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Wise_Dan_2_Inside
Jul 25, 2014 04:26 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 25

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan took to the Oklahoma training track turf on Friday morning in advance of a possible start in the Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap on August 9 at Saratoga Race Course.

 
antipathy-story
Jul 25, 2014 11:34 AM

Antipathy finds softer spot in G3 Shuvee

After holding her own at 30-1 in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps on June 7 at Belmont Park, Antipathy will take a significant drop in class for the Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee Handicap for fillies and mares on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Saratoga to host weekly live-money, “low roller” tournaments

Saratoga Race Course will host its first ever live-money tournament on Monday, July 28, when guests will be able to experience the thrill of tournament play for just $40.

 
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Jul 24, 2014 05:21 PM

Jockeys to race on foot at the Spa on Saturday to benefit PDJF Autograph session also on schedule of day's activities

The riding stars of Saratoga Race Course will line up in the starting gate Saturday for a special "Jockey Foot Race" to raise money as the Spa participates with other racetracks around the country in the first Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund Awareness Day.

 
Commanding_Curve_Inside
Jul 24, 2014 03:40 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 24

Finally climbing off the fence, trainer Dallas Stewart committed his Kentucky Derby runner-up Commanding Curve to a run in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on Saturday instead of the $100,000 Curlin the day before.

 
Rock_Fall_Inside
Jul 24, 2014 10:36 AM

Rock Fall looks to keep roll going in G2 Amsterdam

Exciting sprint prospect Rock Fall will take his first crack at graded stakes company on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course when he contests the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam at 6 ½ furlongs for 3-year-olds.​

 
Daring_Dancer_Inside
Jul 23, 2014 06:41 PM

Daring Dancer wins G2 Lake George in final strides

Trainer Graham Motion was nearing the completion of his journey Wednesday afternoon with a couple horses on a van from his base at the Fair Hill Training Center when the weather alert went off on the CB radio.

 
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Jul 23, 2014 04:32 PM

The New York Racing Association, Inc. to host sixth annual College Day, presented by Toyota, at Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Race Course will welcome college students back to their favorite course during the sixth annual College Day, presented by Toyota, on Friday, July 25. Track goers of all ages are encouraged to don their alma mater's colors or favorite collegiate team's gear for the chance to win special prizes.

 
Tonalist_inside
Jul 23, 2014 04:23 PM

Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist looking to maintain momentum in G2 Jim Dandy

Late winter proved to be a frustrating time for trainer Christophe Clement when it came to his talented 3-year-old colt Tonalist, whose campaign had to be put on hold after he developed a lung infection while in south Florida.

 
Spot_Inside
Jul 23, 2014 03:27 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 23

Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito will give Grade 2-winning sprinter Spot another chance to stretch out in Friday's $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles.

 
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Jul 22, 2014 03:03 PM

Saratoga to participate in first national PDJF awareness day on Saturday

The New York Racing Association's historic Saratoga Race Course will unite with racetracks across the country on Saturday with autograph signings, photo opportunities and the first jockey foot race in 20 years at the Spa as part of the first Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund (PDJF) Day Across America.​

 
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Jul 22, 2014 02:57 PM

What’s Happening Week #2 at Saratoga Race Course

International Heritage Series Latino-American Day: The New York Racing Association, Inc. will host Latino-American Day at Saratoga Race Course. The event is the first installment of the inaugural International Heritage Series, a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage during the 2014 summer meet.

 
Better_Lucky_Inside
Jul 21, 2014 06:38 PM

Better Lucky rallies for Shine Again victory

Trailing by more than a dozen lengths after a half-mile, Better Lucky came flying down the stretch to nip fellow Grade 1 winner Grace Hall at the wire and win the $100,000 Shine Again by a head on Monday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 21, 2014 03:26 PM

Saratoga Race Course clubhouse season passes sold out for 2014 meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. and Stewart's Shops today announced that as a result of the extraordinary popularity of the new Saratoga Race Course season pass program, clubhouse season passes have been sold out for the 2014 meet.

 
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Jul 21, 2014 03:16 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 21

At 5:30 a.m. Monday, 2013 Champion Three-Year-Old Colt Will Take Charge turned in what likely will be his penultimate work for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney on August 2, breezing five furlongs in 1:01.02 on the Oklahoma dirt training track.

 
Stopchargingmaria_Inside
Jul 20, 2014 07:27 PM

Stopchargingmaria earns first G1 win in Coaching Club American Oaks

Stopchargingmaria picked up her first Grade 1 victory in her third attempt with a facile victory in the 98th edition of the Grade 1, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks for 3-year-old fillies on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
Saratoga_1st_Race_Inside
Jul 20, 2014 07:18 PM

Strong out of the gate: Saratoga meet kicks off with increased attendance, increased handle, new, fan-friendly enhancements and thrilling, world-class races

Highlighted by three consecutive days of increased attendance and mutuel handle, thrilling world-class racing and the unveiling of nearly $2 million in upgrades throughout the facility, the 146th meet at Saratoga Race Course was off to a spectacular start this weekend for the New York Racing Association.

 
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Saratoga Race Course to Host Latino-American Day on July 23

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will host Latino-American Day at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, July 23. The event is the first installment in the inaugural International Heritage Series, a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage during the 2014 summer meet.

 
Palace_Malice_Inside
Jul 20, 2014 03:12 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 20

With an eye on the Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney on August 2, Palace Malice breezed five furlongs in 1:00.48 seconds with Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez aboard.

 
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Jul 20, 2014 01:22 PM

Montanez remains hospitalized after exiting eye surgery

Jockey Rosario Montanez is resting at Albany Medical Center after exiting eye surgery this morning at 3 a.m., according to sources at the hospital.

 
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Jul 19, 2014 08:09 PM

Matz gets A Little Bit Sassy for G2 Lake George

After being disqualified from a victory in her most recent start, A Little Bit Sassy will attempt to gain her first graded stakes win Wednesday when she runs as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the Grade 2, $200,000 Lake George for 3-year-old fillies on the turf at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Sweet victory for Somali Lemonade in G1 TVG Diana

Already a multiple Grade 3 winner, Somali Lemonade rallied from off the pace to capture her first Grade 1 in the $500,000 TVG Diana on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 19, 2014 07:16 PM

Montanez taken to hospital following spill

Jockey Rosario Montanez was transported by ambulance and admitted to Albany Medical Center Saturday afternoon after being unseated from his mount, Piquant, in the fifth race at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 19, 2014 06:40 PM

Big Trouble slugs his way to victory in G3 Sanford

Big Trouble rallied widest and emerged victorious from a four-horse scramble to the wire in the Grade 3, $150,000 Sanford on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 19, 2014 03:45 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 19

Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist, trained by Christophe Clement for Robert Evans, turned in his final work before the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on July 26, going five furlongs in 1:01.79 in company with stablemate Life In Shambles.

 
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Jul 18, 2014 08:56 PM

Saratoga Race Course opens for 146th meet with 25,612 on hand to witness thrilling stakes and two wins from international riding star Frankie Dettori

On a perfect summer afternoon, Saratoga Race Course played host to 25,612 guests as it opened its 2014 meeting with Fashion Alert taking a heart-pounding edition of the Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes and international riding sensation Frankie Dettori capturing two races on his first-ever visit to the Spa.​

 
Fashion_Alert_2_Inside
Jul 18, 2014 04:20 PM

Fashion Alert steps out in G3 Schuylerville

Fashion Alert made it 2-for-2 in stakes appearances, outfinishing Take Charge Brandi after a protracted battle to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville, the opening-day feature for the 146th meet at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 18, 2014 03:25 PM

NYRA Rewards offering daily promotion during 2014 Saratoga meet

To celebrate the 146th Saratoga Race Course meet, the New York Racing Association is offering its biggest promotion yet for new NYRA Rewards customers as part of the "Saratoga Starter Kit" sign-up offer.​

 
Wise_Dan_2_Inside
Jul 18, 2014 03:08 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes: July 18

If trainer Charlie LoPresti had any trepidation about sending two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan to the Oklahoma turf course to work Friday morning, he didn't show it. In the 7-year-old star's second timed work since undergoing colic surgery May 16, he looked dynamic and eager, breezing a half-mile in 49.12 seconds inside the dogs under regular exercise rider Damien Rock, galloping out in 1:02 1/5.

 
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Jul 17, 2014 05:42 PM

Stopchargingmaria returns from brief freshening in G1 Coaching Club American Oaks

Stopchargingmaria, a three-time graded stakes winner, will attempt to garner her first Grade 1 when she returns from a two-month layoff in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
Frankie_Dettori_Inside
Jul 17, 2014 04:05 PM

Champion international jockey Dettori to ride at Saratoga

For the first time ever, international riding sensation Frankie Dettori will ride at historic Saratoga Race Course when he gets aboard Successful Brothers in Friday's first race.

 
Saratoga-2014-logo2-inside
Jul 17, 2014 01:07 PM

What's Happening Opening Weekend at Saratoga Race Course

Opening Week of Saratoga Race Course Friday, July 18 - Monday, July 21, 2014 Saratoga Race Course and various locations in Saratoga Springs

 
Alterite_2_Inside
Jul 16, 2014 05:08 PM

Alterite to begin season in Grade 1 TVG Diana

Following an eight-month layoff, Alterite will make her 4-year-old debut in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 TVG Diana at Saratoga Race Course.

