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New York Racing Association concludes record setting 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course

NYRA yesterday concluded its 147th season at Saratoga Race Course highlighted by record handle of $648,272,805 that reflects a 13.5 percent increase in corresponding all-source wagering activity over last year.

 
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Sep 07, 2015 06:46 PM

Pletcher, Ortiz take Spa meet titles; Dubb top owner

Todd Pletcher won his sixth straight training title at Saratoga Race Course and 12th overall, while jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. won his first ever title at the Spa and Michael Dubb repeated as leading owner.​

 
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Sep 07, 2015 06:44 PM

Ralis rallies to win Hopeful, gives Castellano sixth G1 win of the meet

Ralis came from just off the pace to collar front-runner Magna Light at the eighth pole and pulled clear to win the $350,000 Hopeful on closing day at Saratoga Race Course, giving jockey Javier Castellano his sixth Grade 1 victory of the meet.

 
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Sep 07, 2015 06:41 PM

Ironicus sets course record in G2 Bernard Baruch

Following some initial hesitation after a gut-wrenching second-place finish in the Grade 2 Fourstardave, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey pointed Ironicus to Monday's Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch, thinking that the lightly-raced colt deserved another chance at Saratoga Race Course. The 4-year-old son of Distorted Humor did not disappoint his connections, setting a course record in the final turf stakes of the meet at the Spa.

 
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Sep 07, 2015 05:04 PM

NYRA hosts 40 local non-profit organizations to engage with track guests, raise funds for charitable causes during 2015 season at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) hosted a total of 40 local non-profit organizations, schools and PTAs, or the equivalent of one for every day of the meet, at the Community Outreach Booth and Saratoga Pavilion during the 147th season at Saratoga Race Course which concluded today.

 
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Sep 07, 2015 10:46 AM

NYRA pays tribute to public relations industry leader Ed Lewi with named race in his honor

Over a communications career that spanned more than six decades, Lewi and his agency helped contribute to today’s success and popularity of such major local, regional and national attractions as the Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, amongst others.

 
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Sep 06, 2015 06:51 PM

Mandatory Pick 6 payout Monday at Saratoga with $448,912

There will be a mandatory payout of a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $448,912 when live racing resumes on Monday, the final day of the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course

 
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Sep 06, 2015 06:39 PM

Cavorting romps to victory in G2 Prioress

Even-money favorite Cavorting notched her third career graded stakes victory at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, sweeping widest of all into the stretch and outkicking Bar of Gold through the final furlong to take the 68th edition of the Grade 2, $300,000 Prioress for 3-year-old fillies.

 
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Sep 06, 2015 04:10 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 9/6

Pletcher wins two Grade 1's on Saturday, takes lead in trainer standings; Change of fortune for Casse in final start at the Spa; Tap to It exits G1 Spinaway well, on to Breeders' Cup

 
Saratoga-2015-LOGO
Sep 05, 2015 07:27 PM

Pick 6 carryover of $126,849 Sunday at Saratoga

There will be a one-day Pick 6 carryover of $126,849 greeting bettors when live racing resumes on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Sep 05, 2015 07:25 PM

White Rose blooms, sets course record in G3 Glens Falls

White Rose and rallied through the stretch to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Glens Falls for fillies and mares on Saturday and set a course record at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Sep 05, 2015 07:14 PM

Rachel's Valentina all heart in G1 Spinaway

As the second foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, Rachel's Valentina commemorated the sixth anniversary of her mother's historic victory in the 2009 Woodward with a Grade 1 win of her own, taking the $350,000 Spinaway by a length in her stakes debut at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday.​

 
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Sep 05, 2015 07:06 PM

Liam's Map wins G1 Woodward in tour de force

Denied victory in the Grade 1 Whitney earlier in the meet, Liam's Map didn't let another Grade 1 win slip away on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 4-year-old colt took command of the $600,000 Woodward at the start, dictated a moderate pace, and rolled home in the stretch to complete the 1 1/8 miles in a sparkling 1:47.44.

 
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Sep 05, 2015 07:02 PM

World Approval gets perfect trip to win G3 Saranac

World Approval came from last to prevail after a rousing stretch run and take Saturday's Grade 3, $300,000 Saranac at Saratoga Race Course by a head over Money Multiplier.

 
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Sep 05, 2015 03:41 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 9/5

Collazo, Bullet Gone Astray enjoying Spa stay; O'Neill sub Ralis ready to run in G1 Hopeful; Tonalist, Honor Code on track for Super Saturday stakes; Under Control looks to make the grade in G2 Bernard Baruch; Royal Posse continues outstanding meet for Rodriguez; Uncle Sigh resumes comeback Monday at Spa

 
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Sep 05, 2015 03:06 PM

Fisher to make training debut Monday at Spa

In Barn 33 by the main track at Saratoga Race Course, three horses happily munched on their hay and relaxed in their stalls after a busy morning as their trainer, new to the training ranks, proudly looked on.

 
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Sep 04, 2015 04:39 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 9/4

Weaver enjoying dream ending to Spa meet; Kimmel looking to strike 'Gold' in G2 Prioress; Tap to It faces winners for the first time in G1 Spinaway; Promise Me Silver set for Saratoga debut in Prioress; Sunday's sixth race draws field of regally-bred juveniles

 
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Sep 04, 2015 04:34 PM

Eight juveniles reach for the stars in G1 Hopeful

A field of eight promising 2-year-old colts, ranging from an undefeated stakes winner to a second-time out maiden, will file into the starting gate on Monday for the 111th edition of the Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful, the final stakes race of the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Sep 04, 2015 04:31 PM

Ironicus stretches out for G2 Bernard Baruch

After missing at the wire to finish second in the Grade 2 Fourstardave on August 15, Stuart S. Janney's Ironicus returns to face a talented field of six on Monday for the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch at Saratoga Race Course, the final turf stakes of the meet.

 
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Sep 03, 2015 05:18 PM

Cavorting puts Spa streak on line in G2 Prioress

A winner of both her starts at Saratoga Race Course, each in graded stakes, Stonestreet Stables' Cavorting can complete the trifecta with a victory in Sunday's Grade 2, $300,000 Prioress for 3-year-old fillies.

 
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Sep 03, 2015 03:39 PM

Takeover Target aims for second stakes win in G3 Saranac

Takeover Target headlines a field of eight up-and-coming turf stars in the Grade 3, $300,000 Saranac at Saratoga Race Course, the first of four graded stakes on the final Saturday of the 2015 meet.

 
wicked_inside
Sep 03, 2015 03:24 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 9/3

G2 winner Zivo makes season debut in Friday's Evan Shipman; Jerkens ready with formidable pair for G1 Woodward; McLaughlin looks to end meet strongly with Bay of Plenty and Sallisaw; Fans, fellow riders welcome Luzzi back to jockey colony; and much more.

 
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Sep 03, 2015 01:37 PM

Goldy Espony looks to score another stakes win in G3 Glens Falls

Seeking to add another win to her perfect 2015 campaign, Goldy Espony will face a highly competitive field of familiar foes in the Grade 3, $200,000 Glens Falls on Saturday at Saratoga Race Couse, including one from four-time winner Christophe Clement and two from two-time victor Graham Motion.

