Joe’s Picks- September 1, 2023

Happy September 1st...the official date of knowing that we are 2 months away from the Breeder's Cup!  Yesterday, the filly Gala Brand was sensational in winning and beating the boys in the With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga.  She closed from last to first and did so behind ridiculously slow opening fractions, 1:16 and a piece […]

Joe’s Picks-August 31, 2023

SARATOGA For the closing weekend of Saratoga, the weather forecast is about as beautiful as it can get this time of year.  I do not expect to see any of the races taken off of the turf and we should see a good show over the course of the next four days. Race 1- Daily […]

Joe’s Picks-August 27, 2023

SARATOGA Race 1- 50 cent Pick Five play Thoughts: I am going to take five horses in this maiden special weight sprint race.  Three of them come from strong trainers (#4 JINGLE JANGLE/Linda Rice, #8 MARCO T/Christophe Clement and #9 GIOIA MIA/David Donk), and then a 12-1 longhsot in #7 PRETTY UP who switches surfaces after […]

Breakdowns & the State of the Game

It was heartbreaking to see more breakdowns at Saratoga yesterday.  RIP to New York Thunder who broke down as he was winning the Grade 1 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial.  Another undefeated horse stricken in the Saratoga stretch casting a shadow over a great day of racing.  We here at Joe's Picks want to express our […]

Joe’s Picks-August 26, 2023

We have a lot of action today with the Travers Stakes going down in Saratoga where you will see the three Triple Crown winners duke it out to lay claim to the title and get their racing colors painted on the infield canoe!!!  So, lets dive in and make some coin today! SARATOGA I am […]

Joe’s Picks- Adjusted Picks due to Saratoga changes & scratches

SARATOGA So, NYRA has decided to take races 1,4 & 10 off of the turf but have kept races 3 & 8 on the turf.  So, adjusted picks from what I sent out earlier are below. Race 1- 50 cent Pick Five play Thoughts: With the scratches due to Race 1 being taken off of the […]

Joe’s Picks-August 25, 2023

SARATOGA With rain overnight and into today and the Travers card on Saturday, I am making the prediction that they will cancel all of the turf racing today.  It's typically what NYRA does in this scenario before a big stakes day, so all of my picks today are based on dirt racing. Race 1- 50 […]

Saratoga Adjust Picks-August 24, 2023

SARATOGA Adjusted picks are below, since NYRA has kept all of the racing on turf today. Race 1- 50 cent Pick Five play My ticket: 2,6,7/ 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10/ 3,6/ 2,3,4,6,7/ 2,3 - $270.00 Race 6- 50 cent Pick Five play My ticket: 4,6,9/ 1/ 1,2,3,4,7,8/ 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9/ 1,2,5,8,9 - $405.00 Race 7- 50 cent Pick Four play […]

Joe’s Picks-August 24, 2023

SARATOGA For the next three days, the Albany-Saratoga region is expecting a lot of rain which stinks with the Travers on Saturday.  The heaviest of rains are supposed to occur on Friday which makes turf racing for Saturday questionable and who knows what will happen the next two days with the turf racing.  All I […]

Joe’s Picks-August 23, 2023

SARATOGA It's Travers week! And the field is set with 7 runners for the crown jewel of the summer meet this Saturday.  The Midsummer Derby features the winners of each leg of the Triple Crown, as well as pre-Kentucky Derby favorite and Jim Dandy winner, Forte.  It should be a great race and with a […]

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