stakes schedule ended with a shocking result. Nutella Fella stunned his rivals and paid $111 in the Grade 1 Hopeful. Irad Ortiz Jr. was the leading rider, and the trainer title came down to the final race of the meet. Linda Rice […]

Pioneering Spirit takes the 2023 Bernard Baruch at Saratoga

Saratoga 2023: Spinaway & Hopeful Recaps

By Jarrod Horak The curtain has come down on the 2023 summer meet at Saratoga. The final two Grade 1 races of the meet were for 2-year-olds, and neither had the result that many were expecting. Brightwork was hardly a big surprise in the Spinaway, but Nutella Fella’s victory in the Hopeful was completely expected […]

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 […]

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: Trainers to watch

By Jarrod Horak The 2023 Saratoga summer thoroughbred meet begins on Thursday, July 13. I covered the riders to watch at the Spa yesterday. Today, I will take a look at the top trainers to keep an eye on.   Click here for Saratoga Racing Picks, Tips, and Insider Analysis 2022 Leading Trainers (wins): Chad Brown […]

Storm Shooter: Fought Gamely For 2nd While Off Form

Entered this in poor form, but the blinkers were removed for this and he set the early pace. He was hooked up with a rival around the turn and fought on gamely in the stretch along the rail in a three horse driving finish at the wire. The gelding held 3rd and he may be […]

Zeebear: Good Learning Experience Proving Debut Win Was Not a Fluke

Led throughout in his debut, but was outrun for the early lead in start #2. He kept dropping back up the backstretch and went to the back of the pack around the turn. The jock didn’t seem too confident in him entering the stretch, but as he started to catch the others he really turned […]

Les Bon Temps: can rebound and might be best tracking the pace

Tried her best to keep up with the huge favorite Maple Leaf Mel early, she made a bid entering the stretch and tired late to finish 3rd. She might be at her best when able to track the pace and not press or chase it and maybe she can rebound if able to stay away […]