 
Nonnas_Boy_Inside
Jul 16, 2014 05:00 PM

Cinco Charlie, Nonna's Boy square off in G3 Sanford

Cinco Charlie, winner of the Grade 3 Bashford Manor, and Nonna's Boy, one of the most promising juveniles to debut at Belmont Park's spring/summer meet, are set to contest the Grade 3, $150,000 Sanford on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
NYRA-news-logo1
Jul 16, 2014 12:30 PM

New modifications to Saratoga Race Course giveaway policy designed to enable more guests to receive and take home Saratoga-themed premium offerings

Outlining changes to ensure that more guests are able to participate in Saratoga Race Course’s popular giveaways, The New York Racing Association today announced its 2014 giveaway policy.

 
Fashion_Alert_Inside
Jul 16, 2014 11:36 AM

Schuylerville, Sir Cat highlight Opening Day card at Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Race Course opens for its 146th meet on Friday with a pair of stakes races spotlighting two of the historic track’s long-standing traditions – 2-year-olds and turf racing.

 
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Jul 12, 2014 02:15 PM

New owners’ luncheon set for July 27 at Saratoga

Trainers Mark Hennig and James Bond will be among the industry speakers participating in The New York Racing Association's next "New Owners Luncheon" at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, July 27.

 
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Online photo uploads now available for 2014 Saratoga Race Course season pass holders

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced an expedited activation process for 2014 Saratoga Race Course season pass holders.

 
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Jun 24, 2014 06:54 PM

Mondays Are All About Affordable Family Fun at Saratoga Race Course

The all-new Berkshire Bank Family Mondays are weekly family festivals which will be held each Monday of the meet at the Saratoga Pavilion, located inside the entrance to the Reserved Seats Office near the Carousel, from noon to 4 p.m.

 
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Jun 24, 2014 10:31 AM

The New York Racing Association, Inc. announces plans for array of improvements for 2014 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will invest $1.9 million at Saratoga Race Course for a series of capital improvements designed to enhance the customer experience during the 2014 summer meet.

 
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Jun 24, 2014 10:07 AM

Gates Swing Open Early for 34th Annual Open House at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced plans for its annual pre-season preview party at Saratoga Race Course – the 34th annual Open House on Sunday, July 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 
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Jun 23, 2014 07:27 PM

Saratoga racing to receive extensive television coverage in 2014

Saratoga Race Course will be prominently featured on television in 2014, with NBC, the NBC Sports Network, Fox Sports 1, and MSG+ all signed on to present live coverage of many of the historic track’s most prestigious races.

 
NYRA-news-logo1
Jun 23, 2014 07:03 PM

Guaranteed Pick 4 Wagers to be featured at The Spa

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will present a $500,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4 every Saturday at Saratoga Race Course and a $1 Million All Graded Stakes Pick 4 on Travers Day, August 23, pending approval from the New York State Gaming Commission.

 
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Jun 23, 2014 02:24 PM

Saratoga tradition of world-class racing continues for 146th meet

With the Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers serving as its glittering pillars, the 146th summer meet at Saratoga Race Course will open on Friday, July 18, for a 40-day celebration of racing that once again will bring together the top horses, best jockeys and finest trainers in the nation.

 
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Jun 10, 2014 03:29 PM

The New York Racing Association announces first-time availability of Saratoga Race Course season passes at Stewart’s Shops

$30 grandstand and $50 clubhouse season passes offer loyal fans unprecedented savings; season passes valid for all 40 days of 2014 summer meet

 
NYRA-news-logo1
May 23, 2014 02:42 PM

Saratoga Race Course to host job fair for upcoming meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a three-day job fair for those interested in working at Saratoga Race Course during the 2014 summer meet, which will run for 40 days from Friday, July 18 through Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

 
NYRA-news-logo1
May 22, 2014 02:26 PM

Saratoga Race Course to Host New International Heritage Series

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage with its inaugural International Heritage Series at Saratoga Race Course during the 2014 summer meet.

 
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May 10, 2014 03:17 PM

Tom Durkin announces retirement, will call his final race at Saratoga Aug. 31

Track announcer Tom Durkin, who has been bringing his special brand of excitement to The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit since 1990, announced today he will call his last race at Saratoga Race Course on August 31, bringing a 43-year career to a close.

 
NYRA-news-logo1
Apr 23, 2014 12:07 PM

Travers Day, enhanced Whitney Day, and new Saratoga Showcase Day among 2014 Saratoga Race Course stakes schedule highlights

The 146th Saratoga Race Course meet will feature a record $17.45 million in stakes purses, topped by the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on Saturday, August 23 and the Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney on Saturday, August 2.

 
Saratoga_Small
Mar 17, 2014 02:59 PM

Spring/Summer ticket availability schedule released; grandstand admission price on Belmont Stakes Day unchanged

Tickets to the 146th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, will be available for purchase beginning March 31, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today.

 
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Mar 14, 2014 03:34 PM

Registration opens for 'The Third Race Call' at Saratoga with Tom Durkin

Guests once again have a chance to be in the booth with one of racing's greatest announcers and support a great cause this summer when "The Third Race Call" with Tom Durkin returns at Saratoga Race Course. ​

 
NYRA-news-logo1
Mar 06, 2014 01:28 PM

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board meeting focuses on guest experience at three NYRA racing venues

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors, meeting in New York City today, focused their discussion on enhancing the guest experience at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, both on an everyday basis and on major race days.

 
Will_Take_Charge_Inside
Dec 13, 2013 03:56 PM

Travers, Dominguez ceremony among "NTRA Moment of the Year" nominees

Will Take Charge's thrilling victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Travers and the following day's ceremony in which retired jockey Ramon Dominguez received the 2013 Mike Venezia and 2012 Eclipse Awards were selected as two of the options in the annual "NTRA Moment of the Year" poll.

 
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Oct 23, 2013 10:31 AM

Travers Celebration Raises $120,000, Matching All-Time Record

The 2013 Travers Celebration committee today announced that the 13th edition of the event matched an all-time record high in generating $120,000 for its beneficiaries: the Backstretch Employee Service Team, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Times Union Hope Fund.

 
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Oct 09, 2013 02:19 PM

Whitney viewing stand will be open until Nov. 10

The recently built Whitney viewing stand at the Oklahoma Training Tack in Saratoga Springs will stay open every weekend until Nov. 10, according to a news release.

 
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Sep 03, 2013 11:59 AM

Total Handle Declines Slightly, Attendence Off Just under Four Percent at 2013 Saratoga Race Course Meeting

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) released handle and attendance figures today for the recently concluded Saratoga Race Course meeting.

 
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Sep 02, 2013 06:49 PM

Memorable 150th anniversary meet at Saratoga concludes with Ramseys, Pletcher, Castellano earning titles in a highlight-filled season

Ken and Sarah Ramsey set a record for victories by an owner at Saratoga Race Course, with trainer Todd Pletcher taking his fourth consecutive training title and Javier Castellano earning his first riding title at the conclusion of a celebratory 150th anniversary meet on Monday, September 2.

 
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Sep 02, 2013 06:34 PM

Strong Mandate gives Lukas birthday present with G1 Hopeful win

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas celebrated his 78th birthday in style on Monday, watching Strong Mandate stroll to a 9 ¾-length victory in the Grade 1, $300,000 Hopeful, the featured race on closing day at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Sep 02, 2013 06:19 PM

Double dead-heat on closing day at Spa

The fifth race at Saratoga Race Course on Monday resulted in a rare double dead heat when the first two horses finished on even terms and the next two horses also arrived at the wire together.

 
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Sep 02, 2013 06:11 PM

Lady Cohiba goes wire-to-wire in Glens Falls

Confidently ridden by Junior Alvarado, favored Lady Cohiba took the lead coming out of the gate and held on for a half-length victory over White Rose in the $150,000 Glens Falls, one of two stakes on Monday's closing-day card at Saratoga Race Course.

 
NYRA-news-logo1
Sep 02, 2013 02:11 PM

NYRA to debut new betting terminals from AmTote on September 3

With the goal of enhancing fans' self-service wagering experience, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will employ a new system and betting terminals from AmTote International across a suite of platforms throughout its racetracks beginning Tuesday, September 3.

 
Sweet_Reason_Inside
Sep 01, 2013 07:12 PM

'Sweet" smell of success for Gyarmati in Grade 1 Spinaway

Sweet Reason may have won an off-the-turf maiden race to begin her career August 11, but the performance was impressive enough for her to open at odds of 8-5 on the tote board for the Grade 1, $300,000 Spinaway for 2-year-old fillies Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
Five_Iron_Inside
Sep 01, 2013 06:50 PM

Five Iron tees off in G3 Saranac

Five Iron took the lead coming out of the gate and was never threatened as he rolled to a 2 ½-length victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Saranac for 3-year-old turf horses on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
Alpha_2_Inside
Sep 01, 2013 03:03 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - September 1

Sitting in the Greentree office beneath a giant photo of Bernardini's victory in the 2006 Travers, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin pulled out his smart phone and showed around a photo of himself posing with a white-bearded gentleman that was taken a few moments before Alpha upset Saturday's Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward.

