Catching Up: Round-Up of Saratoga Stakes Races

What else does one do on a rainy Saturday than work on some long, long, LONG overdue website updates? Here, a collection of the stakes races I covered at Saratoga for Brisnet/TwinSpires–dreams come true for connections, along with the bittersweet and the poignant… Grade 1 Spinaway–Sippican Harbor Owner: Lee Pokoik Trainer: Gary Contessa Breeder: Justin…

Catching Up: Round-Up of Saratoga Two-Year-Old Races

What else does one do on a rainy Saturday than work on some long, long, LONG overdue website updates? Here, a collection of the two-year-old maiden winners I covered at Saratoga for Brisnet/TwinSpires. Here’s hoping we’ll hear more from these babies… Takecharge Mirella  Owner: Big Dom Racing Stable Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin Breeder: Cantrell Family Partnership…

Benner Island Steps Up in the Grade 1 Acorn

A look at Benner Island‘s past performances might suggest the filly entered in Saturday’s Acorn Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park is due for a loss. After all, she won last out in the Eight Belles (G2) at Churchill Downs in May, and following each of her two previous wins, she’s slumped a bit before returning…