Author: Cam

Yonkers Raceway Under the Microscope

Yonkers has been sucked into the dark shadows that labeled this sport as cheats, and it continues to be under the microscope for violations with trainers trying to get an advantage illegally at one of the top tracks in the sport. Frank Drucker is one of the best racing odds makers in the sport and I am sure Frank had many head scratch moments. There have been days I would shake my head and ask, “Why is this happening?” I have seen many trainers get fined and even banned from Yonkers Raceway. Let’s name names; Lou Pena, banned for...

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Dubai World Cup 2017

Now the 2nd richest race in the World behind the Pegasus World Cup which had its inaugural race this year and was won by what many believe is the best horse today, Arrogate. Arrogate has not let up since his record-setting race he won by more than 13 lengths in the Grade I, $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga last August. He continues to show race fans why he could be one of the best horses ever after winning the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita in November by a half-length. He just keeps getting better and...

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Pocono Downs Opens Tonight 3/21/17

The new meet is now official! Pocono Downs opens and #6 Star of Terror opens the meet with a win paying $6.60 to win with Jimmy Morrill Jr. in the bike. This is by far one of my favorite tracks and one I have visited a couple of times. The track brings in good horses and connections with some decent purses on par with Yonkers and the Meadowlands. We have many fans at the Winners Wire who call home in Pennsylvania and I know John Davidson calls this his home track. The Winners Wire will have Pocono Downs in...

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Horse Racing Handicapping Contests

Do you like competition? You’ve come to the right place! The Winners Wire offers free and paid horse racing handicapping contests. It’s easy to join and participate in our horse racing contests. Create your free account on the forums by visiting https://www.winnerswire.com/forums/register.php. Once you become a member, you can start posting picks and join in on the banter with other horse racing fans. Try to be the top handicapper with the highest ROI for either harness or thoroughbred racing. We play both harness and thoroughbred racing and run quarterly competitions for awards as well as our popular $5 Buy...

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Travers Day – Saturday, August 29th

A fantastic card on hand with the featured race “Travers Stakes” where all eyes will be on the Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah. It’s a full day of racing action with several stakes races on the card as well. The Travers Stakes dates back to 1864, and it’s the oldest major thoroughbred race in America and the biggest event at Saratoga Springs. Here’s a look at all the featured races on the card; The Travers (G1) $1,250,000 — 146th running of the Mid-Summer Derby for 3-year-olds Note: The purse will be increased to $1,600,000 if American Pharoah runs Sword Dancer Invitational (G1) $1,000,000 Personal Ensign (G1) $750,000 Forego (G1) $700,000 King’s Bishop (G1) $500,000 The Ballerina (G1) $500,000 Ballston Spa (G2) $400,000 2015 Travers Stakes Draw – provided by Saratoga RACE COURSE This information is current as of 8/26/15 Position Horse Odds Jockey 1 Upstart 15-1 Irad Ortiz, Jr. 2 American Pharoah 1-5 Victor Espinoza 3 Mid Ocean 50-1 Manny Franco 4 Texas Red 8-1 Kent Desormeaux 5 Frammento 30-1 Jose Ortiz 6 Frosted 6-1 Joel Rosario 7 Keen Ice 12-1 Javier Castellano 8 Tale of Verve 30-1 Gary Stevens 9 King of New York 50-1 Julien Leparoux 10 Smart Transition 20-1 John Velazquez In addition to this spectacular day of racing at Saratoga Springs, racing fans can watch the races live on NBC 4PM-6PM EDT. The Winners Wire...

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