Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Oh, By The Way

Saturday at Saratoga is Travers Day. The crowd will be unbelievable, the energy will be electric, it will be what every day at the racetrack is supposed to be. You have the Derby winner, the Belmont winner, the Jim Dandy winner, and the horse that missed out on it all with an injury that most likely will be the favorite on Saturday. In addition, the overriding story of the day might be the horse that won the Preakness and isn't there.

However, there will be more than one race on the card at Saratoga on Saturday. Don't forget that the Grade 1 $300,000 Ballerina will be on the program. This could be a fantastic extended sprint duel between Indian Blessing and Informed Decision. Informed Decision worked a blistering five furlongs in 58.09 seconds this morning for a bullet at the distance. Indian Blessing just happens to be the reigning Eclipse Award winner in her division.

This could be the best race of the day on Saturday, so don't just focus on the Travers, because it will be a great card nearly all the way around.

Tune in tomorrow for more from They Are Off. For right now, I am Gone...GOODBYE!

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