 
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Sep 03, 2015 10:56 AM

Rachel's Valentina favored in stakes debut in G1 Spinaway

The regally bred Rachel's Valentina will look to steal the spotlight when juvenile fillies get their final showcase at Saratoga Race Course as she makes her stakes debut in the Grade 1, $350,000 Spinaway on Saturday. The second foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, Rachel's Valentina will face five gifted runners in the seven-furlong Spinaway, a "Win and You're In" qualifier to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies this fall at Keeneland.

 
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Sep 02, 2015 08:35 PM

Double Pick 6 carryover of $201,242 Thursday at Saratoga

There will be a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $201,242.16 greeting bettors when live racing resumes Thursday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Sep 02, 2015 05:51 PM

Pletcher to send out four in G1 Woodward

Trainer Todd Pletcher, who narrowly missed in the Grade 1 Whitney with Liam's Map, has brought in reinforcements for the meet's second and final Grade 1 route race for older horses, the $600,000 Woodward, run on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
National_Anthem
Sep 02, 2015 05:47 PM

The New York Racing Association honors service members and veterans with Military Appreciation Day at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today paid tribute to the nation’s service members and veterans during Military Appreciation Day at Saratoga Race Course.

 
Azar
Sep 02, 2015 03:39 PM

Azar pulls 11-1 upset of G2 With Anticipation

Azar broke his maiden with style on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course, angling out in mid-stretch and going on to a three-quarter-length victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 With Anticipation for 2-year-olds on the turf.

 
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Aug 31, 2015 09:15 PM

The New York Racing Association welcomes fans to take photos with Travers trophy to benefit Capital District YMCA at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today welcomed racing fans to get an up-close look at the official trophy of the Travers, the Man O’ War Cup, during a special public appearance at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 31, 2015 04:58 PM

Zivo returns in Friday's $100,000 Evan Shipman

Grade 2 winner Zivo will make his return to the races on Friday at Saratoga Race Course in the $100,000 Evan Shipman at 1 1/8 miles for New York-breds 3 years old and up.

 
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Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/31

Commanding Curve arrives at Spa for G1 Woodward; Rodriguez enjoying successful meet, looking forward to Magna Light in G1 Hopeful; Wildcat Red may stay in New York for G1 Vosburgh at Belmont; and much more.

 
Saratoga-2015-LOGO
Aug 30, 2015 06:14 PM

NYRA to host Fan Appreciation Days at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31 – Sept. 7

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will thank its fans with a series of special events, activities and offers during closing week of the 2015 season at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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The New York Racing Association to honor service members and veterans with Military Appreciation Day at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will pay tribute to the nation’s service members and veterans during Military Appreciation Day at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, September 2.

 
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Aug 30, 2015 05:56 PM

Juveniles clash in G2 With Anticipation

Six promising two-year-olds will go postward Wednesday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course looking to add to their budding turf resumes with a victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 With Anticipation.

 
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Aug 30, 2015 05:38 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/30

Future plans uncertain as 'sweet' American Pharoah greets fans Sunday; Keen Ice exits G1 Travers victory in good shape, will train up to $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic; Frosted in fine fettle after G1 Travers, possible for G1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup; Travers 'just not Texas Red's day'; and much more.

 
Dacita
Aug 29, 2015 11:26 PM

Dacita wins thriller in the G2 Ballston Spa

Chilean stakes winner Dacita may not have been well known to American race fans prior to Saturday evening's running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Ballston Spa, but she made a name for herself after flying down the stretch at Saratoga Race Course in the final strides to win by a nose over favored Tepin.

 
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Aug 29, 2015 07:59 PM

Keen Ice upsets Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in $1.6 million Travers

Known as the "Graveyard of Champions," Saratoga Race Course again lived up to its moniker on Saturday when Triple Crown winner American Pharoah came up three-quarters of a length short behind 16-1 longshot Keen Ice in the Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers.

 
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Aug 29, 2015 07:55 PM

Pick 6 carryover of $557,887 Sunday at Saratoga

With Travers day upsets capped by Keen Ice's historic victory in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes there will be Pick 6 carryover of $557,887 greeting bettors when live racing resumes on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 29, 2015 07:38 PM

Runhappy wires field to upset G1 Nyra.com King's Bishop

Based out of Lexington, Ky., trainer Maria Borell believed her 3-year-old colt Runhappy was training well enough to deserve a shot against Grade 1 competition at Saratoga Race Course. On Saturday, her conviction paid off with Runhappy impressively leading gate-to-wire to win the $500,000 NYRA.com King's Bishop.

 
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Aug 29, 2015 05:32 PM

Private Zone runs away with G1 Priority One Jets Forego

Less than 90 minutes before Triple Crown champion American Pharoah attempted to stretch his win streak to nine races in the Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers, Good Friends Stable's Private Zone completed his own impressive trifecta at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 29, 2015 05:15 PM

Unbridled Forever victorious in G1 Ballerina

In a race that set up for her closing kick, Charles E. Fipke's homebred Unbridled Forever swooped past the early leaders to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga Race Course by a length and secure a spot in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

 
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Aug 29, 2015 02:55 PM

Public relations pioneer Ed Lewi passes away at age of 81

Public relations industry leader Ed Lewi, founder of the eponymous Capital Region public relations agency that managed media relations for the XIII Olympic Winter Games and has assisted in media relations and marketing efforts for The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) since the late 1970s, passed away today. He was 81.

 
Lubash_Inside
Aug 29, 2015 10:32 AM

Lubash shines on New York-bred day at Saratoga

Serving as a preamble to Travers Day, Friday at Saratoga Race Course featured six New York-bred stakes races worth $1.15 million, with familiar foes Lubash and King Kreesa delivering a powerhouse performance in the $150,000 West Point and adding a new chapter to a rivalry that has spanned more than two years.

 
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Aug 29, 2015 10:25 AM

Owners Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps and Marylou Whitney inducted into Saratoga Walk of Fame

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today honored two prominent owners for their significant contributions to the sport of thoroughbred racing and to the advancement of Saratoga Race Course during the annual Red Jacket Ceremony on the eve of the 146th running of the Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers.​

 
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Aug 28, 2015 05:48 PM

The New York Racing Association invites fans to take photos with Travers trophy to benefit Capital District YMCA at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will welcome racing fans to get an up-close look at the official trophy of the Travers, the Man O’ War Cup, on Monday, August 31.

 
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Aug 28, 2015 05:05 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/28

Huge crowd turns out to see American Pharoah gallop Friday; Upstart confirmed to run in the Travers; McLaughlin ready for big Travers Day; Texas Red wraps up Travers preparations; Hall of Famer Jolley talks Travers; Shirreffs enjoys Pharoah phenomenon

 
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Aug 28, 2015 04:11 PM

American Pharoah and Travers contenders train on eve of Mid-Summer Derby

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today welcomed an estimated crowd of 15,000 racing fans from the Capital Region and beyond to watch American Pharoah work on the main track at Saratoga Race Course – one day before the champion colt competes in front of a sold-out paid crowd of 50,000 fans during the 146th running of the Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers on Saturday, August 29.

 
Tepin_3
Aug 27, 2015 07:34 PM

Favored Tepin to battle Brown trio in Ketel One Ballston Spa

After the Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers is run Saturday evening, a contentious group of fillies and mares led by millionaire Tepin will contest the Grade 2, $400,000 Ketel One Ballston Spa on the turf at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 27, 2015 06:34 PM

Flintshire looks to deny Twilight Eclipse in G1 Sword Dancer

West Point Thoroughbred's Twilight Eclipse had the ostensible misfortune of meeting Main Sequence during his summer and fall sweep of top turf stakes, with Twilight Eclipse finishing no worse than 1 ¾ lengths behind the eventual champion in four consecutive Grade 1s last year.

