Sporting Chance erratic but strong in G1 Hopeful
Stakes Recap
Sep 4, 2017

Sporting Chance erratic but strong in G1 Hopeful

Anthony Affrunti

An incredible 2017 Saratoga season capped off with the Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful, which saw an impressive and erratic Sporting Chance end the meet on a high note, winning by a neck in 1:23.71 for the seven furlongs under jockey Luis Saez. The son of Tiznow became the 18th Grade 1 winner of the 40-day meet, and gave Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas his eighth victory in the history of the 113-year-old race.

New York Racing Association generates record-breaking handle during 2017 meet at Saratoga Race Cours
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Sep 4, 2017

New York Racing Association generates record-breaking handle during 2017 meet at Saratoga Race Course

Pat McKenna; Mark Bardack

For the second time in the past three years, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) set a record for all-sources wagering on racing at Saratoga, concluding the 2017 Saratoga meet with a handle of $676,709,490. The 2017 handle eclipsed the previous high set in 2015 by 4.4 percent and shattered the prior record set in 2012 by more than 15 percent.

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