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August 2015 - Posts

TimeformUS Preview: American Pharoah looks to be first Triple Crown winner to take Travers since Whirlaway in 1941

By TimeformUS Analyst Mike Beer >> Go to the TimeformUS PPs for the Travers | Post Time 5:46 EDT Saturday The Grade 1 Travers, for 3yos over 1 1/4 miles, is always the centerpiece of the Saratoga race meet. This year's running has taken on added significance due to the participation of one horse. That horse is, of course, American Pharoah, who arrived, via much fanfare and with a full-on media... Read More

TimeformUS Preview: In a deep Pacific Classic at Del Mar, an East Coast shipper & a turf-to-dirt longshot have our attention

By TimeformUS West Coast Analyst Justin Finch >> Go to the TimeformUS PPs for the Pacific Classic | Post Time 6:10 PDT Saturday The Grade 1, $1,000,000 Pacific Classic has a field of 10 horses going a mile and 1/4 on the main track. The field is led by Beholder, the great mare with the 3.6-million dollar bankroll, who is attempting to become the first female to win the Pacific Classic. She is... Read More

TimeformUS Preview: Euro Shippers face tough Chad Brown duo in The Arlington Million

>> Go to the TimeformUS PPs for the Arlington Million | Post Time 5:48 CDT Saturday By TimeformUS Analyst Mike Beer As usual, Europe is well-represented in the 2015 Grade 1 Arlington Million. Five of the 13 entrants in Saturday's 33rd running made their last start overseas, though they are far from the most imposing bunch ever to land on our shores for a major race, none of the five having tasted... Read More

TimeformUS Preview: In a riveting renewal of Saratoga's Whitney Stakes, a Kentucky shipper intrigues

>> Go to the PPs for the Whitney | Post Time 5:46 EDT Saturday By TimeformUS Analyst Mike Beer The Grade 1 Whitney will go as Race 9 on Saturday at Saratoga, and to call it the race of the year, so far, is not to overstate things. This race, with a field of 10 entered, and a fast pace on tap according to the TimeformUS Pace Projector, is going to be a war from start to finish. There are seven... Read More

TimeformUS Stakes Preview: Could the Haskell pace compromise American Pharoah?

>>Go To The TimeformUS PPs for The Haskell | Post Time 5:52 EDT Sunday By TimeformUS Analyst Mike Beer The Grade 1 Haskell Invitational has been a major summer stop for 3yos for quite a while, but this year's running will achieve new levels of importance with the arrival of American Pharoah. The first Triple Crown winner in 37 years has bedded down at Monmouth Park, where he will kick off the... Read More

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