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Travers Is Steeped in History Just Like Saratoga

Saratoga Springs attracted visitors before the American Revolution when wealthy pilgrims journeyed to the carbonated mineral springs running through the area. The two Battles of Saratoga, considered the first Colonial victory and a turning point in the Revolutionary War, ended with British Gen. John Burgoyne’s surrender on Oct. 16, 1777.

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Greg Melikov’s Horses to Watch 8/10/09

Horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov that should improve significantly or do well next time out, won four times, ran second three times and finished third four times since July 1. These thoroughbreds are worth considering when developing your betting strategy.

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Greg Melikov’s Horses to Watch 6/22/09

Horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer
Greg Melikov that should improve significantly or do well next time out, won
eight times, ran second four times and finished third five times since May
13. These thoroughbreds are worth considering when developing your betting
strategy.

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Derby Horses to Challenge Rachel Alexandra in Preakness

A number of horses from the Kentucky Derby will be entered in the Preakness Stakes betting on Saturday but they will all be underdogs to the filly Rachel Alexandra. Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and Kentucky Derby betting favorite Friesan Fire will be among the horses that look to challenge the talented filly.

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Rachel Alexandra Headed to Preakness and Favored

The superstar filly Rachel Alexandra is headed for the Preakness Stakes betting . After a weekend of confusion, Mine That Bird’s owner Mark Allen and Pioneerof The Nile’s Ahmed Zayat have said they will not enter additional horses to keep the filly out of the Preakness. Now, not only is Rachel Alexandra in the Preakness, she is favored in horse racing odds.

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Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays Pick and Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays are coming off a sweep of the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox over the weekend. They will look to keep their hot streak going as they open up a series against Oakland on Tuesday. The Blue Jays will go with A.J. Burnett while the A’s will counter with Rich Harden.

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Utah Jazz at New Orleans Hornets Pick and Preview

Two of the best teams in the NBA meet on Tuesday in New Orleans as the Hornets host the Jazz. The Jazz lead the season series 2-1 with two blowout wins in Salt Lake and a 12-point loss in New Orleans. Both teams lead their respective divisions and are fighting for playoff positioning.

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Final Four Preview – Memphis vs UCLA Pick

The high scoring Memphis Tigers will try and play a fast paced game on Saturday while the UCLA Bruins will try and slow things down. It should be an interesting contrast in the second game of the Final Four.

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