 
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Aug 27, 2015 04:54 PM

New York-bred Funny Cide returns to Saratoga Race Course on eve of New York Showcase Day

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today welcomed the return of Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Jockey Club Gold Cup champion Funny Cide to Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 27, 2015 04:47 PM

New York Racing Fan Advisory Council Hosts Fan Forum at Saratoga Race Course August 30

The New York Racing Fan Advisory Council announced it will host a fan forum at the Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, August 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Upper Carousel of the Saratoga Race Course. The event is free with paid track admission and open to the public.

 
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Aug 27, 2015 04:32 PM

La Verdad tries for first Grade 1 score in Ballerina

La Verdad, who is undefeated this season, puts her four straight stakes-winning streak squarely on the line in the $500,000 Ballerina at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday as she attempts to notch the first Grade 1 victory of her career and earn her place in the gate at the Breeders' Cup.

 
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Aug 27, 2015 04:28 PM

Dairy Haus to offer free “Keen Ice Cream” cones to kids 12 and under in celebration of 146th running of the Travers at Saratoga Race Course

The Dairy Haus ice cream shop at 476 Maple Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY, will offer young racing fans free “Keen Ice Cream” cones in celebration of the eponymous thoroughbred’s participation in the Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers, which will be run for the 146th time at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 29.

 
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Aug 27, 2015 03:10 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/27

'High-energy' American Pharoah gallops, schools for G1 Travers; American Pharoah only third horse Donovan has made 1-5 on the morning line; Frosted gallops, 'ready to go' for McLaughlin; Jess's Dream eyes Belmont allowance race; Violette still on fence with Upstart for Travers; Travers contender Texas Red has an easy morning; Free as a Bird, Lady Shipman headline Sunday's $100,000 Smart N Fancy

 
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Aug 26, 2015 06:54 PM

Travers Day events and activities at Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Race Course to host 146th running of the Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers, featuring Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Travers Day tickets are sold out; fans are advised not to travel to Saratoga Race Course on August 29 without tickets purchased in advance

 
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Aug 26, 2015 06:43 PM

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah arrives at Saratoga

Led by a New York State police escort, saluted by fans during his trip and greeted by a throng of media and well-wishers, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah arrived at Saratoga Race Course shortly before 3 p.m. EST Wednesday to begin final preparations for Saturday's Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers.​

 
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Aug 26, 2015 06:33 PM

Untapable tops field in G1 Personal Ensign

A stellar sextet of fillies and mares including reigning 3-Year-Old Filly champion Untapable is set to battle in the Grade 1, $750,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, with a berth in the Breeders' Cup up for the taking along with the trophy.

 
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Aug 26, 2015 06:30 PM

Private Zone invades Saratoga for G1 Forego

Over a five-year career that began in Panama in 2011, Good Friends Stable's Private Zone has raced at 10 different tracks in five states and three countries, winning six graded or group stakes and more than $2.2 million in purse earnings from 29 starts.

 
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Aug 26, 2015 06:10 PM

Saratoga Race Course Hosts Stewart’s Shops Day featuring Annual Ice Cream Eating Contest

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today celebrated a longtime community partner during Stewart’s Shops Day at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 25, 2015 08:11 PM

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah heads 146th Travers

For the first time in 37 years, a Triple Crown winner is set to descend upon Saratoga Race Course.

 
Lubash_Inside
Aug 24, 2015 06:40 PM

New York-breds take center stage on Friday at Saratoga

Friday at Saratoga Race Course will serve as a fitting prelude to Travers Day, August 29, with six New York-bred stakes on tap worth $1.15 million, highlighted by a showdown of older turf runners in the $150,000 West Point.

 
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Aug 24, 2015 06:06 PM

Catch My Drift impresses in Summer Colony

Hidden Brook Farm's Catch My Drift captured her first victory of 2015 winning the $100,000 Summer Colony on Monday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 24, 2015 05:27 PM

Jess's Dream becomes reality with dramatic debut victory

Stonestreet Stable's Jess's Dream won his long-awaited career debut in dramatic fashion, making an eye-catching move from last to first for a one-length victory in Monday's sixth race at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 24, 2015 05:06 PM

Travers contenders to hit main track for workout on eve of the Mid-Summer Derby at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today invited racing fans from the Capital Region and beyond to watch American Pharoah and fellow Travers contenders work on the main track (weather permitting) at Saratoga Race Course on Friday, August 28 – one day before the champion colt will compete in front of a sold-out paid crowd of 50,000 fans during the 146th running of the Grade 1 Travers on Saturday, August 29.

 
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Aug 24, 2015 02:42 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/24

American Pharoah 'great' after Sunday work, ready to roll in G1 Travers; Team Terranova gearing up for American Pharoah's arrival; Velazquez to ride Smart Transition, Jose Ortiz on Frammento in G1 Travers; Madefromlucky ruled out of Mid-Summer Derby; Sheer Drama returns to Spa for G1 Personal Ensign; Stroll On Down propels Gonzalez to victory in Sunday's Low-Roller; Flat owners invited to learn about jump racing

 
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Aug 24, 2015 01:35 PM

Saratoga Race Course to host canned food drive to benefit Saratoga County EOC

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a food drive to benefit the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) on Friday, August 28 at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 24, 2015 12:13 PM

Important travel information for fans attending the 146th running of the Travers on Saturday, August 29

The New York Racing Association today outlined important travel and security information for fans planning to attend the 146th running of the Travers at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 29.

 
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Aug 23, 2015 04:09 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/23

Smart Transition sizzles in Sunday breeze for G1 Travers; Embellish the Lace 'very good' following G1 Alabama win; The Big Beast works for G1 Forego; Fields taking shape for Travers Day graded stakes; and much more.

 
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Aug 23, 2015 12:05 PM

American Pharoah confirmed to run in the Travers

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah will compete in front of a sold-out paid crowd of 50,000 fans during the 146th running of the Grade 1 Travers on Saturday, August 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 22, 2015 07:31 PM

Embellish the Lace wires field in G1 Alabama

Allowed to set a sensible pace with minimal pressure, Alex and JoAnn Lieblong's Embellish the Lace led every step of the way and had plenty left down the stretch to dismiss I'm a Chatterbox and win the 135th running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama by 1 1Ž4 lengths Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 22, 2015 07:12 PM

Pick 6 carryover of $108,898 Sunday at Saratoga

There will be a one-day Pick 6 carryover of $108,898 greeting bettors when live racing resumes on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 22, 2015 05:30 PM

Shore Runner cruises in Troy

Brad Grady's Shore Runner made it four in a row on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course and earned his second straight stakes victory with another convincing win in the $100,000 Troy.

 
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Aug 22, 2015 04:16 PM

New York-bred Funny Cide to return to Saratoga Race Course on August 27

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome the return of Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Jockey Club Gold Cup champion Funny Cide to Saratoga Race Course on Thursday, August 27.