 
Alpha_1_Inside
Aug 31, 2013 07:28 PM

Alpha returns to Saratoga winner's circle with upset of G1 Woodward

Returning to the site of his greatest triumph, Alpha dug in through the final yards to hold off a game Flat Out in a furious finish and win the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward at Saratoga Race Course by a head.​

 
Strapping_Groom_Inside
Aug 31, 2013 07:07 PM

Strapping Groom Claims a Grade 1 Win in Forego

Strapping Groom, claimed for $35,000 in May by his current connections, stepped up in class to win the 34th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Forego for sprinters 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
Silver_Max_Inside
Aug 31, 2013 06:17 PM

Silver Max is solid gold in winning Grade 2 Bernard Baruch

Earlier this week, trainer Dale Romans said he believed his 4-year-old turf ace Silver Max not only could recapture his top form but become one of the leading runners in the country.

 
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Aug 31, 2013 02:21 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 31

Mucho Macho Man, most recently third in the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap, has been scratched from today's 60th running of the Grade 1 Woodward.

 
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Aug 30, 2013 07:44 PM

Multiple stakes winner Saginaw euthanized

Multiple stakes winner Saginaw was euthanized Friday after suffering an injury during the running of the third race at Saratoga Race Course.

 
Aug 30, 2013 06:05 PM

Photo Montage: Saratoga 150 Ceremony

Photos from today’s winner’s circle ceremony in honor of the 150th anniversary season.

 
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Aug 30, 2013 05:16 PM

Wired Bryan tangles with Pletcher's talented trio in G1 Hopeful; Tannery returns to face fellow females in G3 Glens Falls

In the 13 years since City Zip swept Saratoga Race Course's trio of open graded juvenile dirt stakes - the Grade 2 Sanford, Grade 2 Saratoga Special and Grade 1 Hopeful - there hasn't been one horse to as much as compete in all three races.

 
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Aug 30, 2013 01:19 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 30

He has competed in all three legs of the Triple Crown, been on the board in 17 of 21 career races, won three Grade 2 stakes and nearly $2.5 million in purses, but Mucho Macho Man has yet to earn his first Grade 1 victory.

 
Bashart_Inside
Aug 29, 2013 07:15 PM

Bashart wires field in Grade 2 With Anticipation

Continuing to show the determination displayed in his maiden victory, Rosedown Racing's homebred 2-year-old Bashart went to the front Thursday and staved off challenges at the top of the stretch to win the Grade 2, $200,000 With Anticipation on the turf at Saratoga Race Course.

 
Sweet-Whiskey_Inside
Aug 29, 2013 04:53 PM

Sweet Whiskey seeks to be toast of the G1 Spinaway; Frac Daddy returns off short rest for G3 Saranac

Saratoga Race Course long has been the summer showcase for thrilling debut runners, and on August 11 Sweet Whiskey turned in the kind of performance that gets race fans talking.

 
Fort_Larned_Inside
Aug 29, 2013 03:35 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 29

Fort Larned, among the favorites for Saturday's Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward at Saratoga Race Course, will be scratched from the race, said trainer Ian Wilkes.

 
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Aug 29, 2013 01:55 PM

Closing-day admission at Saratoga to benefit PDJF

Proceeds from admissions on closing day at Saratoga Race Course, Monday, September 2, will be donated in the name of Ramon Dominguez to The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, it was announced today by Chris Kay, CEO & President of the New York Racing Association, Inc.

 
Teen_Pauline_Inside
Aug 29, 2013 01:01 PM

Teen Pauline looks to continue resurgence on turf in Riskaverse

After a scintillating performance last year in her debut at Saratoga Race Course, Teen Pauline was the talk of the town. She set a track record of 56.53 seconds for five furlongs while drawing off to win by 4 ½ lengths, earning a 92 Beyer Speed Figure. A Stonestreet Stable homebred, Teen Pauline was one of three flashy debutantes for the barn that included Kauai Katie and Dreaming of Julia.

 
Turrallure_Inside
Aug 28, 2013 06:30 PM

Silver Max Seeks to Drop Hammer on Bernard Baruch Foes

For four months last year, no 3-year-old turf horse could come close to touching Silver Max. In one race after another, the Dale Romans-trained son of Badge of Silver flaunted a devastating combination of high speed and bottomless stamina while winning five stakes races, three of them graded, gate-to-wire by open lengths.

 
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Aug 28, 2013 06:14 PM

Leading owners Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey earn record 19th victory at Spa with P.G. Johnson win

With Granny Mc's Kitten's victory in the $100,000 P.G. Johnson on Wednesday, owners Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey set a modern-day record for single-meet victories at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 28, 2013 06:07 PM

Fast Bullet, Justin Phillip Give Zayat Powerful 1-2 Combination in Forego

Zayat Stables' Fast Bullet and Justin Phillip, both coming off the biggest wins of their careers, comprise a formidable coupled entry that was installed as the even-money morning-line favorite for the Grade 1, $500,000 Forego on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 28, 2013 05:57 PM

Comeback Kid" Paynter faces six in G1 Woodward

A year ago, no one was sure if Paynter would survive, much less make it back to the races. He did. When he finally did return, no one was sure if he could be nearly as good as he once was. He is.

 
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Aug 28, 2013 03:34 PM

CEO and President Chris Kay Reports on The New York Racing Association, Inc.'s First 60 Days Under his Leadership

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Board of Directors, meeting in Saratoga Springs today, heard reports and presentations from CEO and President Chris Kay on the conclusion of the Belmont Park spring/summer meet, and new initiatives surrounding the Saratoga Race Course meet to date, including a recap of the 144th running of the Travers Stakes on August 24. It was Kay's first Board meeting as NYRA CEO and President since joining NYRA on July 1.

 
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Aug 28, 2013 03:11 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 28

GoldMark Farm's Cross Traffic will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup on September 28 at Belmont Park, trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed on Wednesday.

 
Go_Unbridled_Inside
Aug 26, 2013 06:32 PM

Go Unbridled repeats in Saratoga Dew for trainer Allen Jerkens

Go Unbridled made a steady advance from off the pace to defend her title in the $100,000 Saratoga Dew for New York-bred fillies and mares on Monday and give Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens his first victory of the 2013 Saratoga Race Course meet.

 
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Aug 26, 2013 04:26 PM

The Woodward Stakes Winner of the Weekly $15,000 Wager Announced by Saratoga 150

If Mary Burns of Averill Park, NY chooses the winning horse in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes on August 31, she will get to take home the full on-track winnings from a $15,000 wager, not having spent a penny of her own cash.

 
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Aug 26, 2013 04:18 PM

Brown’s fillies top field for P. G. Johnson

A pair of promising 2-year-old fillies from trainer Chad Brown top a field of seven scheduled to compete at 1 1/16 miles on the turf on Wednesday in the $100,000 P. G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 26, 2013 04:09 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 26

While Grade 1 Personal Ensign Invitational winner Royal Delta relaxed Monday morning, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott sent out his 7-year-old gelding Flat Out for a final blowout before contesting the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward at 1 1/8 miles on Saturday.

 
Tiger_Bourbon_Inside
Aug 26, 2013 01:55 PM

Tiger Bourbon, General Jack head G2 With Anticipation

Tiger Bourbon, General Jack and Bashart all debuted in a six-furlong maiden race on the turf July 12 at Belmont Park that turned out to be a sneak preview of some of the most promising young grass runners in New York.

 
Royal_Delta_Inside
Aug 25, 2013 07:31 PM

Royal Delta swamps foes in G1 Personal Ensign Invitational Handicap

Champion Royal Delta made short work of a short field on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course, taking over on the backstretch and cruising to a commanding victory in the 66th running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Personal Ensign Invitational Handicap.

 
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Aug 25, 2013 05:11 PM

The New York Racing Association to honor armed forces with Veterans Day at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will pay tribute to the nation's active duty service members and veterans during the annual Veterans Day at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, August 28.

 
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Aug 25, 2013 04:57 PM

Dominguez honored in winner's circle ceremony at Saratoga

In an emotional ceremony in the winner's circle at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, retired jockey Ramon Dominguez was presented with the newly reinstituted Mike Venezia Award and the 2012 Eclipse Award trophy he was unable to accept last January.

 
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Aug 25, 2013 03:46 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 25

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas was a busy man Sunday morning, his regular routine interrupted several times for interviews following Will Take Charge's upset victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Travers.

 
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Aug 25, 2013 02:38 PM

Record-breaking day at Saratoga for 144th Travers

Records were broken in both on-track and total handle at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday afternoon, with the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers as the centerpiece of a stellar 14-race card that included three other graded stakes.

 
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Aug 24, 2013 08:25 PM

Will Take Charge Nails Moreno on the Wire to Win G1 Travers Stakes

A determined Will Take Charge wore down stubborn pacesetter Moreno in the final sixteenth of a mile and hit the wire a nose in front to win the 144th renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 24, 2013 08:10 PM

Capo Bastone the Boss of the Foxwoods King’s Bishop

Deftly ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr., Capo Bastone came from off the pace to reel in Mentor Cane in the stretch and register a 28-1 upset in the 29th running of Saratoga Race Course’s Grade 1, $500,000 Foxwoods King’s Bishop for 3-year-olds on Saturday.

