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Makari goes for rare double in G1 New York Turf Writers Cup 'Chase

Merriebelle Stable's Makari, who won the A. P. Smithwick Memorial on July 31 in his first North American start, is the 2-1 favorite to win Thursday's Grade 1, $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup.

Better Lucky

Better Lucky, My Miss Aurelia clash again in Grade 1 Ballerina

Although it only featured four starters, the Shine Again restricted dirt stakes on July 21 looked about as tough as a race can get, with Grade 1 winners Better Lucky, Grace Hall and 2011 Juvenile Filly Champion My Miss Aurelia hooking up in an epic battle

Centre Court

Centre Court hopes to recapture best form in G2 Ballston Spa

Grade 1 winner Centre Court will look to get her career back on track in the Grade 2, $250,000 Ballston Spa for older fillies and mares on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.


Bayern arrives from California for G1 Travers

Grade 1 winner Bayern, 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday's Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, arrived at Saratoga Race Course around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Coup de Grace

Coup de Grace looks to strike another blow in G1 Ketel One King's Bishop

Coup de Grace, a comfortable winner of the Grade 2 Amsterdam on July 26, will return to Saratoga Race Course to compete as the favorite on Saturday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One King's Bishop.

Wicked Strong

Tonalist, Wicked Strong tangle again in Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers

Grade 1 winners Tonalist and Wicked Strong will renew their budding rivalry on racing's biggest summer stage, joined by fellow Grade 1 heroes Bayern and Mr Speaker among 10 horses set to gather for the 145th Grade 1 Travers.

Close Hatches

Close Hatches looks to extend winning streak in G1 Personal Ensign

Close Hatches will face a contentious contingent of challengers when she attempts to extend her winning streak to four on Friday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Personal Ensign Invitational at Saratoga Race Course.

Risky Rachel

Rice taking two shots in Union Avenue (NYB)

wo days before she looks to become the first female to win the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, trainer Linda Rice will send out the pair of Champagne Ruby and Uncle Southern in the $100,000 Union Avenue on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course.

Kid Cruz

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 18

Grade 3 Dwyer winner Kid Cruz hit Saratoga Race Course's main track at approximately at 7:15 a.m. on Monday before turning in his final breeze for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers.

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  • Wednesday, August 20  –  Races: 12345678910
  • Monday, August 18  –  Races: 12345678910
  • Sunday, August 17  –  Races: 1234567891011
  • Saturday, August 16  –  Races: 1234567891011
  • Friday, August 15  –  Races: 12345678910
  • Thursday, August 14  –  Races: 12345678910
  • Monday, August 18 Photo Finish

    Monday, August 18
    Races: 4, 5, 6, 8, 10

  • Sunday, August 17 Photo Finish

    Sunday, August 17
    Races: 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 11

  • Saturday, August 16 Photo Finish

    Saturday, August 16
    Races: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

  • Friday, August 15 Photo Finish

    Friday, August 15
    Races: 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

  • Sunday, Aug. 17

    Forbes’ Firsters for Monday, August 18, 2014

    Race 3, All 2-year-olds, 5 ½ furlongs, turf, 2:08 p.m.

  • Saturday, Aug. 16

    Forbes’ Firsters for Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Forbes’ Firsters for Sunday, August 17, 2014; Race 5, 2-year-old fillies, 6 ½ furlongs, dirt, 3:10 p.m.



Stable Name Wins
Michael Dubb 10
Repole Stable 9
Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey 8
Chester and Mary Broman, Sr. 7
Klaravich Stables 6
Darley Stable 5
Patricia A. Generazio 4
Ralph M. Evans 4
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Race 1 (original post time 12:25 pm EDT) at Saratoga has been cancelled due to heavy overnight rain. All other turf races will be run on the main track.
Wagering on today’s Saratoga card will begin with Race 2 at 1:00 pm.  
Excluding Race 1, today’s  wagering menu will remain the same:
Rolling Doubles and  Pick 3’s begin with Race 2,  Pick 5 Races 2-6,  Pick 4 races 3-6, Pick 6 races 5-10,  Late Pick 4 races 7-10.
The G1 New York Turfwriters Cup Steeplechase has been re-scheduled for Monday, August 25 and will be carded as Race 1, post time 1:00 pm.











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