Bet On Saratoga
Well the premier race season in the country in over. It was not as fun not being able to go the Saratoga Race Course and enjoy the sights and atmosphere that the track has to offer, but the purse handle was up 14% from last year which means it was a huge success for New York State.
Here is the break down of the entier season for handicapping. In the past I only did turf races with full cards on Travers Day and the last weekend for the Woodward. This year I did every race for every day. It was more work than I have ever done for The Spooky Express, but we did well.
Forty days of racing with 411 races being run. We missed one Sunday (day after Travers Day as we celebrated way too much after a record breaking day for me personally). Total races handicapped 401. The weather took two full cards from turf and were run in the slop and a few races were taken off the turf due to weather and pop up storms. That leaves us with 372 races handicapped – here is the tally.
Winners – 108
Place – 106
Show – 108
Exactas – 44
Triples – 13
PICK 4 – 4
Most likely to win – 12 (A few were scratched)
Long Shot of Day – 3 (12 of these were scratched)
Pick 6 – 1
We were skunked with nothing on the board in 26 races and surprisingly the majority of that came the last two weeks of the season.
Biggest Triple was on 9/6 worth $6029
Race 8 – Dirt
3 – LAST JUDGEMENT – $300,000 purchase who drops down big here. Can rate and close, but will need to be close to pace. WIN
7 – MAILIBU PRO – Trainer hits at 28% off the claim. Very good rate and closer. Won last race with ease. SHOW
10 – MAD MUNNYS – Lone speed in the race. Watch the board, if the horse takes money it is live. PLACE
The best week was August 19-23
24 wins, 17 exactas ( four paid $150.00 or more), 8 triples a PICK 4, 3 MOST LIKELY TO WINS (one was scratched) and A LONG SHOT OF DAY (went off at 3-1 at post time, but morning line ws 10-1).
Best Day was Travers Day by far. August 8
9 winners, 8 exactas, two triples, MOST LIKELY TO WIN, a PICK 4 and the PICK 6 for $817. Unreal.
What a great season. I am now officially bored with nothing to do. LOL. Great job Earl getting everything posted. The website looked great all year. You are the best!! Hope we made some money and were able to bring in some new followers and clients. Talk soon.