HORSE BETTING NEWS
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert thinks winning the 68th running of the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante will not be an easy task.
American Pharoah's half-sister, Chasing Yesterday, will make her stakes debut in Grade 1, $350,000 Spinaway Stakes for Saratoga's closing weekend.
Raging Bull will face his rival Maraud in the Grade 3, $300,000 Saranac Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
Danceland, with the hope that she will remain perfect through two starts at the Spa and capture her first graded stakes victory in the Grade 2, $250,000 Glens Falls Handicap.
Opry rallied from last in the stretch before closing strong from the outside in the final furlong for an impressive maiden-breaking effort Wednesday in the 14th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 The With Anticipation for juveniles at Saratoga Race Course.
The 149th running of the $1,2500,000 Travers Stakes will be held on Saturday, August 25 at Saratoga and has shaped up to include an amzingly strong field including Good Magic, Bravazzo, Wonder Gadot, Tenfold, Vino Rosso, Mendelssohn, Catholic Boy & Gronkowski.
Sadler's Joy will defend title in the 44th running of the $1M Sword Dancer Invitational for 3-year-olds and up on the inner turf at Saratoga on August 25.
Baffert sends out Abel Tasman against fellow Hall of Famer Bill Mott's Elate in a field of six fillies and mares in the 71st running of the Personal Ensign Stakes.
Finley'sluckycharm heads a competitive field of nine in the 40th running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Ballerina Stakes August 25 at Saratoga Race Course.
On Saturday, Wonder Gadot is set to become the first filly since Davona Dale in 1979 to start in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers at Saratoga Race Course, and her connections are hopeful their 3-year-old star can become the first filly to win the race since Lady Rotha in 1915.
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