 
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Aug 24, 2013 07:03 PM

Sweet Lulu passes the big "Test"

Never having competed on conventional dirt or run in a stakes race meant little to Sweet Lulu, who belied her inexperience Saturday and turned in an electrifying performance to win the 88th edition of the Grade 1, $500,000 Test for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 24, 2013 06:12 PM

Laughing leads every step to win Grade 2 Ketel One Ballston Spa

Just as she did in the Grade 1 Diana on opening weekend, Laughing led every step to remain undefeated in 2013 while winning the 25th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Ketel One Ballston Spa for fillies and mares on the turf at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 24, 2013 11:16 AM

Lezcano to replace injured Rosario aboard Orb for Travers

Jockey Joel Rosario will be out for about six weeks with a fractured bone in his left foot and will be replaced by Jose Lezcano aboard Kentucky Derby winner Orb in today's 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 23, 2013 07:18 PM

Dance to Bristol holds off Book Review to win Grade 1 Ballerina

Dance to Bristol earned her seventh straight victory on Friday and first in a Grade 1, holding off a late charge from favored Book Review to win the 35th running of the $500,000 Ballerina by a hard-fought head at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 23, 2013 03:57 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 23

• Revitalized Orb ready for G1 Travers • Stewart eyeing big weekend in Travers, G1 Test • Will Take Charge has fourth new rider for Travers • Silver Max primed for G2 Bernard Baruch • Bernardini lines strong in Travers

 
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Aug 23, 2013 02:54 PM

Public Notice and Media Advisory: Equine Safety Committee Meeting

Meeting of the Equine Safety Committee of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors

 
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Aug 23, 2013 02:34 PM

Velazquez, Bailey, Cordero honored Friday at Saratoga

Hall of Famers John Velazquez, Jerry Bailey and Angel Cordero, Jr. - the three winningest jockeys in the 150-year history of Saratoga Race Course - were honored Friday in a special ceremony at the track to unveil a bronze plaque to commemorate their achievements.

 
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Aug 22, 2013 04:39 PM

Lexington, Native Dancer Bloodlines Run Deep in Travers

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of racing at Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the Saratoga 150 Committee established the Hoofprint Walk of Fame, located at the Wright Street entrance to the racetrack.

 
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Aug 22, 2013 04:16 PM

Champion Royal Delta returns to Spa for G1 Personal Ensign Invitational H.

If there were any doubts about two-time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta following back-to-back losses this year in Dubai and at Churchill Downs, they were erased in the 2:02.04 it took her to power to a 10 ¾-length victory in the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap.

 
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Aug 22, 2013 03:27 PM

Centre Court seeks to rebound in G2 Ketel One Ballston Spa

Humming along through one smashing performance after another, G. Humphrey Watts Jr.'s Centre Court established herself in the past year as one of the best turf fillies of her generation.

 
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Aug 22, 2013 03:23 PM

Dominguez to Receive Mike Venezia Award on Sunday

Ramon Dominguez, a three-time winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey, will be presented with the Mike Venezia Memorial Award on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 22, 2013 02:49 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 22

Hurry up and wait. With two days left until the 144th renewal of the Travers Stakes, that's all trainer Todd Pletcher can do when it comes to Verrazano and Palace Malice, the top two program favorites for Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million "Mid-Summer Derby."

 
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Aug 22, 2013 02:42 PM

Italian Wedding gives Sheppard reason to celebrate

For Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, winning the Grade 1 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap never gets old.

 
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Aug 21, 2013 06:47 PM

Escapefromreality Wires Albany (NYB), Denies Amberjack Big Apple Triple

Escapefromreality set the pace and turned back a challenge from favored Amberjack to win the $150,000 Albany for New York-bred 3-year-olds by two lengths on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 21, 2013 06:21 PM

Lighthouse Bay in the Eye of the Storm for G1 Test

To trainer George Weaver, there are races and then there are races. When his fleet 3-year-old filly Lighthouse Bay won the Prioress on July 27, it gave the former assistant to Todd Pletcher the first North American Grade 1 win of his career.

 
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Aug 21, 2013 05:33 PM

Forty Tales Takes on Full Field in G1 Foxwoods King's Bishop

Forty Tales, one of three entrants for trainer Todd Pletcher, will attempt to extend his winning streak to four and earn his first Grade 1 victory when he competes in the $500,000 Foxwoods King's Bishop on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 21, 2013 03:41 PM

Pletcher Pair Out to Spoil Orb's Return in Grade 1, $1 million Travers

Kentucky Derby winner Orb makes his return to racing on Saturday, when he will face Belmont Stakes hero Palace Malice, multiple Grade 1 winning Verrazano and six others in the 144th renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 21, 2013 02:47 PM

Robust New York-Bred Program Continues to Grow

Peachtree Stable's Amberjack's attempt to sweep the Big Apple Triple series Wednesday in the $150,000 Albany for New York-bred 3-year-olds spotlights the enormous rise in success of the state's breeding program in recent years.

 
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Aug 19, 2013 05:07 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 19

Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who arrived at Saratoga Race Course on August 11, turned in a four-furlong breeze over the Oklahoma training track on Monday for Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Travers.

 
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Aug 19, 2013 04:53 PM

Willet rallies to post first Spa win in Union Avenue (NYB)

The fourth time was the charm for Willet, who came from off the pace to win the $100,000 Union Avenue presented by Northeastern Fine Jewelry and BALL Watch Co. on Monday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 19, 2013 04:04 PM

The Travers winner of a $15,000 Win Wager Announced by Saratoga 150

If Aaron Ditch of Saratoga Springs, N.Y, chooses the winning horse in the $1 million Travers Stakes on August 24, he will get to take home the full on-track winnings from a $15,000 wager, not having spent a penny of his own cash.

 
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Aug 19, 2013 02:46 PM

Velazquez, Bailey and Cordero to be honored Friday at Saratoga

Saratoga Race Course will honor the three winningest jockeys in the track's history on Friday morning, August 23, at 11:30 a.m. just outside the paddock.

 
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Aug 19, 2013 01:56 PM

New York State Gaming Commission and NYRA issue enhanced Security protocols for Horses participating in The August 24 Travers Stakes

Beaten a nose to the wire, Caroline Thomas was declared the winner of the Grade 2, $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid when the first-place finisher, Nellie Cashman, was disqualified to third for interfering with Watsdachances in the stretch on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 18, 2013 07:38 PM

Caroline Thomas declared winner of G2 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid

Beaten a nose to the wire, Caroline Thomas was declared the winner of the Grade 2, $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid when the first-place finisher, Nellie Cashman, was disqualified to third for interfering with Watsdachances in the stretch on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 18, 2013 03:14 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 18

Trainer Todd's Pletcher dynamic duo of Palace Malice and Verrazano took to the main track right after the renovation break Sunday morning for their final serious works leading up to Saturday's 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 17, 2013 08:10 PM

Big Blue Kitten Ices Competition in G1 Sword Dancer Invitational

Cruising along at the back of the pack as if he had all the time in the world, Big Blue Kitten gathered momentum on the far turn and split an open seam in the stretch to blow past his rivals and win the 39th running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 17, 2013 07:28 PM

Princess of Sylmar Asserts Herself with Alabama (G1) Victory

Continuing her dominance of the 3-year-old filly division, Princess of Sylmar registered an easy victory in the 133rd renewal of Saratoga Race Course's Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at 1 ¼ miles on Saturday.

 
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Aug 17, 2013 04:23 PM

Amberjack Seeks Big Apple Triple Sweep, $250k Bonus in Albany

Amberjack will attempt to complete a rare sweep of the Big Apple Triple and earn a $250,000 bonus when he competes in the $150,000 Albany on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 17, 2013 02:25 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 17

Southern Equine Stable's Moreno flashed his speed in a Saturday morning workout, zipping five furlongs in 59.68 seconds over the main track in preparation for the Grade 1, $1 million Travers on August 24.

 
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Aug 16, 2013 04:26 PM

Yaddo Victory a Walk in the Park for Dayatthespa

Putting her Grade 1 talents to full use, 1-4 favorite Dayatthespa made Saratoga Race Course's $150,000 Yaddo her showcase on Friday with an easy 1 ¾-length victory over New York-breds.

 
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Aug 16, 2013 04:24 PM

Levine looking for Clear Pasaj in Union Avenue presented by Northeastern Fine Jewelry and Ball Watch

Though her record shows six wins and five seconds from 14 lifetime starts, Clear Pasaj continues to be a pleasant surprise for trainer Bruce Levine.

 
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Aug 16, 2013 03:48 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 16

Transparent, who will carry the Godolphin Racing silks in the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers, had his final serious move for next Saturday's "Mid-Summer Derby" this morning, breezing four furlongs in 49.92 seconds on Saratoga Race Course's main track.

 
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Aug 15, 2013 06:23 PM

Hangover Kid Glows in West Point Presented by Trustco Bank

Hangover Kid scored the first stakes victory of his career Thursday at Saratoga Race Course with a last-to-first rally through the stretch to take the 34th running of the $150,000 West Point Presented by Trustco Bank by a length over Hear the Footsteps.

