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From the Rooftop at Belmont at Saratoga

Look back at the Belmont Day at Saratoga. What was the outcome at the Belmont Festival at Saratoga? Aside from the racing, there were changes and updates were made at Saratoga as this is where Belmont Stakes Day will be while the new Belmont Park in Elmont, New York is under construction.

2024 Belmont Stakes Preview

Belmont Stakes Day is on Saturday, June 8, 2024. This year for the first time in history, the 156th running of the Grade 1, $2 million Belmont Stakes will be held at the Saratoga Race Course while the big reconstruction project continues at Belmont Park. Due to the configuration of Saratoga’s main track, the Belmont…

FREE Horse Racing Pick for Saturday June1, 2024

The pick below is yours free from the Wizard. Churchill Downs Race 8. Post Time 4:23 ET (7) SCYLLA Scylla looks like the "now" filly in a race where Wet Paint and Xigera are both attempting to duplicate last year's form. Following a sub-par 3rd place finish in the Doubledogdare, her only two-turner, she rebounded…

A Discussion on the Use of Speed Figures

Which horse will run fastest today? Simply put, Thoroughbred speed figures are a measure of performance. And nearly all handicappers rely on speed figures, some more than others. For most, perusing speed figures is their starting point. It’s a good starting point, especially for “newbies”. But speed figures are never the be all or end…


 Thoroughbred Racehorse trainers are a breed unto themselves. They are mini-corporate CEOs. They manage and maintain a barn full of horses. Trainers employ a workforce of assistants, grooms, hot walkers, stall muckers, exercise riders, jockeys, and veterinarians. To paraphrase, “it takes a village” to get horses to the races and keep them racing.  Trainers receive…


Written by: Tom Amello and The Wizard Facts! The Associated Press reported a 13% increase in Derby viewership from 14.8 million in 2023 to 16.7million, the largest audience since 1989. Parent company CDI announced, and Bloodhorse reported, “Betting on this year's 20-horse Derby race totaled $210.7 million, up 11% compared with last year's previous record…

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Last updated: February, 2024

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