Horse Racing Schedule And Breeders’ Cup Prep Races For Aug. 1-2

Horse Racing News, Notes and Daily Tips From Saratoga and Del Mar

The biggest days at the races are the weekends, where the top tracks in America host the biggest stakes races. The Triple Crown races draw tremendous interest from fans, media and horse handicappers and bettors. From the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs to the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, there is plenty of additional racing that draws interest and betting from many of the top tracks listed below. That includes the four Breeders’ Cup prep races this weekend at Saratoga and Del Mar including the $750,000 Whitney Stakes (G1). FairwayJay added the Whitney and Kentucky Derby points race Shared Belief Stakes in his coverage at Forbes.

Each year culminates with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships the first weekend in November. The best race horses in the world compete for million dollar or more purses as jockeys, trainers and owners guide them to racing riches. The Sport of Kings becomes a world spectacle at the Breeders’ Cup, and Santa Anita (10) and Churchill Downs (9) have hosted the event more than any other tracks. The 2020 Breeders’ Cup is at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky on Nov. 6-7.

Follow along as this page and site provides weekend racing schedules, betting odds, news, notes and tips on races and betting information on the biggest races from the leading tracks in America. Check back prior to the races with any updated news, information, projections or weather issues.

Racing schedule and betting odds: Saturday, Aug. 1

Saratoga

Picks and Analysis at numberFire (Friday), part of FanDuel Racing

Picks and Analyst at numberFire (Saturday).

Picks and Analysis at numberFire (Sunday).

Daily Racing Form Race Schedule and Entries – 12 races Sat. including the $750K Whitney (G1), $500K Personal Ensign (G1) and $300K H. Allen Jerkens (G1) with the first two ‘Win and You’re In’ races into the 2020 Breeders’ Cup. FairwayJay covers all three races with insight and information you can bet on in his coverage for Forbes.

Daily Racing Form Race Schedule and Entries (Sunday)

Program changes and scratches.

Last Saturday (July 25) top picks cashed in at Saratoga. In Race 9, Turbo Drive won at 17/1 odds and returned $36.60 to win. Other top pick Jimmy Jazz (16/1) finished 3rd by a head for $8.40. Top pick & favorite Volatile won Race 10 – the $250K Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1).  Our other top pick in Race 3, Call Me Love, finished 2nd by a neck at 9/2 odds to return $6.80 in the $100K Ballston Spa.

Del Mar

Picks and Analysis at numberFire (Friday).

Picks and Analysis at numberFire (Saturday).

Picks and Analysis at numberFire (Sunday)

Daily Racing Form Race Schedule and Entries (Saturday) – 11 races Sat. including the $250K Bing Crosby (G1), another Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series race. Also, the $100K Shared Belief awards Kentucky Derby qualifying points (50-20-10-5). Both races are part of FairwayJay’s racing coverage for Forbes.

Daily Racing Form Race Schedule and Entries (Sunday)

Program changes and scratches.

Horse Racing News, Notes and Daily Tips

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Top race tracks in America

  • Arlington Park
  • Aqueduct Racetrack
  • Belmont Park
  • Churchill Downs
  • Del Mar Racetrack
  • Fair Grounds Race Course
  • Gulfstream Park
  • Keeneland Race Course
  • Monmouth Park
  • Oaklawn Park
  • Pimlico Race Course
  • Santa Anita Park
  • Saratoga Race Course
  • Tampa Bay Downs

Horse racing tracks running live Thoroughbred racing and covered on this page and site

Belmont Park
Churchill Downs
Del Mar Racing
Santa Anita Park
Saratoga Race Course
Monmouth Park

Additional races may be covered from selected racetracks from the top racetracks list.

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