 
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Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/22

Madefromlucky breezes toward possible start in G1 Travers, Pletcher works swath of stars; Tale of Verve works Saturday, Hall of Famer Stevens to ride in Travers; Texas Red breezes four furlongs for Travers; Travers contender Keen Ice gets four-furlong tightener; and much more

 
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Aug 21, 2015 05:26 PM

Saratoga Race Course to Host Stewart’s Shops Day on August 26

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will celebrate a longtime community partner during Stewart’s Shops Day at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 
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Aug 21, 2015 04:12 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/21

Frosted exits five furlong breeze for G1 Travers in good order; Jess's Dream to debut Monday; Sweetgrass can take another step forward in G1 Alabama; Danette seeks breakthrough win in Alabama; Dilger looking forward with Street Babe; Trophee, half-sister of two-time Arc winner, could make stakes appearance next; Clement solidifies plans for older stars ; Tiz So Sweet headlines Monday's $100,000 Summer Colony

 
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Aug 21, 2015 11:22 AM

Tricky Zippy romps in Union Avenue

Newman Racing's Tricky Zippy held her own against her elders as the lone 3-year-old in the $100,000 Union Avenue for New York-bred fillies and mares, drawing off to a 4 ¾-length victory in her stakes debut under Hall of Famer John Velazquez on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 20, 2015 04:16 PM

CANCELLED: Free Beer & Hot Wings live broadcast at Saratoga Race Course

The live broadcast of the morning radio show Free Beer & Hot Wings scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, August 21, at Saratoga Race Course has been cancelled due to inclement weather and travel conditions in the Mid-West region, from where the syndicated show originates in Grand Rapids, MI.

 
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Aug 20, 2015 03:51 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/20

Weaver considering recent maiden winner Mid Ocean for G1 Travers; Lovely Maria, 'Chatterbox' gallop, school for G1 Alabama; Wildcat Red arrives at the Spa to prep for G1 Forego; Hall of Fame trainer Sheppard relieved to extend streak; Top Billing tries turf for the first time on Saturday; Familiar foes set to battle in Tale of the Cat

 
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Aug 20, 2015 03:01 PM

Travers Celebration, the official party of the Travers, to benefit non-profit organizations

The Travers Celebration, the official party of the Travers, will be held in support of the Backstretch Employee Service Team, Saratoga WarHorse and the Times Union Hope Fund at Saratoga National Golf Course on Thursday, August 27 at 7 p.m.

 
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Aug 20, 2015 02:44 PM

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

Numerous restaurants throughout the greater Capital Region to offer special $18.64 menu from August 23-27​

 
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Saratoga Race Course hosts meet and greet with jockey Kendrick Carmouche to benefit Dyer-Phelps

Jockey Kendrick Carmouche, the first African-American rider to hang his tack at Saratoga Race Course in recent memory, today appeared at the Community Outreach Booth for a special meet and greet to benefit the non-profit organization Dyer-Phelps.

 
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Aug 19, 2015 06:00 PM

Saratoga Race Course Hosts Italian-American Heritage Day

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today celebrated the culture and traditions of the Bel Paese during Italian-American Heritage Day at Saratoga Race Course. The day-long festivities featured Italian music, dance, entertainment, crafts and food from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Saratoga Pavilion.

 
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Aug 19, 2015 03:48 PM

Jones bringing formidable pair for G1 Alabama

When trainer Larry Jones last brought a Kentucky Oaks winner to Saratoga Race Course, Proud Spell captured the Grade 1 Alabama en route to 3-year-old filly championship honors.

 
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Aug 19, 2015 02:15 PM

Growing handle reflects successful first half of the 2015 Saratoga meet

Handle figures reflect a strong first half of the 2015 Saratoga meet, according to statistics released today by the New York Racing Association.

 
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Aug 17, 2015 06:50 PM

Meet and greet with African-American jockey Kendrick Carmouche to benefit Dyer-Phelps

Saratoga Race Course to host meet and greet with African-American jockey Kendrick Carmouche to benefit Dyer-Phelps

 
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Aug 17, 2015 03:53 PM

Baker's duo set for Union Avenue

Trainer Charlie Baker will hope to take advantage of his mares' agreeable running styles when he saddles the speedy Atlantic's Smile and the late-closing Make the Moment to take on graded stakes-placed Willet in the $100,000 Union Avenue for New York-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up at 6 ½ furlongs on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 16, 2015 06:31 PM

Irad Ortiz, Jr. wins five races Sunday at Saratoga

Five days after celebrating his 23rd birthday, jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. extended his lead in the meet standings by riding five winners Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 16, 2015 06:26 PM

Exaggerator embellishes record in G2 Saratoga Special

Exaggerator split horses at the top of the stretch and outkicked favored Saratoga Mischief to post a three-quarter-length victory in the 110th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 16, 2015 06:15 PM

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah tops 16 nominated to Grade 1 Travers

Triple Crown hero American Pharoah tops a list of 16 sophomores nominated to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 16, 2015 02:40 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/16

McLaughlin enjoying best year since 2012 at the Spa; Twilight Eclipse on target for G1 Sword Dancer; Tale of Verve breezes half-mile for G1 Travers; Smart Transition works toward a possible Mid-Summer Derby start; Paid Up Subscriber works, possible for G2 Prioress; Top Decile retired; Fields taking shape for G1 Alabama weekend

 
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Aug 15, 2015 07:50 PM

Grand Arch gets the trip in G2 Fourstardave

Jim and Susan Hill's Grand Arch struck the front in mid-stretch and had just enough left to hold off a late charge from 2-1 favorite Ironicus and take the Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 15, 2015 07:44 PM

Pick 6 carryover of $97,403 Sunday at Saratoga

There will be a one-day Pick 6 carryover of $97,403 greeting bettors when live racing resumes on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 15, 2015 07:02 PM

Pletcher and Castellano autograph session to benefit The St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Defending Eclipse Award winning trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Javier Castellano will sign autographs at the Community Outreach Booth, located near the Jockey Silks Room, to benefit The St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

 
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Aug 15, 2015 06:58 PM

Saratoga Race Course to Host Italian-American Heritage Day on August 19

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will celebrate the culture and traditions of the Bel Paese during Italian-American Heritage Day at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, August 19.

 
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Aug 15, 2015 02:44 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/15

• Texas Red works five furlongs for G1 Travers • Upstart breezes, still possible for Travers; another setback for Samraat • Keen Ice tunes up for Travers with five-furlong breeze

 
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Aug 14, 2015 07:06 PM

New sports bar in the lower Carousel at Saratoga Race Course named in honor of Fourstardave

NYRA today announced that the new sports bar in the lower Carousel will be named in honor of one of the most well-known thoroughbreds in Saratoga Race Course history: the legendary Fourstardave.

 
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Aug 14, 2015 03:02 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/14

• Frosted works toward G1 Travers • Tale of Verve pointed to G1 Travers, Unbridled Forever likely for G1 Ballerina • The Big Beast works toward the G1 Priority One Jets Forego

 
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Aug 14, 2015 01:02 PM

All tickets officially sold out for Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that all tickets for the blockbuster Travers Day card, featuring six Grade 1 races including the 146th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Mid-Summer Derby for 3-year-olds, are officially sold out. 

