Odds maker, national analyst and commentator, Mike Battaglia speaks about how the Spiral Stakes got started in 1972. He also has some interesting comments about previous Spiral Stakes winners including Admiral Kingdom who went on to win the Derby, Lil E, Summer Squall and others. He talks about this year’s field and the odds he has make them. Kitten’s Cat was made the favorite with 4-1 odds.
Mike Battaglia speaks about how the Spiral Stakes began which is a 1 1/8 mile 500,000 Jack Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (Gr. III) race at Turfway Park. He discusses the Polytrack effect, the making of odds process, how his father was involved and the most exciting races he has called.