This Week's Top Races
Saratoga Racecourse and Mountaineer Park will host the richest races of the weekend on Saturday, August 2.
At Saratoga, 3-year-olds and up willing to go 1 1/8 miles will have a shot at the $1.5 million purse of the Whitney Invitational Handicap (G1) as well as a guaranteed berth to the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1). Last year's Belmont Stakes winner, Palace Malice, will be looking to extend his winning streak to five races; he is having a breakout year. Winner of the 2013 Eclipse award for champion 3-year-old horse, Will Take Charge is also probable for the event, but he has won only one of his last five starts. Departing and Itsmyluckyday are also among the top contenders.
Mountaineer Park will be hosting the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2) for 3-year-olds on the same day. Run at 1 1/8 miles, the race will feature some of this year's Triple Crown hopefuls like Tapiture, Candy Boy and Vicar's In Trouble. After coming off a win in the Matt Winn Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, Tapiture has been looking particularly solid.
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