HORSE BETTING NEWS
It's not every day that a Quarter Horse race can capture the attention of the horse racing world, but that is exactly what will happen this upcoming Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, at Ruidoso Downs. The New Mexico horse track is set to host the $2.4 million All-American Futurity, in what will be North America's richest purse for 2-year-old racehorses. There will be a Quarter Horse record, $1.2 million awarded to the race's winner.
Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford and Belmont Stakes winner Ruler On Ice are in the field for Saturday's $1 million dollar Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course but it is Jim Dandy Stakes winner Stay Thirsty who is the 5-2 morning line favorite in horse betting.
The biggest race of the year at Del Mar Race Track is Sunday with the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Pacific Classic Stakes. Post positions were drawn for the Pacific Classic on Wednesday evening and a pair of leading contenders -- Grade 1 winners Twirling Candy and Game on Dude -- each received a less-than-favorable outside draw in the 11-horse field.
The $500,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic will once again highlight an all-stakes card when the Silver Anniversary edition of the West Virginia Breeders' Classics is held at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on October 15th. While official approval is still needed from the West Virginia Racing Commission, nine stakes, worth $1.345 million in total, are expected to comprise the Breeders' Classics card.
Six of the best fillies in the country will be battling for the win on Saturday in the $500,000 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Leading the way will be It's Tricky who has won five of her six lifetime starts. You can bet this race at OffTrackBetting.com and watch it on NBC television.
Four races have been slated to make up the opening leg of the fifth annual Drivers' Championship, to begin on Saturday (August 20) on closing night at Meadowlands Racetrack.
Returning to the site of some of the most successful events in its 27-year history, the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, Breeders' Cup Limited announced today at a press conference at LA Live.
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With a race under his belt, Winchester will aim for his fourth Grade 1 victory when he competes on Saturday in Saratoga Race Course's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap at 1 1/2 miles on the turf.
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