 
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Aug 15, 2013 05:19 PM

Watsdachances, Tapicat Top Field for G2 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid

Tapicat, whose three-race win streak was snapped with her third-place finish in the Grade 2 Lake George, and Watsdachances, who rallied to finish second to Kitten's Dumplings in that race, meet again Sunday in the 30th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid at Saratoga Race Course.​

 
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Aug 15, 2013 04:38 PM

NYRA Raises More Than $100,000 During Fabulous Fillies Day to Benefit the BCRF

Saratoga Race Course was flooded by a sea of pink on Wednesday as The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) hosted its annual Fabulous Fillies Day, raising more than $100,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

 
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Aug 15, 2013 03:56 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 15

Trainer Dallas Stewart sounded an upbeat note Thursday morning after Golden Soul worked five furlongs in 1:01.40, breezing, over the Oklahoma training track in preparation for the Grade 1, $1 million Travers Stakes on August 24.

 
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Travers 1864 Restaurant Week to Celebrate Mid-Summer Derby at Saratoga

Nearly 40 restaurants and eateries throughout the greater Capital Region will offer special pricing and menus in celebration of the Travers during the fourth annual Travers 1864 Restaurant Week from Sunday, August 18 through Thursday, August 22.

 
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Aug 14, 2013 05:54 PM

Boisterous Headlines Jam-Packed G1 Sword Dancer

While Kentucky Derby winner Orb has been the subject of much attention for his recent stay at the Fair Hill Training Center, his stablemate, the 6-year-old turf standout Boisterous, also has spent time lately at the Maryland facility, getting a little rest and relaxation in the midst of the best season of his career.

 
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Aug 14, 2013 04:43 PM

Princess of Sylmar Could Cement Championship Credentials in Alabama

Since 1999, five fillies have swept the Kentucky Oaks and the Alabama, and four later were named Champion Three-Year-Old Filly. On Saturday, Princess of Sylmar will attempt to join Silverbulletday (1999), Flute (2001), Farda Amiga (2002), Proud Spell (2008), and Blind Luck (2010) when she competes in the 133rd edition of Saratoga Race Course's Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at 1 ¼ miles.

 
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Aug 14, 2013 03:48 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 14

Morton Fink's homebred Successful Dan remains on target to make his next start at Saratoga Race Course in the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward on August 31, trainer Charlie LoPresti said Wednesday.

 
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Aug 14, 2013 11:38 AM

The New York Racing Association Announces Partnerships with BALL Watch USA and Northeastern Fine Jewelry for 2013 Saratoga Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced a season long partnership with Swiss watch company BALL Watch USA and its Capital Region retail partner, Northeastern Fine Jewelry, to serve as the preferred timepiece sponsor and jeweler of the 2013 racing season at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 14, 2013 11:07 AM

What's Happening: Week 5 at Saratoga Race Course

What's happening week 5 at Saratoga Race Course Tuesday, August 13 - Monday, August 19, 2013

 
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Aug 12, 2013 05:47 PM

Dayatthespa Looms Large in Yaddo

Poised for a run in the Grade 1 Diana on July 27, trainer Chad Brown scratched multiple graded stakes-winning filly Dayatthespa the day of the race, saying she needed more time to train after a recent hard start.

 
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Aug 12, 2013 05:34 PM

Lubash returns to defend title in West Point presented by Trustco Bank

Lubash, who in 2012 came from last to score a mild upset in the $150,000 West Point presented by Trustco Bank, returns Thursday to defend his title in the 34th edition of the 1 1/16-mile turf race for New York-breds at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 12, 2013 04:56 PM

The Alabama Winner of a $15,000 Win Wager Announced by Saratoga 150

If Deborah White of Gansevoort, NY, chooses the winning horse in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes on August 17, she will get to take home the full on-track winnings from a $15,000 wager, not having spent a penny of her own cash.

 
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Aug 12, 2013 03:50 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 12

Despite his dominance with 2-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course, nine-time meet-leading trainer Todd Pletcher had never won the Grade 2 Saratoga Special until Corfu's gutsy victory by a nose in Sunday's renewal.

 
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Aug 12, 2013 10:24 AM

Belmont Café Bettor Hits Louisiana Downs Pick 5 for $889k

A bettor at the Belmont Café on Friday purchased the sole winning ticket on Louisiana Downs' Super Pick 5, which paid $889,726. Upon cashing his ticket on Saturday, the bettor declined to have his name released to the media.

 
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Aug 11, 2013 07:27 PM

Corfu gives Pletcher Saratoga Special victory over former assistant; Velazquez wins five on card

Corfu held off Wired Bryan to take the Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special by a nose, giving trainer Todd Pletcher a victory over his former assistant Michael Dilger and Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez his fifth winner on Sunday's card at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 11, 2013 07:10 PM

Designer Legs declared winner of G2 Adirondack

Valene Farms' Designer Legs dueled gamely with leader Who's in Town through the stretch and then was promoted to first place via disqualification Sunday to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 11, 2013 05:49 PM

Kentucky Derby winner Orb arrives at Saratoga for Grade 1, $1 million Travers

Kentucky Derby winner Orb arrived at Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey's barn at Saratoga Race Course mid-afternoon on Sunday after a 5 ½-hour van ride from the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland. ​

 
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Aug 11, 2013 02:46 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 11

When the main track opened Sunday morning following the renovation break at 8:50 a.m., 3-year-old stars Palace Malice and Verrazano were the first horses bounding through the gap, eager to put in their penultimate works for the Grade 1, $1 million Travers Stakes on August 24.

 
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Aug 11, 2013 11:29 AM

Total Handle Up, Attendance Down through First Half of 2013 Saratoga Race Course Meeting

Total wagering on races at Saratoga Race Course increased compared to 2012 levels through the first half (20 days) of the meet, according to The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA).

 
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Aug 10, 2013 07:24 PM

Wise Dan keeps win streak intact with thrilling victory in G2 Fourstardave

Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan extended his win streak to eight races, collaring pacesetter King Kreesa in mid-stretch and surging clear for a 1 ¼ -length victory in the Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 10, 2013 06:47 PM

The Travers Celebration Returns to Celebrate Mid-Summer Derby

The 13th annual Travers Celebration will return this summer to support the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.), the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Times Union Hope Fund on Thursday, August 22 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 10, 2013 03:01 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 10

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey issued an upbeat bulletin on Saturday after Kentucky Derby winner and Grade 1, $1 million Travers contender Orb breezed five furlongs in 59 1/5 seconds at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland.

 
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Aug 09, 2013 06:30 PM

The New York Racing Association Accepting Reservations for Limited Number of Picnic Tables on Travers Day

Racing fans will once again have the opportunity to reserve a picnic table in the backyard at Saratoga Race Course for the 144th running of the Travers.

 
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Aug 09, 2013 06:24 PM

Notacatbutallama an Absolute Animal in Hall of Fame Victory

With back-to-back wins in turf stakes, trainer Todd Pletcher had begun to get the sense his colt Notacatbutallama was developing into a top-class grass runner.

 
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Aug 09, 2013 05:05 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 9

The trainers at the top of the Saratoga Race Course leader board are perennials in that space - Todd Pletcher, Chad Brown and Hall of Famer Bill Mott.

 
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Aug 08, 2013 08:05 PM

Area Man Wins 'Battle of Saratoga' Handicapping Challenge

With his final bet of the tournament, Dennis Gort of Delmar, N.Y., won the "Battle of Saratoga" handicapping challenge Thursday, earning a $100,000 first prize and an automatic berth in the 2014 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship next January at Treasure Island in Las Vegas.

 
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August 26 Video of NYRA Public Forum at Museum of Racing

On Monday, August 26, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), held a Public Forum at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on 191 Union Avenue, across the street from Saratoga Race Course. Members of NYRA Senior Management discussed topics of interest in an "open forum" town hall-style setting with the public.

 
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Aug 08, 2013 04:54 PM

Pletcher Has Pair for Saratoga Special; 'Fiftyshades' Seeks Adirondack Gold

Juveniles will be showcased on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course, which will host the Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special, open to all 2-year-olds, and the Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack for fillies.

 
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Aug 08, 2013 03:56 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 8

Kentucky Derby runner-up Golden Soul returned to the work tab on Thursday morning, breezing five furlongs in 1:00.97 on the main track for trainer Dallas Stewart.

 
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Aug 07, 2013 07:07 PM

Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon Presented by Escada Returns to Saratoga Race Course on Fabulous Fillies Day

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will celebrate women and their contributions to the thoroughbred industry while raising funds to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) during Fabulous Fillies Day on Wednesday, August 14 at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 07, 2013 04:35 PM

Horse of the Year Wise Dan Makes Saratoga Return in Fourstardave

Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who began his championship run last summer at Saratoga Race Course, finds himself on familiar footing when he fronts a field of seven on Saturday in the Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap.

 
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Aug 07, 2013 03:34 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 7

Kentucky Derby winner Orb is scheduled to arrive at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday to finish his preparations for the Grade 1, $1 million Travers on August 24, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said Wednesday morning.

