Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard already has extended his streak of winning at least one Saratoga Race Course race every season beginning in 1969, and on Thursday he seeks to maintain his dominance of the historic track's steeplechase races.
Having run up against dominant New York-bred Zivo all winter and spring, trainer Tom Albertrani took Awesome Vision to the Finger Lakes for a little holiday getaway.
Reigning Saratoga Race Course champion trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Javier Castellano will sign autographs to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation on Sunday, August 3 as part of Fasig-Tipton's Festival of Racing.
R Free Roll, making her first start for trainer Danny Gargan, sprung a minor upset on Monday at Saratoga Race Course, shooting straight to the lead and holding firmly in the stretch to take the Grade 2, $200,000 HRTV Honorable Miss Handicap.
The Godolphin-owned Antipathy proved her breakthrough performance in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps was no fluke on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course, splashing her way to a two-length victory in the Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee Handicap.
Seven weeks after finishing behind Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes, Wicked Strong turned away a challenge from the Grade 1 winner down the stretch and spurted away to win the 51st renewal of the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy.
With so much attention paid to Grade 1 Wood Memorial winner Wicked Strong, another quality 3-year-old in the barn of James Jerkens had little trouble flying under the radar.
Sunday, July 27
Races: 4, 8, 10
Saturday, July 26
Races: 4, 5, 6
Friday, July 25
Races: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Thursday, July 24
Races: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
Forbes’ Firsters for Sunday, July 27, 2014
Race 1, 2-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 miles, turf, 1 p.m.
Race 3, 2-year-old fillies, six furlongs, dirt, 2:02 p.m.
Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, July 26, 2014
Race 3, All 2-year-olds, six furlongs, dirt, 2:02 p.m.
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