 
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Aug 14, 2015 10:08 AM

NYRA to announce name of new sports bar in the lower Carousel in honor of legendary thoroughbred

NYRA will announce the official name of the new sports bar in the lower Carousel - as chosen by fans in an online poll - in honor of one of the most well-known and respected thoroughbreds in Spa history.​

 
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Aug 13, 2015 07:51 PM

The New York Racing Association Hosts Annual Fabulous Fillies Day at Saratoga Race Course

NYRA celebrated women and their contributions to the thoroughbred industry while raising funds to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) during Fabulous Fillies Day at Saratoga Race Course.​

 
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Aug 13, 2015 07:49 PM

Wiener takes home $100k in "Battle of Saratoga" Handicapping Challenge

Contest veteran Brett Wiener sat atop the leaderboard on Wednesday and extended his advantage on Thursday to take the Battle of Saratoga Handicapping Challenge at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 13, 2015 03:56 PM

Pletcher hoping Saratoga Mischief is something 'Special'

Trainer Todd Pletcher, who captured the first of three open graded races on the main track for 2-year-olds when Uncle Vinny was declared the winner of the Grade 3 Sanford, will try for the middle jewel of the trio on Sunday when Twin Creeks Racing Stables' Saratoga Mischief takes on five others in the 110th edition of the Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special.

 
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Aug 13, 2015 02:17 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/13

• Keen Ice a 'go' for G1 Travers • Brown heats up as Spa meet nears halfway point • Terranova barn rolling, ready for possible 'Pharoah' arrival

 
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Aug 13, 2015 02:11 PM

Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud passes away at 102

Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud, an influential figure in the thoroughbred racing industry, who for more than four decades trained a multitude of legendary stakes winners on the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit, passed this morning. He was 102.

 
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Aug 12, 2015 07:11 PM

Saratoga Race Course hosts Irish-American Heritage Day

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today celebrated the culture and traditions of the Emerald Isle during Irish-American Heritage Day at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 12, 2015 07:01 PM

Decked Out looks to make the grade in Adirondack

The second round of Saratoga Race Course's celebrated juvenile stakes series will get underway this weekend, kicking off with the filly division's Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack at 6 ½ furlongs on Saturday, featuring graded stakes-placed Decked Out and a slew of talented maiden winners, including Just Wicked and Tonasah.

 
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Aug 12, 2015 06:57 PM

Ironicus looks to step forward again in G2 Fourstardave

A week after taking down one of the meet's biggest prizes, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will attempt to win one of the most important turf races of the meet - the Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave - with Ironicus on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 12, 2015 06:37 PM

Tacticus earns first U.S. victory in $100,000 Birdstone

Less than three weeks after making his U.S. debut at Saratoga Race Course, long-distance specialist Tacticus returned a 2 ½-length winner in Wednesday's $100,000 Birdstone.

 
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Aug 12, 2015 04:53 PM

Allen Jerkens Day at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday

Saratoga Race Course will honor the late Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens on Saturday with a day of video tributes from jockeys and his fellow trainers, a special souvenir program cover and a winner's circle ceremony with his family following the day's eighth race, which will be named in his memory.​

 
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Belmont, Spa success among highlights from today's NYRA Board meeting

The New York Racing Association, Inc. Board of Directors participated in a wide-ranging public meeting today focusing on the success of the spring Belmont meet and the current Saratoga meet, during which total handle has increased by nearly 20 percent over the previous year.

 
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Aug 11, 2015 09:14 PM

NYRA Community Booth provides non-profits with opportunities for fundraising and awareness

NYRA Community Outreach Booth provides outlet for local non-profit organizations to engage with track guests, raise funds for charitable causes

 
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Aug 10, 2015 10:10 PM

Miss Temple City back in U.S. for G2 Maker's Mark Lake Placid

From one of the world's most prestigious race meetings to another, Miss Temple City returns from England to the United States to compete in Friday's Grade 2, $300,000 Maker's Mark Lake Placid at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 10, 2015 04:55 PM

Berkshire Bank Family Mondays, presented by Mister Softee, continues at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today welcomed children and families for the third installment of the newly expanded and enhanced Berkshire Bank Family Mondays, presented by Mister Softee, at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 10, 2015 04:38 PM

Saratoga Race Course hosts the Stanley Cup for fundraising effort to benefit the Double H Ranch

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today welcomed one of the most iconic trophies in sports, the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup, to Saratoga Race Course for a fundraising effort to benefit the Double H Ranch.

 
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Aug 10, 2015 02:29 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/10

• Baffert 'trying to make' G1 Travers with American Pharoah • Tonalist exits G1 Whitney in good shape, will target G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup; new wave of well-bred Clement runners prepare for starts

 
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Aug 09, 2015 02:27 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/9

• Honor Code emerges from thrilling G1 Whitney victory in fine fettle • Cavorting comes out of G1 Longines Test well, next start undecided • Fields taking shape for next weekend's graded stakes

 
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Aug 09, 2015 01:46 PM

The New York Racing Association to Host Annual Fabulous Fillies Day at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) 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 Thursday, August 13 at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 08, 2015 07:43 PM

Goldy Espony wires field G3 Fasig-Tipton Waya

Under a patient ride by jockey Kendrick Carmouche, Goldy Espony earned her first graded stakes win in North America and third consecutive victory of the year going wire-to-wire to capture the Grade 3, $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 08, 2015 07:34 PM

Honor Code edges Liam's Map in epic G1 Whitney

It took the length of the stretch, but Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey's Honor Code ran down a dead-game Liam's Map, who was making his graded stakes debut, to take the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney by a neck on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, giving McGaughey his third win in the race and first since 1989.

 
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Under Control gets up late for Lure; Recepta takes De La Rose

The Whitney Day stakes action got underway with a pair of stakes races on the turf, with Under Control victorious in the $100,000 Lure and Recepta coming on late to take the $100,000 Fasig-Tipton De La Rose on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 08, 2015 10:35 AM

Takeover Target hits the mark in G2 Hall of Fame

As one of two runners for owners Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence and one of four for trainer Chad Brown, Takeover Target emerged from the shadows of his more accomplished stablemates to pick up his first stakes win with a half-length score in the Grade 2, $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame on Friday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Saratoga Race Course to Host Irish-American Heritage Day on August 12

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will celebrate the culture and traditions of the Emerald Isle during Irish-American Heritage Day at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, August 12.

 
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Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/7

Saratoga Race Course Notes for August 7, 2015.

 
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Aug 06, 2015 06:43 PM

Choral Society hits high note in G1 A. P. Smithwick

Choral Society came flying up the rail after the last jump and went on to a 1 ¼-length upset of the 19th running of the Grade 1, $125,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course and earn his third victory over hurdles and first in a stakes.

 
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Aug 06, 2015 06:40 PM

Cat's Claw looks to repeat in G3 Fasig-Tipton Waya, one of three turf stakes on Whitney Day card

Earning graded stakes status for the first time, the Grade 3, $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya for fillies and mares going 1 ½ miles on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, features a highly competitive field of familiar foes, including two from Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard and three from trainer Chad Brown.

 
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Aug 06, 2015 06:07 PM

Palace Malice set to make return in Alydar

Set to make his first start since May, multiple Grade 1 winner Palace Malice will headline the $100,000 Alydar at 1 1/8 miles for older horses on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 06, 2015 04:48 PM

Saratoga Race Course to host the Stanley Cup for fundraising effort to benefit the Double H Ranch on August 10

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome one of the most iconic trophies in sports, the Stanley Cup, to Saratoga Race Course for a fundraising effort to benefit the Double H Ranch on Monday, August 10.