 
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Aug 05, 2013 05:57 PM

Rydilluc, Charming Kitten Renew Rivalry in G2 Hall of Fame

Since March, 3-year-old turf standouts Rydilluc and Charming Kitten have been on parallel schedules, clashing four times beginning with their first confrontation in the Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes.

 
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Aug 05, 2013 04:35 PM

The Fourstardave Winner of a $15,000 Win Wager Announced by Saratoga 150

If Adam McNeill of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., chooses the winning horse in the Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap on August 10, he will get to take home the full on-track winnings from a $15,000 wager, not having spent a penny of his own cash.

 
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Aug 05, 2013 04:19 PM

Top Saratoga Jockeys Pay Surprise Visit to Dunkin’ Donuts

Three of the top jockeys at Saratoga Race Course surprised guests at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 207 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY, by filling orders and handing out prizes at the drive-thru window and register on Monday, August 5.

 
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Aug 05, 2013 02:55 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 5

Zayat Stables' Justin Phillip was in good shape the morning after earning his first career Grade 1 victory in Sunday's $400,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap.

 
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Aug 04, 2013 06:58 PM

Justin Phillip Gets His Due in G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap

One year after falling a neck short when second in this very race, Justin Phillip posted his first Grade 1 victory by taking the 29th edition of the $400,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 04, 2013 06:38 PM

Ramon Dominguez Interview with NYRA TV Analyst Richard Migliore

Three-time Eclipse Award Winning Jockey Ramon Dominguez sat down with NYRA TV analyst Richard Migliore on Sunday, August 4, at Saratoga Race Course for his first interview since announcing his retirement. Dominguez was forced to retire due to injuries sustained in an accident at Aqueduct Racetrack on January 18, 2013.

 
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Saratoga Race Course to Celebrate Cultures Around the Globe During Inaugural International Day

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will celebrate cultures around the world during the inaugural International Day on Thursday, August 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first-time, day-long celebration of global culture and heritage will feature traditional music, dance, entertainment, crafts and food from countries and regions around the world.

 
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Aug 03, 2013 07:58 PM

Cross Traffic Holds On for G1 Whitney Invitational Win

After two heartbreaking losses, Cross Traffic finally earned his first stakes victory with a front-running triumph over some of the country's top older horses in the 86th edition of the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Saratoga Race Course Photos: 150 Anniversary

The New York Racing Association, Inc. hosted a series of events and activities to celebrate the official 150th anniversary of racing in Saratoga.

 
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Aug 03, 2013 02:37 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 3

Horse of the Year Wise Dan is sitting on "go" for the Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap on August 10, following a half-mile breeze over the main track on Saturday morning at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 03, 2013 12:20 PM

Harvey Pack, Andy Serling in Rollicking Interview

Legendary New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) analyst and renowned raconteur Harvey Pack joins NYRA TV analyst and handicapper Andy Serling for a special half-hour interview full of tall tales and insider trips around the track on the NYRA.com website.

 
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Aug 02, 2013 03:10 PM

Saratoga Race Course to Celebrate Official 150th Anniversary with Day of Special Events and Activities

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will host a series of events and activities to celebrate the official 150th anniversary of racing in Saratoga.

 
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Aug 02, 2013 02:44 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 2

Eyeing possible starts in the Grade 1, $1 million Travers on August 24, trainer Ken McPeek plans to work War Dancer and Java's War together on Saturday morning at the Oklahoma training track.

 
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Aug 02, 2013 01:08 PM

G1 Whitney Invitational Handicap to Be Commemorated With New Trophy & Blanket

The Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap will feature new elements for the winning connections when it returns for its 86th running at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 3.

 
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Aug 02, 2013 01:06 PM

NYRA to Celebrate Legends of Racing with Equine Retirement Day

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will celebrate the industry's retired equine athletes during a day in their honor at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, August 4.

 
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Aug 01, 2013 06:13 PM

Win Machine Saginaw Defends Title in John Morrissey

Running out of ways to describe his stable star, trainer David Jacobson is content to let the 7-year-old gelding speak for himself.

 
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Aug 01, 2013 05:01 PM

Gentlemen's Bet, Delaunay Face Off Again in Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap

Gentlemen's Bet and Delaunay, the top two finishers from the Iowa Sprint Handicap, will be reunited and attempt to stake their claim for divisional supremacy when they compete in the 29th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 01, 2013 03:24 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 1

Fan favorite Mr. Hot Stuff earned his first career Grade 1 stakes win on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course, taking the lead over the eighth fence and going on to a mild upset of the Grade 1, $100,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase.

 
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Aug 01, 2013 02:29 PM

NYRA and Saratoga 150 Committee Unveil Whitney Viewing Stand at Oklahoma Training Track in Celebration of 150th Anniversary

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the Saratoga 150 Committee today unveiled a new landmark designed to reinstate public access to the Oklahoma Training Track as well as to celebrate the legacy of one of Saratoga’s most philanthropic families.

 
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Jul 31, 2013 03:02 PM

Fort Larned Sets Out to Make History in G1 Whitney Invitational Handicap

Since its inaugural running in 1928, only three horses have managed to win multiple editions of the Whitney Invitational Handicap, and only one – Discovery – won consecutive runnings.

 
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Jul 31, 2013 02:58 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 31

Trainer Dale Romans said Silver Max came out of his sharp front-running victory in the Grade 3 Oceanport Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park in excellent shape and would be pointed toward the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap on August 31 at the Spa.

 
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Dance to Bristol Beats 'The Chief' and Classic Point in Thrilling Honorable Miss

With a relentless charge between horses inside the eighth pole, 4-5 favorite Dance to Bristol ran down Classic Point in the final strides to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap by a neck on Monday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 29, 2013 06:52 PM

Mott Wins 9th Race to Keep Birthday Tradition Going

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott kept the tradition of winning a race at Saratoga Race Course on his birthday alive on Monday, taking race 9 with his final of five entries, 8-5 favorite Revenue ($5.50).​

 
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The Whitney Winner of a $15,000 Win Wager Announced by Saratoga 150

Should Kevin Brockley of Gansevoort, NY, choose the winning horse in the Whitney Invitational Handicap on August 3, 2013, he will get to take home the full on-track winnings from a $15,000 wager

 
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Jul 29, 2013 04:03 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 29

After sweeping both major preps for the Grade 1, $1 million Travers over the weekend, trainer Todd Pletcher looks to have a pretty strong hand for the 144th "Mid-Summer Derby" on August 24, the centerpiece of Saratoga Race Course's 150th anniversary season.

 
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Jul 28, 2013 07:11 PM

Forty Tales Extends Win Streak in Grade 2 Amsterdam

Perretti Racing Stables' Forty Tales came flying down the stretch to reel in Mico Margarita and draw away for a three-quarter length victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 28, 2013 04:53 PM

State-breds Saratoga Snacks, Saginaw Square Off in John Morrissey

Defending champion Saginaw squares off against the up-and-coming Saratoga Snacks on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course in a contentious renewal of the $100,000 John Morrissey for New York-breds.

 
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Jul 28, 2013 02:25 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 28

Before heading to the airport, trainer Todd Pletcher was paid a brief visit by Cot Campbell, head of the Dogwood Stable syndicate that owns Palace Malice, who turned in a devastating performance Saturday in winning the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes by a length over Will Take Charge.

 
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Jul 27, 2013 07:29 PM

Palace Malice Triumphs in G2 Jim Dandy; Travers Up Next

In what his connections called his best performance to date, favored Palace Malice pounced on pacesetter Moreno at the top of the stretch and went onto a convincing one-length victory over Will Take Charge on Saturday in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 27, 2013 06:51 PM

Laughing Holds off Dream Peace to Upset Diana

Laughing controlled the pace, turned back a challenge from favored Centre Court, and held off a late surge from Dream Peace to win the 75th running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Diana by a head on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 27, 2013 05:18 PM

Trainer Weaver Wins First Grade 1 as Lighthouse Bay Upsets Prioress

Trainer George Weaver, a fixture on the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit since going out on his own in 2002, won the first North American Grade 1 stakes race of his career Saturday when 21-1 shot Lighthouse Bay upset the $300,000 Prioress at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 27, 2013 04:17 PM

Velazquez Rides 694th Winner to Pass Bailey as Saratoga's All-Time Leading Rider

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez won the fourth race at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday to become the historic track's all-time leading rider with 694 victories.

 
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Jul 27, 2013 04:14 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 27

Horse of the Year Wise Dan went out to the Oklahoma turf course Saturday morning for what likely will be his only work for the Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap on August 10.

 
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Jul 26, 2013 06:14 PM

Romansh Declared Winner of Curlin; Travers Could Be Next

Darley Stable's Romansh was declared the winner of the $100,000 Curlin on Friday at Saratoga Race Course after Transparent, the other half of the Darley entry, crossed the finish line first but was disqualified to fifth.

 
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Jul 26, 2013 03:57 PM

Dance to Bristol Brings Her Quick Step to Spa for Honorable Miss

Scourge of Mid-Atlantic tracks the past two years, 4-year-old filly Dance to Bristol lately has had her sights set on bigger game, and she will make her Saratoga Race Course debut Monday as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares.

 
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Jul 26, 2013 03:08 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 26

Following his second straight bullet work at Saratoga Race Course, Successful Dan could make his next start in the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap on August 3.

