All Rights Reserved. Multiple Grade I races dot the racing calendar, and the venue is a preferred destination for top owners, trainers, jockeys and racing enthusiasts alike. Wizard Race and Sports’ leading handicapper, The Wizard, has been a horse handicapping leader for over three decades and is committed to bringing back professionally handicapped horse racing picks to the masses. Saratoga Racetrack is one of the premier thoroughbreds meets in the world. by John Piassek | Oct 17, 2020 | Breaking, Handicapping. Saratoga has held racing annually since 1864, with very few exceptions. These aren't 2nd rate free plays like most sites offer. Saratoga Picks for Monday, September 7, 2020. Overall profitable day on Sunday with our Belmont & Graded Stakes writeups -- which now has a flat bet profit for the year. Don’t take our word for it. In 1896, no meet was held due to a high volume of tracks in the area. Outlier 1. 3. 1. #5 Critical Value (8-5) – Has won easily against similar company, and despite this maybe not being her best distance, is still the best here, 3. Julie Bird In total, 16 Grade I races are held annually at Saratoga: 4 Star Dave (3YO&up), Alabama (3YO fillies), Ballerina (Fillies and Mares 3&up), Coaching Club American Oaks (3YO fillies), Diana (older fillies), Forego (3YO&up), Hopeful (2YO), Allen Jerkens Memorial (3YO), Personal Ensign (older fillies), Spinaway (2YO fillies), Sword Dancer (4&up), Test (3YO&up) Travers (3YO), Vanderbilt (3YO&up), Whitney (3YO&up), Woodward (3&up). Wagering on horse racing is entertaining and fun when done in a responsible manner. Wizard Race and Sports does not provide any advice or guidance as to the legality of online sports betting or other online gambling activities within your jurisdiction and you are responsible for complying with laws that are applicable to you in your relevant locality. Ima Pharoah Standardbred racing began in Saratoga Springs as early as the mid-1800s. Saratoga’s summer meet traditionally commences in mid-June and ends in early September. Fort Worth 3. Bankroll Beatdown. There are numerous reasons why Saratoga is as popular a place as any racetrack in the United States. Hunt the Front, RACE 6 Termed the “Graveyard of Champions,” Saratoga Race Course is located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, 30 miles north of the state capital of Albany. Blue Kentucky Girl By the mid-1800s, Saratoga was the summer home of many wealthy Americans and internationals, and a hotbed of tourism and gambling. Nearly every Breeders Cup division is represented on the stakes calendar, and many Breeders Cup champions have entered the starting gate or paraded around Saratoga’s winners circle. Looking to cash in big? Ready Seeker, RACE 4 Check out the latest odds, top picks, and predictions for 2020 Saratoga Derby August 15 at 5:17 PM! In 1863, future congressman John Morrisey held the first thoroughbred race card on the current location of the Oklahoma Training Track. Go Get the Basil 3. August 15. #6 Queen Arella (8-1) – Wasn’t competitive in the Scuylerville, but should have a bounce-back performance here at a decent price, 3. In 1999, Saratoga Race Course was rated as Sports Illustrated’s #10 sports venue of the 20th Century, alongside iconic American venues Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium, Augusta National Golf Club and Lambeau Field. Nearly every top trainer has a string at Saratoga, and unlike other meets where an assistant is dispatched to oversee the proceeding, big name trainers are ever present both in the mornings and afternoons at Saratoga. Vicarage Meet after Meet since the fall of 1987; The Wizard has been cashing winning tickets with his Saratoga picks. The Wizard Race and Sports products are the only one of its kind where it is updated 30 to 60 minutes before the first post after late scratches and track conditions are known. 3. #4 Gucci Factor (5-2) – Didn’t finish after coming off a long layoff against top company, but still has the best efforts of this field at this distance, 2.