 
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Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/6

• Moreno looks to defend crown in G1 Whitney • Unbridled Forever targeting G1 Spa stakes; Pleasant Tales ready for G1 Test ... and plenty more in the 8/6/15 Saratoga Race Course Notes

 
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Aug 06, 2015 10:55 AM

NYRA caps Travers Day paid attendance at 50,000

In advance of the 146th running of the $1.25 million Travers at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 29 featuring a blockbuster card including six Grade 1 races, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that paid attendance for the Mid-Summer Derby will be capped at 50,000.

 
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Aug 05, 2015 07:29 PM

NYRA celebrates Saratoga Centennial Day at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today celebrated a historic milestone for the City of Saratoga Springs with free grandstand and clubhouse admission at Saratoga Race Course on Saratoga Centennial Day.

 
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Aug 05, 2015 06:52 PM

Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney to headline seventh annual Fasig-Tipton Festival of Racing at Saratoga Race Course

The 88th running of the prestigious Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney, one of North America's premier races for older males, will headline a day of world class thoroughbred racing and special events at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 8.

 
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Aug 05, 2015 04:48 PM

Champion Take Charge Brandi returns in G1 Test

Willis Horton's Take Charge Brandi, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2014, makes her highly anticipated return to racing in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 05, 2015 04:46 PM

New Owners Luncheon set for August 23 at Saratoga Race Course

Trainers Gary Contessa and Linda Rice will be among the industry speakers participating in the New York Racing Association's "New Owners Luncheon" at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, August 23.

 
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Brown fires with five in G2 Hall of Fame

Chad Brown will take a "more is better" approach on Friday, aiming at the Grade 2, $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame at Saratoga Race Course through sheer volume. Accounting for five of the 12 entrants in the main body of the race, the formidable Brown quintet will face a talented field of 3-year-olds, including American Derby winner World Approval and American Turf runner-up A Lot, in the 1 1/16-mile contest over the Mellon turf course.

 
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Aug 04, 2015 07:48 PM

Star-studded G1 Whitney likely to bring clarity to contentious older male division

A monstrously talented field has lined up for the co-richest race of the 147th Saratoga Race Course meet - the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney - including seven Grade 1 winners and a pair of up-and-comers from the barn of the Spa's leading trainer, Todd Pletcher.

 
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Aug 04, 2015 06:11 PM

Strong handle figures reflect successful first quarter of 2015 Saratoga meet

Strong handle figures reflect a successful first quarter for the 2015 Saratoga meet, according to statistics released today by the New York Racing Association.

 
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Aug 04, 2015 10:41 AM

NYRA announces partnership with Priority One Jets for 2015 and 2016 seasons at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced details of a new partnership with Priority One Jets, the leading provider of private jet charters, for the 2015 and 2016 seasons at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 03, 2015 06:42 PM

Double Pick 6 carryover of $206,133 Wednesday at Saratoga

There will be a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $206,133.26 greeting bettors when live resumes Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/3

In today's Saratoga Race Course Notes, we check-in on Upstart, Lea, Unbridled Forever, Ready for Rye, and more.

 
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Aug 02, 2015 07:49 PM

Stopchargingmaria prevails in spirited Shuvee

In a spirited showdown between two top fillies, Stopchargingmaria surged to the front in the shadow of the wire to win Sunday's Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee Handicap at Saratoga Race Course by a length over champion Untapable.

 
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Aug 02, 2015 04:21 PM

The New York Racing Association to celebrate Saratoga Centennial Day on August 5 with free admission to Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will celebrate a historic milestone for the City of Saratoga Springs with free grandstand and clubhouse admission at Saratoga Race Course on Saratoga Centennial Day, Wednesday, August 5.

 
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Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/2

• Pletcher barn picking up steam; Palace Malice works for return • G2 Jim Dandy hero Texas Red-Pharoah matchup 'inevitable' • Honor Code breezes half-mile for G1 Whitney • Frosted emerges from Jim Dandy in fine fettle; Travers next • Curlin winner Smart Transition may return in G1 Travers • The Big Beast exits G1 Vanderbilt in good shape, on to Forego

 
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Texas Red hits his mark in G2 Jim Dandy

Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner, Texas Red, and Grade 1 TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial victor Frosted threw down the gauntlet in a thrilling stretch run of Saturday's Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy, with Texas Red proving narrowly best at the wire.

 
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Aug 01, 2015 06:29 PM

Red Rifle finds room to win G2 Bowling Green

Twin Creeks Racing Stables' Red Rifle capitalized on a dream trip, riding the rail and extending away in the stretch and win the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green on the turf Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.​

 
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Aug 01, 2015 06:24 PM

Rock Fall tames The Big Beast in G1 Vanderbilt

Stonestreet Stables' Rock Fall solidified his standing as one of the top sprinters in the country with a thrilling nose victory over The Big Beast in Saturday's Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 01, 2015 06:00 PM

Second annual PDJF awareness day at Saratoga a success

On a perfect summer Saturday in the foothills of the Adirondacks, the New York Racing Association's historic Saratoga Race Course united with racetracks across the country for the second consecutive year as part of the second annual Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (PDJF) Day Across America.

 
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Aug 01, 2015 05:14 PM

Holy Boss dominates in G2 Amsterdam

Jerry Durant's Holy Boss turned in a commanding performance, winning his fourth consecutive race and first graded stakes in the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam, the first of four stakes on Saturday's card at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 01, 2015 02:13 PM

Travers purse will rise to $1.6 million, contingent on Triple Crown winner's start in 2015 Mid-Summer Derby

The New York Racing Association will raise the total purse for the 146th running of the Grade 1 Travers Stakes to $1.6 million from $1.25 million, contingent upon Triple Crown winner American Pharoah starting in the Mid-Summer Derby on Saturday, August 29, 2015.

 
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Saratoga Race Course Notes 8/1

• Pletcher sends trio of workers for next week's stakes • Injured multiple G1 winner Palace may miss rest of Saratoga • Lady Shipman ready for Spa debut in Coronation Cup • Also Eligible: Moreno, Gangster, Manny Franco

 
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Aug 01, 2015 10:49 AM

Taste NY at Saratoga series continues with nearly 500 guests attending weekly craft beer tasting

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today welcomed nearly 500 guests to the weekly Taste NY: Craft Beer tasting as Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 31, 2015 04:25 PM

Smart Transition coasts to win Curlin

Working out a perfect trip from off the pace, Arnold Zetcher's Smart Transition cruised to win the $100,000 Curlin Stakes for 3-year-olds on Friday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 31, 2015 03:52 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 7/31

Working out a perfect trip from off the pace, Arnold Zetcher's Smart Transition cruised to win the $100,000 Curlin Stakes for 3-year-olds on Friday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 30, 2015 06:33 PM

Double Pick 6 carryover of $90,851 into Friday's card at Saratoga

A two-day Pick 6 carryover of $90,851 is on tap for horseplayers on Friday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 30, 2015 05:58 PM

Untapable, Stopchargingmaria to clash in G3 Shuvee

Eclipse Award winner Untapable and Stopchargingmaria, a finalist in the 3-year-old division last year, will meet for the first time Sunday at Saratoga Race Course as they head a field of six fillies and mares in the Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee Handicap.

 
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Jul 30, 2015 05:14 PM

NYRA to host Season Pass and Ticket Holder Appreciation Days at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will thank its season long supporters with Season Pass and Ticket Holder Appreciation Days at Saratoga Race Course beginning Saturday, August 1 through Monday, August 3.

