Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter. I write this ahead of what promises to be a fun day over at Walt and Whitman Brewery -- we are all set up for the first of what will hopefully be a number of viewing parties this summer. I still have not had a proper day of socializing this meet. It's all to benefit our pals at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and you can donate to them through our link, Even if you can't come today -- and it's getting late to do so! -- please consider a donation. Our friends at Walt and Whitman have agreed to match all listener donations this week. So it's a great opportunity to make your cash worth that much more.
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Should be plenty of fun stuff this weekend with some star power at SAR in the forms of Sistercharlie and Volatile. I'm excited to see what Shirl's Speight does for an encore at Woodbine, and of course the most infamous horse in training, the ironically named Maximum Security, makes his return to the races at DMR in the San Diego. If I'm being completely honest though, the thing I'm most looking forward to this weekend is the double feature I'm going to see at the Malta Drive-In (not a sponsor -- YET) on Saturday night with Susan: Grease/American Graffiti. Not a bad exacta even if I'm admittedly more excited about the latter than the former.
If you are looking for picks on this weekend's races check out both our Racing Picks Podcast and the show I'll drop Sunday morning, Live at the Brentwood. This week's guest will be Matt Vagvolgyi and we'll be going over the Saratoga card.
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RacingPicks Players’ Podcast - July 24th 2020
Brought to you by RacingPicks.com, your free source for great horse racing selections and offers. PTF is joined by a trio of guests
Lou Mazzarelli is here to talk about WinStar StableMates and covers the late Pick 5 at Saratoga on Friday (Later in the show PTF runs down his thoughts on the late Pick 5 from Saturday).
Sean Alvarez drops by to talk about Saturday’s late Pick 5 from DMR.
Drew Coatney gives us his thoughts the Saturday card from Woodbine
Woodbine / Saratoga / Del Mar Coverage
Over on the ITM blog, Drew will provide insights on some of the action from Woodbine this weekend. Make sure to check out his analysis as two races from Woodbine (9 and 10) are part of the Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday.
PTF will be posting Live at the Brentwood for Sunday and if you’re looking for more Saratoga analysis, you can find Nick Tammaro’s daily analysis over on Steve Byk’s site - Always a great place to start.
John Pinder is back with analysis and coverage at Del Mar on Saturday. You'll find his piece on the ITM blog. John tipped the Pick 4 at Monmouth last weekend.
Stronach 5 Podcast - July 24th 2020
CANCELLED: But hey, if you still want to get some analysis of the scheduled dirt race at Gulfstream…PTF and JK cover the Stronach 5 sequence from Laurel Park and Gulfstream. It starts in race 6 from Laurel Park (post time 3:23PM EST).
Talk Racing to Me - Episode 15 - Acacia Courtney and Tyler Gaffalione
Naomi welcomed two guests this week. Fox Sports host and analyst, Acacia Courtney starts things off and the show closes with an in depth conversation with jockey Tyler Gaffalione - who seems to be winning Grade 1 races with regularity these days.
Redboard Rewind - EP 44 - Brad Thomas
Spencer reviewed the major stakes races from the Haskell card with Brad Thomas. Listen as Brad makes the case that Mike Maker is the best turf trainer in America.
Matt reviewed the results from major stakes races last weekend - Taking a deep dive into the Haskell and CCA Oaks.
A reminder that In the Money Media is now the U.S. distributor to Nick Luck’s daily podcast. Come for Nick Luck and stay for the outstanding guests he has on a regular basis. Make sure to catch his interview with Bob Baffert as they discuss expectations for Maximum Security’s return tomorrow.
There wasn’t a new episode this week but expect some big time guests from JK in the coming weeks! In the meantime, make sure to listen to the past shows.
Tyler didn’t connect on the day but the content here applies throughout the meet and beyond. As we always say, bet construction is vitally important and this wager requires a specific approach to create value.
Tons of great content including a special 20th Anniversary column by Sean Clancy and one of the degenerates referenced on Page 28 is ITM’s PTF.
Marylou Whitney, a Saratoga Icon - America’s Best Racing
Dan Gonella has taken an objective approach to analyzing a question that many have wondered about - How are the Servis horses performing in new barns?
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