We will be looking at two races in this weekend’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the Week. I picked out the 2013 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Racetrack in upstate New York, (more on that in a second) where another small field (of five) will go post-ward led by 2013 Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar and the enormously talented Unlimited Budget. We will also be previewing the 2013 Delaware Handicap for fillies and mares at Delaware Park in Delaware, where two time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta will be looking to avenge a five length drubbing in the Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs in her last start.
Before we get into those two races, let’s talk a little about the fact that summer racing is finally here. The Del-Mar and Saratoga meets, sandwiched perfectly between the Triple Crown series in May and June and the Breeders Cup in November, are upon us.
Del-Mar, perhaps the most beautiful racetrack in the country, opened its doors two days (Wednesday) ago for the 74th time.