 
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Jul 30, 2015 10:43 AM

NYRA awards $10,000 in academic scholarships during seventh annual College Day, presented by Toyota, at Saratoga Race Course

College students returned to their favorite course during the seventh annual College Day, presented by Toyota, at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, July 29. All college students who pre-registered at www.saratogacollegeday.com received free grandstand admission, courtesy of the New York Racing Association (NYRA).

 
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Jul 29, 2015 07:19 PM

Innovation Economy looks for first graded stakes win in Bowling Green

Coming off his first career stakes victory in the Belmont Gold Cup on June 5 at Belmont Park, Innovation Economy will look to extend his three race win streak when he enters graded stakes competition for the first time in Saturday's Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 29, 2015 07:18 PM

March faces tough test in G2 Amsterdam

Two-time graded stakes winner March will try to tackle a talented group of sophomore sprinters, including Chick Lang hero Holy Boss and Grade 3 Hutcheson winner Barbados, in the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam, kicking off a trio of graded stakes on the Jim Dandy undercard on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.​

 
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Jul 29, 2015 05:05 PM

La Verdad impressive in G2 Honorable Miss

Heading into the 2015 Saratoga Race Course meet, one of the goals for Linda Rice trainee La Verdad was a graded stakes victory at the historic track. On Wednesday, that goal was accomplished in an impressive manner, with her runaway victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss for fillies and mares 3 years old and up.

 
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Jul 29, 2015 04:19 PM

Frosted, McLaughlin ready for G2 Jim Dandy

A field of seven 3-year-olds will hope to use Saturday's Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy as a springboard to the centerpiece of the Saratoga Race Course meet, the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 29.

 
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Jul 29, 2015 04:07 PM

The Big Beast returns to Spa for salty G1 Vanderbilt

Last summer, The Big Beast lived up to his name both in size and performance. Standing more than 17 hands tall, he romped to a front-running allowance score in his first try against winners before taking the Grade 1 King's Bishop by a neck in his stakes debut.

 
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Jul 29, 2015 03:24 PM

PDJF Awareness Day returns to Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, Aug. 1

Saratoga Race Course will unite with racetracks across the country as part of the second annual Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) Awareness Day on Saturday, August 1.

 
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Jul 27, 2015 06:07 PM

Saratoga Race Course welcomes return of Berkshire Bank Family Mondays, presented by Mister Softee

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today welcomed the return of the newly expanded and enhanced Berkshire Bank Family Mondays, presented by Mister Softee, for the 2015 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 27, 2015 05:13 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 7/27

One of the most successful trainers in Venezuelan history, Gustavo Delgado is getting his introduction to Saratoga Race Course this summer.

 
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Jul 27, 2015 03:52 PM

Talented 3-year-olds look to leap forward in $100,000 Curlin

The field entered for Friday's $100,000 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga Race Course is comprised by a group of 3-year-olds each looking to forge a path to mid-summer glory. One year ago, V.E. Day successfully went the same route taking the Curlin before going on to pull off an upset victory in the Grade 1 Travers.

 
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Jul 27, 2015 01:31 PM

On-track, total handle up at Belmont Park spring meet

Total and on-track year-over-year handle increased at the 2015 Belmont Park spring/summer meet which ran 59 days from April 29 to July 19, according to the New York Racing Association.

 
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Jul 26, 2015 07:37 PM

Curalina declared winner of G1 Coaching Club American Oaks

After being bumped by front-running I'm a Chatterbox in the shadow of the wire and finishing a nose back in second, favored Curalina was moved up via disqualification and declared the winner of Sunday's Grade 1, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 26, 2015 04:16 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 7/26

Treadway Racing Stable's Wonder Gal will skip Sunday's Grade 1 Coaching Club of America Oaks, trainer Leah Gyarmati said Sunday morning. Installed at 8-1 on the morning line for the CCA, Wonder Gal most recently finished second in the Grade 1 Mother Goose on June 27 to follow up a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Acorn on June 6.

 
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Jul 26, 2015 02:47 PM

Simon returns to his roots at the Spa

It has been almost a decade since Saratoga Springs native and Saratoga Catholic graduate Chuck Simon has raced horses on a consistent basis at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 26, 2015 09:46 AM

Double Pick 6 carryover of $158,444 Sunday at Saratoga

The Pick 6 eluded bettors for the second day of racing during the 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course when Monster Mash upset the finale paying at odds of 7-1.

 
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Jul 25, 2015 07:44 PM

Hard Not to Like gets up in final jump of G1 Diana

In a seemingly impossible spot at the top of the stretch of the Grade 1, $500,000 Diana on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like closed furiously down the center of the Mellon turf course to emerge on top of a thrilling three-horse scramble to the wire and set a new course record in the process.

 
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Jul 25, 2015 07:26 PM

Uncle Vinny picks up G3 Sanford via DQ

Starlight Racing's Uncle Vinny picked up Grade 3 credentials in an eventful edition of the $150,000 Sanford Stakes, after first-place finisher Magna Light was disqualified to third for interference in the stretch run on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 25, 2015 03:42 PM

Judy the Beauty headlines Grade 2 Honorable Miss

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint champion and multiple graded stakes winner Judy the Beauty will headline the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up at six furlongs on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 25, 2015 03:05 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes 7/25

Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm's 4-year-old multiple graded stakes winner Honor Code, coming off a stellar performance in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, continued preparations for a start in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney Handicap on August 8.

 
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Jul 25, 2015 08:43 AM

Paid attendance of 34,783 celebrates the start of the 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course

A paid crowd of 34,783 joined the world's top thoroughbreds, jockeys, owners and trainers to kick off the 2015 summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 24. Total all-sources handle was $17,706,202.08.

 
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Jul 24, 2015 07:07 PM

Mrs McDougal takes G2 Lake George, gives Brown win No. 2 on Opening Day

Mrs McDougal charged down the middle of the stretch to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Lake George for 3-year-old turf fillies on Friday, giving his trainer, Mechanicville, N.Y. native Chad Brown, his second victory on Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 24, 2015 06:51 PM

NYRA pays tribute to legends of racing at the Spa with unveiling of new Saratoga Walk of Fame

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today unveiled a new attraction for the 2015 meet that honors and showcases the achievements of those who have made significant contributions to the sport of thoroughbred racing and to the advancement of Saratoga Race Course: the all-new Saratoga Walk of Fame.

 
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Jul 24, 2015 04:21 PM

Off the Tracks pulls upset in G3 Schuylerville

Back at Saratoga Race Course for the first time in a decade, trainer Roderick Rodriguez celebrated his return in style.

 
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Jul 24, 2015 02:56 PM

Tom Durkin Replay Center at Saratoga Race Course honors renowned announcer

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today unveiled a new attraction for the 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course honoring one of the most renowned announcers in the history of the racing industry.

 
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Jul 24, 2015 02:53 PM

New sports bar and revitalized lower Carousel unveiled at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that racing fans will have the opportunity to select the name for the newest hospitality area at Saratoga Race Course with a special contest in celebration of the all-new sports bar in the lower Carousel.

 
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Jul 24, 2015 01:37 PM

Higgins to become first female steward at Saratoga

On Monday at Saratoga Race Course, Erinn Higgins will become the first female steward at Saratoga, serving as alternate state steward for the New York State Gaming Commission under Steve Lewandowski.

