The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a three-day job fair at Saratoga Race Course for those interested in working at Saratoga during the 2013 meet, which will run for 40 days from July 19 through Labor Day, September 2.
The Breeders' Cup announced Monday that the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series will consist of 67 automatic qualifying races into the Breeders' Cup World Championships. This year’s series will be conducted in 10 countries and will feature 48 Grade or Group 1 events, and nine new races.
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the Saratoga 150 Committee today announced a new attraction designed to pay homage to the most accomplished thoroughbreds to compete at Saratoga Race Course during its 150-year history.
Presented to Saratoga 150 by Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson.
A visit to Saratoga to view America’s best Thoroughbred racing is a highly- anticipated event for racing fans, but it could take on a real fantasy this year in celebration of the 150th year since racing began in the spa city.
With the way Todd Pletcher’s 2-year-olds have been performing this summer at Saratoga Race Course, it was only fitting for his charge Shanghai Bobby to close out the meet with a rousing victory over favored Fortify and six other juveniles in Monday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful.
Owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher won their third consecutive Saratoga Race Course titles, and Ramon Dominguez set a meet record for wins by a jockey en route to his second career Spa riding crown.
Coming off a two-month rest, Stuart Janney, III’s Hit It Rich showed up for her only start of the Saratoga Race Course meet fresh and ready Monday and led gate-to-wire to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Glens Falls turf stakes for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.
Trainer Tony Dutrow stood in the winner’s circle opening day after the first stakes race of the 2012 Saratoga Race Course meet, accepting the trophy for the Grade 3 Schuylerville won by a promising 2-year-old filly named So Many Ways.
Jockey Ramon Dominguez won six races on Sunday, including a 10-1 upset in the Grade 3, $150,000 Saranac aboard Unbridled Command, establishing a Saratoga Race Course meet record in the process.
Emcee gave trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and owner Godolphin Racing their fourth Grade 1 win of the 2012 Saratoga Race Course meet by taking the $500,000 Forego by 4 ½ lengths on Saturday.
Making his first start on turf, Dominus led every step under a measured ride from Julien Leparoux and rolled to a 1 ¼-length victory over even-money favorite Data Link in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.
With nearly two months off to prepare and get acclimated to the upstate New York climate, To Honor and Serve returned to top form Saturday and won the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward for 3-year-olds and up at Saratoga Race Course.
Balance the Books, last of nine turning for home, swept widest of all down the stretch to catch front-running Joha in the shadow of the wire and win Thursday afternoon’s Grade 2, $200,000 With Anticipation at Saratoga Race Course.
The 144th meet at Saratoga Race Course was a rousing success, highlighted by strong wagering gains, robust attendance, top quality racing, a number of new and innovative fan initiatives, continued television coverage from the NBC Sports Group and the MSG Networks, and an unprecedented level of community involvement.
Racing with blinkers off, Love and Pride shadowed the early pacesetter for three-quarters of a mile, claimed the lead with five-sixteenths to travel, and held off odds-on Royal Delta late to register a 10-1 upset in the Grade 1, $600,000 Personal Ensign Invitational Handicap on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.
On a beautiful day that featured a historic dead heat in the 143rd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers, attendance and handle, both on-track and all-sources, were up substantially from 2011 figures.
In an electrifying finish, favored Alpha came back to hit the wire alongside 33-1 shot Golden Ticket Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course, resulting in the first dead heat in the Grade 1, $1 million Travers since 1874.
Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr., has never shied from wheeling horses back into races off short rest, but his performance this week at Saratoga Race Course likely will go down as his best quick turnaround of all.
A fast early pace and a perfect trip under jockey Ramon Dominguez proved to be an unbeatable combination Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course for Zagora, who rocketed to the lead in midstretch and went on to set a course record in the Grade 2, $250,000 Ballston Spa, presented by Jose Cuervo.
Even-money favorite Contested came from off the pace to regain her winning form with a two-length victory in the 87th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Test for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
Odds-on favorite Turbulent Descent earned her fourth career Grade 1 victory in the first start for her new connections, taking over at the top of the stretch and going on to a 1 ¼-length win over Derwin’s Star in Friday’s $500,000 Ballerina at Saratoga Race Course.
The nationally syndicated radio show “Free Beer and Hot Wings” took their morning antics trackside today with a live broadcast from Saratoga Race Course on the eve of the 143rd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers.
Elegant evening event at Saratoga Race Course to feature an exciting live and silent auction; elaborate food stations and cocktail offerings
Official party of the Travers to raise funds for Backstretch Employee Service Team, Times Union Hope Fund and Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund
Racing fans will converge on Saratoga Race Course and
downtown Saratoga Springs for a pair of exciting events on the eve of the 143rd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers.
An exciting race card and perfect weather drew more than 30,000 to Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 18. However, for one couple, Alabama Day 2012 will be remembered not for the racing, but instead for their engagement.
Confidently ridden by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez, even-money favorite Stephanie’s Kitten burst through an opening in deep stretch and powered to a half-length victory over Centre Court in Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid at Saratoga Race Course.
Questing, who as of June was eligible for the first allowance condition, took command of the 3-year-old filly division with a front-running tour de force Saturday in the 132nd running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at Saratoga Race Course.
With equal parts flair and power, Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps’ homebred colt Point of Entry powered through the stretch Saturday and easily won the Grade 1, $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga Race Course.
Lubash scored his first victory since 2010 on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course, sweeping from last to first to beat six other New York-breds in the $150,000 West Point presented by Trustco Bank.
One day after joining gelding Fourstardave in the Hall of Fame, jockey John Velazquez piloted Wise Dan to an electrifying victory in the 28th running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
Kauai Katie gave Stonestreet Stables their second straight Grade 2 Adirondack victory Sunday at Saratoga Race Course with a front-running score on Sunday in the $200,000 race for 2-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course.
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a partnership with America’s Best Racing to bring a new fan-driven initiative to Saratoga Race Course designed to educate casual fans about the sport of thoroughbred racing.
Alpha signaled his readiness for the second half of the season Saturday at Saratoga Race Course as he returned from a 12-week layoff to post a wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy, the traditional prep for the Grade 1, $1 million Travers on August 25.
Winter Memories, a winner at Saratoga Race Course in 2010 and 2011, continued her summer tradition with a tail-waving, 1 ½-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Diana for turf fillies and mares, a race her dam won in 1998.
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