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.
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.
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.
Multiple stakes winner Saginaw was euthanized Friday after suffering an injury during the running of the third race at Saratoga Race Course.
Photos from today’s winner’s circle ceremony in honor of the 150th anniversary season.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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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