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  1. 2018 Belmont Entries

    June 8, 2018 by saratogasam

    2018 Belmont Odds as of Friday, June 8th, 2018

    Best of Luck to Triple Crown Contender, Justify !

    PostHorseTrainerDosageJockeyM/L Odds
    1JustifyBob Baffert3.00Mike Smith4-5
    2Free Drop BillyDale Romans1.74 *Robby Albarado30-1
    3BravazoD. Wayne Lukas2.75Luis Saez8-1
    4HofburgBill Mott2.78Irad Ortiz Jr.9-2
    5Restoring HopeBob Baffert1.72Florent Geroux30-1
    6GronkowskiChad Brown3.00Jose Ortiz12-1
    7TenfoldSteve Asmussen3.00Ricardo Santana Jr.12-1
    8Vino RossoTodd Pletcher3.57John Velazquez8-1
    9Noble IndyTodd Pletcher3.00Javier Castellano30-1
    10Blended CitizenDoug O’Neill3.00 *Kyle Frey30-1

    Note: All horses will carry 126 lbs.




  2. 2018 Kentucky Derby Entries

    May 4, 2018 by saratogasam

    144th Kentucky Derby

    2018 Kentucky Derby Entries

    Sentimental Favorite is Saratoga-Bred My Boy Jack

    from Don’t Tell My Wife Stables.

    1Firenze FireJason Servis4.14Paco Lopez50-1
    2Free Drop BillyDale Romans1.74 *Robby Albarado30-1
    3Promises FulfilledDale Romans9.00Corie Lanerie30-1
    4FlameawayMark Casse4.00Jose Lezcano30-1
    5AudibleTodd Pletcher5.00Javier Castellano50-1
    6Good MagicChad Brown3.40 *Jose Ortiz12-1
    7JustifyBob Baffert3.00Mike Smith3-1
    8Lone SailorTodd Fincher2.71James Graham50-1
    9HofburgBill Mott2.78Irad Ortiz20-1
    10My Boy JackKeith Desormeaux1.77Kent Desormeaux30-1
    11Bolt d’OroMick Ruis3.00 *Victor Espinoza8-1
    12EnticedKiaran McLaughlin3.00Junior Alvarado30-1
    13BravazoD. Wayne Lukas2.75Luis Contreras50-1
    14MendelssohnAidan O’Brien1.80 *Ryan Moore5-1
    15Instilled RegardJerry Hollendorfer1.59 *Drayden Van Dyke50-1
    16Magnum MoonTom Amoss3.27Luis Saez6-1
    17SolominiBob Baffert3.00 *Flavien Prat30-1
    18Vino RossoTodd Pletcher3.57John Velazquez12-1
    19Noble IndyTodd Pletcher3.00Florent Geroux30-1
    20CombatantSteve Asmussen2.60Ricardo Santana Jr.50-1
    21AEBlended CitizenDoug O’Neill3.00 *Kyle Frey50-1


  3. Horse Breeds

    March 11, 2015 by saratogasam

    Horse Breeds – American Quarter Horse


    By Nanette Hughston

    The American Quarter Horse is the first breed of horse native to the United States. The breed evolved when the bloodlines of horses brought to the New World were mixed. Foundation American Quarter Horse stock originated from Arab, Turk and Barb breeds. Selected Stallions and Mares were crossed with horses brought to Colonial America from England and Ireland in the 1600’s. This combination resulted in a compact, heavily muscled horse that evolved to fill the colonists passion for short distance racing.
    The amazing power behind a quarter horse enabled this great animal to run short distances over a straightaway faster than any other horse with the fastest being named Celebrated American Running Horse. The names for this breed has changed many times over the years until 1940 when a registry was formed to preserve the breed which officially became the American Quarter Horse Association.
    In the year 1674 in Enrico County, Virginia the first American Quarter Horse Race was held. They were one-on-one match races down village streets, county lanes and level pastures. Many disagreements and fights were generated from heavy betting of large purse races by 1690. The American Quarter Horse, due to their calm disposition and quick response time, the horse became known for its “cow sense”, being able to outmaneuver cattle. During the 1800’s as many pioneer folk moved westward, so did the American Quarter Horse. An abundant amount of cattle ranches stretched across the plains. Making this breed well suited for the cattle ranchers.
    In today’s world, the American Quarter Horse still remains a great sprinter known for their heavy muscling, but they have exceeded way past the cattle horse. These amazing horses compete in almost every discipline available, from rodeo events, such as barrel racing and calf roping to English disciplines such as dressage and show jumping. The make a nice little children’s hunter as well, with the ability to jump a wide range of heights. They are one of the most versatile breeds in the world. Many pleasure riders still look to the American Quarter horse for recreational riding, as they make a nice pleasure horse as well.

    Breeders, since the creation of the breed over fifty years ago, have diligently been trying to perfect the bloodlines to produce a high quality versatile animal.. Strict guidelines have been set by the American Quarter Horse Association regarding registration of the American Quarter Horses. Some of these guidelines include:

    1. Limited white markings on the face and below the knee

    2. Only thirteen accepted colors recognized by the AQHA. These are sorrel (reddish brown), bay, black, brown, buckskin, chestnut, dun, red dun, gray, grullo, palomino, red roan and blue roan. The official gray color is what most people call white, but there are no “white” American Quarter Horses.

    3. A quarter horse foal must be the product of a numbered American Quarter Horse dam and a numbered American Quarter Horse sire. There is an appendix registry for foals with one numbered American Quarter Horse parent and one Thoroughbred parent registered with The Jockey Club.

    Some other notable characteristics of the American Quarter Horse is their speed, versatility, gentle nature, heavy muscling and keen cow sense. If you own an American Quarter Horse, no matter what discipline you choose to ride, your horse will excel. This breed is one of the most enjoyable horse breeds around today and one of the most popular.


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