Fairway Jay

FairwayJay is a leading national sports and betting analyst and provides insight and information you can bet on to engage and assist the avid fan. His tee-to-green coverage and racing contributions have been provided to Churchill Downs, Twinspires, TVG, Forbes, TheLines, numberFire and PlayUSA platforms. Follow on Twitter: @FairwayJay

Suburban Handicap Preview

The Belmont Summer Meet continues through July 11, and one of the featured stakes races of the 59 scheduled is the $400,000 Grade II Suburban Stakes for older horses. The two leading favorites in the six horse field are Mystic Guide (1/1) and Happy Saver (6/5), who dueled in last fall’s Jockey Club Gold Cup […] Read More
Posted on: July 3, 2021 | Belmont Park Industry News | Fairway Jay

Mandaloun Returns For TVG Pegasus Stakes

The $150,000 TVG.com Pegasus Stakes drew just five runners at Monmouth Park, and Kentucky Derby runner-up Mandaloun (3/5)returns to the track as the heavy race favorite for Sunday’s race. Mandaloun arrived from Churchill Downs early Friday morning. He’s been working beautifully for trainer Brad Cox since finishing second in the ‘Run for the Roses’ while […] Read More
Posted on: June 12, 2021 | Industry News Racing and Events | Fairway Jay

Trainer Bob Baffert Suspended From Racing At Belmont, Other New York Racetracks

Bob Baffert’s troubles continue Top trainer Bob Baffert was suspended this week from entering horses at New York racetracks. That includes Belmont Park and the upcoming Belmont Stakes on June 5. Baffert is suspended pending an investigation into Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit‘s failed postrace drug test. Medina Spirit finished third as the favorite in […] Read More
Posted on: May 18, 2021 | Belmont Park Industry News Saratoga | Fairway Jay

The 2021 Preakness Stakes Field And Odds

The 2021 Preakness Stakes has some controversy after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a post-Derby drug test. Trainer Bob Baffert was suspended from entering any horses at Churchill Downs until the investigation process is complete. That will likely include a disqualification of Medina Spirit and naming runner-up Mandaloun as the Kentucky Derby winner. Unfortunately […] Read More
Posted on: May 12, 2021 | Industry News Preakness Stakes Triple Crown | Fairway Jay

Medina Spirit Captures 2021 Kentucky Derby

Trainer Bob Baffert won his record seventh Kentucky Derby on Saturday. This time, it was 12-1 shot Medina Spirit who prevailed, with jockey John Velazquez taking him wire to wire to hold off big longshot pace-presser Mandaloun (26-1) by a half length. The Derby favorite, Essential Quality, finished fourth and a head behind Hot Rod […] Read More
Posted on: May 2, 2021 | Industry News Kentucky Derby | Fairway Jay
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