Horse racing on August 1st will be highlighted by the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga.
This horse betting race is over a mile and one-eighths on the dirt and has a half million dollar purse. There are a number of well known horses that will get attention in horse betting for the Jim Dandy including Charitable Man.
Horse racing odds at the online sportsbook could be interesting on Charitable Man who has not raced since finishing fourth in the Belmont Stakes. The Kiaran McLaughlin trained horse was considered for the Haskell in horse racing but not many trainers want to go up against Rachel Alexandra. “We were always pointing to the Jim Dandy for the most part,” McLaughlin said. “But that (Rachel) might have had a little to do with staying in Saratoga. Really, we just want to get a race over the track. We know he already likes it. We can hook her (Rachel) in the Travers if that’s what they decide to do.”
Another of the horse racing contenders in the Jim Dandy figures to be Pyro, who worked 4 furlongs at Saratoga. Pyro finished 8th in Kentucky Derby horse racing but since then has won the Northern Dancer Stakes at Churchill Downs in horse betting.
Other horse racing contenders in the Jim Dandy Stakes at the sportsbook include last year’s Belmont Stakes winner Da’ Tara, trained by Nick Zito and Anak Nakal. "He’s been working very well, we’re reuniting him with Alan (Garcia)," Zito said, "He had two races this year, and they both were good. He’ll hopefully put together another one and he’ll be on his way. I still think he can have a pretty good year." Other horse betting choices could be Macho Again, Tiz Now Tiz Then, and Tizbig.
Horse racing history tells us that the track record for the Jim Dandy was set in 1996 by Louis Quatorze at 1:47.26. Eddie Maple and Jerry Bailey have the most jockey wins in the horse racing event with four while Todd Pletcher has won the race four times as a trainer.
Last year in the Jim Dandy it was Macho Again winning for trainer Dallas Stewart in horse racing. Two years ago in horse racing in the Jim Dandy it was Street Sense winning the race. Three years ago it was Bernardini winning this horse racing event while Flower Alley won in 2005.