Blog 3: American Pharoah loses in Travers
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) August 29, 2015
1. This article discusses the upset in Saratoga Springs, NY after recent Triple Crown winner American Pharoah falls to Keen Ice. I chose this article because it was an interesting insight into the winning statistics of fan favorites v. an underdog, and to better understand how those statistics impact the success of those who enjoy to bet at these events.
2. While the article was written by Richard Rosenblatt, the author included insight from trainers as well data pulled from the race itself.
3. A question that I wanted to propose after reading this article was was which is the primarily aspect most horse racing analysts look at? Is it the stature of the horse? The track? Previous races?