 
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Jul 26, 2013 11:25 AM

"New Owners Luncheon" Set for August 18 at Saratoga Race Course

Trainers Gary Contessa and Linda Rice will be among the industry speakers participating in The New York Racing Association, Inc.'s (NYRA) next "New Owners Luncheon" at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, August 18.

 
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Breakfast with the Jockeys at Saratoga Race Course

Former jockey and current NYRA broadcast analyst Richard “The Mig” Migliore hands a fan an autographed photo during an autograph session with Saratoga’s leading jockeys at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday, July 25.

 
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Jul 25, 2013 04:46 PM

Grade 2 Amsterdam poses rematch for Forty Tales, Declan's Warrior

Separated by less than a length in their most recent engagement, familiar foes Forty Tales and Declan's Warrior will meet again on Sunday in the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 25, 2013 03:57 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 25

To say Hall of Fame trainer Carl Nafzger picks his spots at Saratoga Race Course would be something of an understatement.

 
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Jul 24, 2013 06:47 PM

Kitten's Dumplings Makes it Three Straight with Lake George (G2) Victory

Next to last on the turn, favored Kitten's Dumplings launched her trademark late rally to outkick Watsdachances in deep stretch and win the 18th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Lake George for 3-year-old turf fillies on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course, her third straight stakes victory.

 
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Jul 24, 2013 06:24 PM

Belmont Winner Palace Malice Faces Nine in Jim Dandy

With three different winners of the Triple Crown races, the wide-open race for 3-year-old championship honors starts anew in Saturday’s 50th running of the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 24, 2013 05:56 PM

Former NYRA Board of Trustees Member Dennis Dammerman Passes Away

Dennis D. Dammerman, member of The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) Board of Trustees from 2006-2012, died this week, according to his family. He was 67.

 
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Jul 24, 2013 05:50 PM

Kauai Katie Seeks to Bounce Back in Grade 1 Prioress

Kauai Katie, winner of four graded stakes in eight career starts, will attempt to rebound after a fourth-place finish in her most recent outing when she turns back in distance to contest the 66th running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Prioress on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 24, 2013 05:35 PM

A Triad for Chad in G1 Diana

Trainer Chad Brown, who won his first Grade 1 race two years ago when he captured the 2011 Diana with Zagora, could have as many as three starters when he attempts to add another victory in the 1 1/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares.

 
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Jul 24, 2013 02:54 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 24

On paper, Perfect Title may be one of the least accomplished horses to go to the gate for Saturday's Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy, but that is of little concern to trainer Dallas Stewart.

 
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Jul 22, 2013 06:34 PM

Evan Shipman (NYB) Quotes

Rodrigo Ubillo, winning trainer of Bigger Is Bettor (No. 4): "Last year he wasn't able to run here because he got into an accident at Belmont Park. I was confident he could go the distance, and he likes it here. Since Day One, when he came here, he was very happy."

 
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Jul 22, 2013 05:57 PM

Eight Sophomores Test the Waters in Curlin

For a stakes race that's only been in existence for five years, the $100,000 Curlin at Saratoga Race Course boasts an impressive roster of alumni, most of whom were relatively unknown going into the race.

 
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Jul 22, 2013 05:09 PM

Saratoga Race Course Celebrates 150 Years of History with Commemorative Saratoga Trading Cards

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will celebrate the history of the Spa with a new collectible item for racing fans during the 2013 meet.

 
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Jul 22, 2013 04:21 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 22

Rather than give Vyjack one final work before Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy, trainer Rudy Rodriguez decided to break from routine.

 
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Jul 21, 2013 07:02 PM

Dilger Wins his Spa Debut as Wired Bryan Takes Sanford (G2)

For the past seven years until January, Michael Dilger had worked as an assistant to Todd Pletcher, the all-time leading trainer at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 21, 2013 05:32 PM

Winners Crowned at 22nd Annual Hat Contest During Opening Weekend Festivities at Saratoga Race Course

The festivities surrounding opening weekend at Saratoga Race Course were filled with excitement as the Spa today capped off its first weekend of the 150th anniversary season with the 22nd annual Hat Contest.

 
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Jul 21, 2013 04:54 PM

Saratoga Race Course Heads to the Top of the Class with Fifth Annual College Day

Saratoga Race Course will welcome college students back to their favorite course to help celebrate the 150th anniversary season during the fifth annual College Day on Thursday, July 25.

 
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Jul 21, 2013 02:29 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 21

Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice signaled his readiness for next Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy by breezing four furlongs in 49.77 seconds on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 20, 2013 07:06 PM

‘Princess’ Reigns in TVG Coaching Club American Oaks

Princess of Sylmar put an exclamation point on her Kentucky Oaks score with an authoritative six-length win in the 97th running of the Grade 1, $300,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 20, 2013 06:50 PM

Authenticity the Real Deal in 84 Lumber Shuvee Handicap

Odds-on favorite Authenticity earned her second graded stakes win, rolling to a comfortable one-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 84 Lumber Shuvee Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 20, 2013 05:06 PM

Brown, Watsdachances Diving into Familiar Waters in G3 Lake George

Eleven months after making her successful stateside debut at Saratoga Race Course, Watsdachances returns to familiar surroundings looking to regain her form.

 
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Jul 20, 2013 03:03 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 20

After Wise Dan and Successful Dan turned in separate Saturday breezes at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Charles LoPresti said he now has a better idea of where he’ll run the half-brothers during the 2013 race meet.

 
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Jul 19, 2013 06:51 PM

Sage Valley Rallies to Win James Marvin on Opening Day at the Spa

Sage Valley returned to his winning ways on opening day at Saratoga Race Course, rallying three wide through the stretch and going onto a one-length victory over Politicallycorrect in the Grade 3, $100,000 James Marvin, the first of 36 graded stakes at the historic track’s 150th anniversary meet.

 
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Jul 19, 2013 06:49 PM

Brazen Persuasion, Bahnah Dead-Heat to Win G3 Schuylerville

Brazen Persuasion and Bahnah hit the wire as one after a fierce battle through the final yards for a dead-heat victory in the 95th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies, one of two opening day stakes for the 150th anniversary meet at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 19, 2013 04:24 PM

Saratoga Race Course Commences 150th Anniversary Season with Special Ceremonies Followed by Exciting Finishes

Before a sun-drenched crowd of 21,935, Saratoga Race Course opened its 2013 meeting with ceremonies commemorating the track’s 150th anniversary season, followed by 10 exciting races highlighted by the Grade 3 James Marvin Stakes and the Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes.

 
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Jul 19, 2013 03:09 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 19

Trainer John Shirreffs on Friday confirmed that Eblouissante, a 4-year-old half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, will compete in Saturday’s Grade 3 Shuvee Handicap instead of an optional claimer that was scheduled to be contested on Monday.

 
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Saratoga Baseball Cap to Replace Replica Model Giveaway on August 18

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that one of the Spa’s most iconic giveaways – the Saratoga Baseball Cap – will replace the Saratoga Race Course Replica Model on Sunday, August 18.

 
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Jul 18, 2013 04:26 PM

Dilger Makes Spa Debut with Wired Bryan in Sanford (G2)

After a long, comprehensive training apprenticeship, Michael Dilger has stepped out on his own this year for the first time. A graduate of the Darley Flying Start program and seven years working as an assistant to Todd Pletcher, Dilger, 35, opened his own stable in January.

 
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Jul 18, 2013 02:35 PM

Saratoga Race Course Taking Heat-Related Precautions of Friday’s Opening Day

With weather forecasters calling for Friday temperatures in the low to mid 90s, New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) officials are taking additional precautions to ensure that horses and humans remain comfortable during the opening-day race card at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 17, 2013 06:48 PM

Eblouissante, Zenyatta’s Little Sister, Entered in 84 Lumber Shuvee H.

Eblouissante, the younger half-sister of champion Zenyatta, is ready to return to the races. Off since extending her record to 2-for-2 on January 17 in California, the 4-year-old daughter of Bernardini was one of seven fillies and mares entered in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 84 Lumber Shuvee Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 17, 2013 06:42 PM

Princess of Sylmar Returns in TVG CCA Oaks

Princess of Sylmar will make her first start since winning the Kentucky Oaks when she competes in the Grade 1, $300,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 16, 2013 05:14 PM

Pletcher Sends Stonestreet duo in G3 Schuylerville as Spa Opens; Sprinters Vie in G3 James Marvin

Saratoga Race Course opens for its 150th anniversary season Friday with a pair of stakes races highlighting two of the historic track’s long-standing traditions – 2-year-olds and classy sprinters.

 
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Jul 14, 2013 06:10 PM

Saratoga Race Course Hosts Crowd of Nearly 22,000 for Free Family Concert with Disney Channel Star Zendaya at Open House

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today launched the 150th anniversary season at Saratoga Race Course with a free family concert headlined by Dancing with the Stars runner-up and Disney Channel sensation Zendaya during the 33rd annual Open House at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 14, 2013 03:43 PM

Saratoga 150 Time Capsule Departs Belmont for Saratoga

A special Saratoga 150 Time Capsule containing items and memorabilia from The New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) three tracks, as well as items submitted by fans throughout the state, left Belmont Park following today’s fifth race for a six-day journey to Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 13, 2013 12:46 PM

Scott Finley Named NYRA Director of Simulcasting

Scott M. Finley has joined The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) as its Director of Simulcasting, effective August 1.

