Picks and Ponderings: 2018 Gotham Stakes Preview

This year, the Gotham Stakes will be run for the 67th time, offering a $300,000 purse as well as Kentucky Derby points (50-20-10-5) to its top four finishers.  The race, which takes its name from an old nickname for New York City, was inaugurated at Jamaica Racetrack in 1953 before being moved to New York City in 1960.  Long a one-turn mile on the Aqueduct main, it was moved to a mile and a sixteenth on the inner starting in 2006, and moved back to its historic one-turn mile trip for this year.

In its history, one Triple Crown winner counts the Gotham among his triumphs; the immortal Secretariat won it in 1973.

Read more at Picks and Ponderings, and sound off with your thoughts on the Gotham in the comments!

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