Big A’s Saturday Turf Stakes: Noel’s Weekend Winners

Introducing Noel Michaels’ Weekend Winners, the place where horse racing enthusiasts can find the best weekend bets and spot plays from experienced handicapper and tournament-play pioneer Noel Michaels. Readers can check back every week for a couple of highlighted selections to help them cash a few bets and make some money.

Noel’s selections have been featured in various publications, both in print and online, like the Daily Racing Form, The HorsePlayer Magazine, American Turf Monthly,,, and He has also shared his picks from the paddock on-track at Arlington International Racecourse, and on the air on HRTV, TVG, NYC OTB Extra, NYRA’s Talking Horses, as well as broadcast TV on WAVE-3 Louisville, ABC KOLO-8 in Reno, Nevada, and channel 72 Long Island Cablevision.

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In addition, Noel nominated some highly bettable races worth watching this Saturday. This weekend, the focus is on Aqueduct, which is set to host a highly bettable 10-race card headlined by two graded stakes races on the grass – the long-distance Grade 2 Red Smith Stakes and the Grade 3 Pebbles Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. He has shared his expert insights and betting tips for both races, which promise money-making opportunities for attentive bettors. Whether you are interested in an excellent betting race for the Grade 3 Pebbles, or the Grade 2 Red Smith as a full field of contenders set to race 1 3/8 miles, Noel Michaels has outlined different betting strategies for each race.