 
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Jul 12, 2013 01:59 PM

NYRA and Saratoga 150 Committee Unveil “Hoofprints Walk Of Fame” at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the Saratoga 150 Committee today unveiled a new attraction designed to pay homage to the most accomplished thoroughbreds to compete at Saratoga Race Course during its 150-year history.

 
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Jul 02, 2013 12:37 PM

Saratoga Race Course Announces Preferred Access Packages

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), in partnership with CID Entertainment, will offer Saratoga Preferred Access (SPA) Packages during the 2013 Saratoga Race Course season.

 
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Jun 24, 2013 04:53 PM

2013 ‘Battle of Saratoga’ to Feature Four DRF/NTRA Tournament Berths

Two hundred horseplayers are expected to vie for $200,000 in prize money when they compete in the fourth annual Battle of Saratoga Handicapping Challenge presented by NYRA Rewards on August 7-8 at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jun 24, 2013 04:47 PM

Saratoga Race Course 2013 Fact Sheet

150th anniversary season at Saratoga Race Course 40 days. Friday, July 19 through Monday, September 2, Labor Day. No racing on Tuesdays. Saratoga Race Course, Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

 
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NYRA to Showcase New Vendors at “Boutiques at the Carousel”

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced an all-new on-track retail area for the 2013 meet designed to showcase an array of fashion and art vendors at the “Boutiques at the Carousel.”​

 
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Jun 24, 2013 02:24 PM

Guaranteed Pick 4 Wagers to be Featured at The Spa

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will present a $500,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4 every Saturday at Saratoga Race Course and a $1 Million All Graded Stakes Pick 4 on Travers Day, August 24. ​

 
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Jun 24, 2013 02:21 PM

NBC and NYRA to Host “Summer at Saratoga” Series

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the NBC Sports Group are partnering for a third consecutive year to present the “Summer at Saratoga” series, with seven live broadcasts from Saratoga Race Course, starting on Saturday, July 27th and concluding on Saturday August 31st.

 
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Jun 24, 2013 02:14 PM

Saratoga to Offer $14.95 Million in Stakes Purses

The 2013 Saratoga Race Course stakes schedule, highlighted by the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers on August 24, will feature nearly $14.95 million in purse money.

 
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Saratoga Race Course to Introduce Uniquely New York Marketplace for 2013 Anniversary Season

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a new weekly attraction for the 2013 meet at Saratoga Race Course designed to highlight products made exclusively in New York State.

 
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Fridays Are All About Affordable Family Fun at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the return of Family Fridays at Saratoga Race Course. The weekly family festivals will be held each Friday of the meet inside the entrance to the Reserved Seats Office near the Carousel, from noon to 4 p.m., beginning on Opening Day, Friday, July 19.

 
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150 Years of Racing History Lives On at Saratoga Race Course

A century and a half of racing history will come alive this summer when Saratoga Race Course opens its gates on Friday, July 19, for the 40-day meet that brings together the finest horses, top jockeys, and best trainers in the country in celebration of the track’s 150th anniversary.

 
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NYRA Announces 2013 Giveaway Days at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will continue its tradition of iconic giveaways with four Sunday giveaway days scheduled for the summer 2013 meet at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Saratoga Race Course to Offer Walking Tours of Historic Venue for 2013 Season

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that it will offer front side tours of Saratoga Race Course during the 2013 meet. The tours will begin on Opening Day, Friday, July 19.

 
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Capital OTB TV to Show Saratoga Races Live

The Capital Off-Track Betting Television Network will show Saratoga Race Course’s races live for the first time in 2013 as the result of an agreement between The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the Capital District Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation (Capital OTB).

 
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Jun 20, 2013 12:13 PM

Saratoga Race Course to Introduce Uniquely New York Marketplace for 2013 Anniversary Season

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a new weekly attraction for the 2013 meet at Saratoga Race Course designed to highlight products made exclusively in New York State.

 
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Saratoga Race Course Local Advisory Board to host presentation on facility plans and improvements to Saratoga Race Course

The Saratoga Race Course Local Advisory Board will host a presentation on current and potential plans for improvements to Saratoga Race Course on Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m.

 
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Jun 04, 2013 04:28 PM

Saratoga Race Course to Host Historic Free Family Concert with Disney Channel Star and "Dancing With The Stars" Runner-up Zendaya

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that Dancing with the Stars runner-up and Disney Channel sensation Zendaya will headline a free family concert during the 33rd annual Open House at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, July 14.

 
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May 10, 2013 03:23 PM

Saratoga Race Course to Host Job Fair for Upcoming Meet

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.

 
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Apr 12, 2013 01:28 PM

Saratoga to Host Three Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races as Part of 2013 Schedule

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.

 
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Mar 26, 2013 04:55 PM

Saratoga 150 and NYRA Honor 30 Thoroughbreds in Inaugural “Hoofprints Walk of Fame” at Saratoga Race Course

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.

 
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Feb 08, 2013 10:48 AM

Five Chances to Wager $15,000 of Someone Else's Money

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.

 
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Sep 03, 2012 06:53 PM

Pletcher’s Shanghai Bobby Wins Three Chimneys Hopeful, Trip to Breeders’ Cup and $100,000 Bonus

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.

 
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Sep 03, 2012 02:26 PM

Owner Repole, Trainer Pletcher Win Third Straight Saratoga Meet Titles; Jockey Dominguez Sets Meet Record as Top Jockey

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.

 
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Sep 03, 2012 11:54 AM

McGaughey Hits it Rich in G3 Glens Falls

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.

 
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Sep 02, 2012 06:00 PM

Tony Dutrow Finds So Many Ways To Win G1 Spinaway

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.

 
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Sep 02, 2012 05:29 AM

Dominguez Wins 6, Including G3 Saranac; Establishes Saratoga Meet Victory Record

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.

 
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Sep 01, 2012 06:19 PM

Emcee Continues Strong Run For Mclaughlin And Godolphin With G1 Forego Victory

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.

 
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Sep 01, 2012 06:12 PM

Dominus Dominates G2 Bernard Baruch In Turf Debut

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.

 
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Sep 01, 2012 05:39 PM

To Honor and Serve Repulses Mucho Macho Man to Win G1 Woodward

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.

 
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Aug 30, 2012 05:53 PM

Balance The Books Rallies To Win G2 With Anticipation

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.

 
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Aug 30, 2012 02:50 PM

Strong Wagering, New Fan Initiatives, Top Quality Racing, Community Involvement, and Continued National TV Coverage Highlight 2012 Saratoga Meet

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.

 
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Aug 26, 2012 05:47 PM

Love And Pride Springs 10-1 Upset In Personal Ensign

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.

 
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Aug 25, 2012 07:01 PM

Travers Day Draws Over 46,000; Wagering Up From 2011

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.​

 
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Aug 25, 2012 06:56 AM

First Dead Heat Since 1874 Travers As Favored Alpha And 33-1 Golden Ticket Hit Wire Together

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.

 
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Aug 25, 2012 06:53 AM

On Short Rest, Willy Beamin Wins Foxwoods King’s Bishop

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.​

 
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Aug 25, 2012 06:33 AM

Zagora Sets Course Record In Ballston Spa Presented By Jose Cuervo

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.

 
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Aug 25, 2012 05:50 AM

Contested Best In Test

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.

 
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Aug 24, 2012 05:46 PM

Turbulent Descent Has Smooth Ride In Ballerina

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.

 
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Aug 24, 2012 02:42 PM

Hundreds Of Fans Enjoy “Free Beer And Hot Wings” From Saratoga

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.

 
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Aug 22, 2012 05:30 PM

The 12th Annual Travers Celebration Returns To Celebrate Mid-Summer Derby

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

 
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Aug 20, 2012 01:06 PM

Travers Fever Hits Saratoga With Third Annual Travers Eve Party On Broadway

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.

 
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Aug 20, 2012 12:43 PM

A True Saratoga Engagement

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.

 
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Aug 19, 2012 05:39 PM

Stephanie’s Kitten Claws Her Way To Victory In G2 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid

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.

 
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Aug 18, 2012 06:23 PM

Questing Seizes 3YO Filly Division Lead With Alabama Romp

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.

 
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Aug 18, 2012 06:14 PM

Point Of Entry Dominant In Grade 1 Sword Dancer

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.

 
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Aug 16, 2012 05:40 PM

Lubash Last to First to Win West Point Presented by Trustco Bank

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.​

 
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Aug 12, 2012 06:26 PM

New Hall of Famer Velazquez Wins Fourstardave on Wise Dan

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.

 
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Aug 12, 2012 05:34 PM

Kauai Katie Airs In Adirondack

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.

 
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Aug 01, 2012 05:09 PM

NYRA Partners With America’s Best Racing To Bring “Racing 101” Fan Hub To 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.

 
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Jul 28, 2012 05:36 PM

Alpha Travers-Bound After Wire-To-Wire Jim Dandy Win

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.

 
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Jul 28, 2012 05:03 PM

Winter Memories A Filly For All Seasons In Diana

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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