 
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Jul 23, 2015 04:51 PM

G1 winners Curalina, Include Betty top field for Coaching Club American Oaks

Acorn heroine Curalina and Mother Goose star Include Bettymay be the lone Grade 1 winners for Sunday's 98th edition of the Grade 1, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks, but they will be facing a half-dozen talented fillies who among them have finished no worse than third in 13 of 18 graded stakes starts and earned in excess of $1.7 million.

 
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Jul 23, 2015 11:16 AM

NYRA to host seventh annual College Day, presented by Toyota, at Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Race Course will welcome college students back to their favorite course during the seventh annual College Day, presented by Toyota, on Wednesday, July 29.

 
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Jul 22, 2015 04:43 PM

Eleven juveniles line up for G3 Sanford

The summer juvenile colt division will get underway at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday afternoon as a field of 11 lines up for the Grade 3, $150,000 Sanford Stakes, led by Grade 3 winner He's Comin in Hot, and Tremont Stakes one-two finishers, Cocked and Loaded and Paynes Prairie.

 
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Jul 22, 2015 04:37 PM

Diana features trio of G1 winners

Saturday at historic Saratoga Race Course will offer the first Grade 1 race of the 147th meet, the $500,000 Diana for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf, which will feature a trio of Grade 1 winners.​

 
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Jul 21, 2015 03:42 PM

G3 Schuylerville, G2 Lake George kick off Saratoga summer spectacle

The 147th summer of thoroughbred racing at historic Saratoga Race Course gets under way on Friday with a 10-race card that includes the first two of 69 stakes worth a record $18.7 million during the 40-day meeting.

 
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Jul 18, 2015 04:27 PM

Fields coming together for Saratoga's opening weekend stakes

Stakes action at Saratoga will get off to a quick start with two graded stakes scheduled for Opening Day: the Grade 2, $200,000 Lake George and the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville.

 
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Jul 16, 2015 03:36 PM

Saratoga Race Course box office to open July 18 for season pass processing

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today reiterated that the Saratoga Race Course box office on Union Avenue will open for season pass processing beginning Saturday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.​

 
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Jul 15, 2015 02:59 PM

Opening weekend at the Spa to feature new attractions and returning favorites for 2015 season

Racing fans will be greeted by a series of exciting new attractions, perennial favorite events and world-class thoroughbred racing when they return to Saratoga Race Course for the 147th racing season at the Spa.

 
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Jul 14, 2015 05:25 PM

Opening Weekend at Saratoga Race Course to feature 24th Annual Hat Contest, presented by Hat Sational by DEI

The New York Racing Association invites its guests to participate in what has become a staple of opening weekend at Saratoga Race Course: the 24th annual Hat Contest, presented by Hat Sational by DEI, on Sunday, July 26.

 
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Jul 13, 2015 01:46 PM

The New York Racing Association to offer free admission to Saratoga Race Course in celebration of Saratoga Centennial Day on August 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that all guests at Saratoga Race Course will receive free grandstand and clubhouse admission in honor of the historic milestone for the venue’s home municipality on Saratoga Centennial Day, Wednesday, August 5.

 
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Jun 24, 2015 12:48 PM

Guaranteed Pick 4 Wagers to be featured at The Spa

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced that it will offer at least a $500,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4 on Saturdays at Saratoga Race Course, with increased guarantees on Travers Day (August 29, $1 million), Whitney Day (August 8, $750,000) and Woodward Day (September 5, $750,000).

 
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Jun 24, 2015 12:46 PM

Saratoga racing to receive extensive television coverage in 2015

Saratoga Race Course will again be prominently featured on television in 2015, with NBC, the NBC Sports Network and Fox Sports 1 all signed on to present live coverage of many of the historic track's most prestigious races.

 
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Jun 24, 2015 12:44 PM

Collmus looking forward to Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course

Although it may seem like Larry Collmus has taken the fast track to becoming one of the most recognized race announcers in the industry, it has taken him over thirty years to become an overnight success.​

 
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Jun 24, 2015 12:43 PM

Tom Durkin Replay Center at Saratoga Race Course to honor renowned announcer

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will unveil a new attraction for the 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course honoring one of the most renowned announcers in the history of the racing industry.

 
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Jun 24, 2015 12:42 PM

40 days of special events to highlight 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced a 40-day lineup of entertainment and special events for the 2015 summer season at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jun 23, 2015 01:08 PM

New Saratoga Walk of Fame to pay tribute to legends of racing at the Spa

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced a new attraction for the 2015 meet that will honor and showcase the achievements of those who have made significant contributions to the sport of thoroughbred racing and to the advancement of Saratoga Race Course: the all-new Saratoga Walk of Fame.

 
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Jun 22, 2015 02:07 PM

Enhanced Travers Day, Whitney Festival top Saratoga race schedule

Two of the biggest days in North American racing will highlight the historic 147th meet at Saratoga Race Course, with the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers the centerpiece of a supercharged Travers Day and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney anchoring five stakes on Saturday, August 8.

 
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Saratoga Race Course to offer new, enhanced hospitality areas for 2015 meet

Revitalized lower Carousel to feature reserved table seating and sports bar; Premium section of picnic tables to be made available for reservation.

 
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May 27, 2015 01:45 PM

2015 Saratoga Race Course season passes on sale at Stewart’s Shops beginning Monday, June 1

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced that season admission passes for the 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course will be available at more than 200 Stewart’s Shops locations throughout the greater Capital Region, Adirondacks and the Hudson Valley beginning Monday, June 1.

 
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Daily reserved seat tickets at Saratoga Race Course on sale starting May 11

Daily reserved seat tickets for the 2015 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, May 11 at 10 a.m. EST.

 
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Reserved seat tickets, season passes for 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course on sale beginning March 30

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced that reserved seat tickets and season admission passes for the 2015 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, March 30 at 10 a.m. EST.

 
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Saratoga Race Course generates $237 million economic impact on greater Capital Region

Annual summer meet creates nearly 2,600 jobs and generates as much as $14.2 million in tax revenue for city, county and New York State. Updated study showcases nine percent growth rate in economic impact in comparison to 2011 findings; more than 30 percent growth in jobs.

 
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Enhanced Travers Day, Whitney Festival top Saratoga stakes schedule

Two of the biggest days in North American racing will highlight the historic 147th meet at Saratoga Race Course this summer, with the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers the centerpiece of a supercharged Travers Day and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney.

 
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NYRA releases 2015 racing dates

With the 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course as its glittering centerpiece, the New York Racing Association has released its racing calendar for 2015, which calls for 251 days of live thoroughbred action at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga.

 
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Sep 02, 2014 10:59 AM

Enhanced guest experience, improved quality of racing highlight 2014 meet at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. yesteday concluded its 146th season at Saratoga Race Course, which featured an enhanced guest experience and improved quality of racing at the venerable track.

 
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Sep 02, 2014 10:54 AM

Ring Weekend rings out 2014 Saratoga meet in Grade 3 Saranac

St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend showcased his versatility to close out the stakes season at Saratoga Race Course on Monday with a 2 ¾-length victory in the Grade 3, $300,000 Saranac for 3-year-olds.

 
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Sep 01, 2014 06:33 PM

Pletcher, Castellano repeat as Saratoga meet leaders; Dubb top owner

Todd Pletcher and Javier Castellano repeated as the leading trainer and jockey, respectively, at Saratoga Race Course, with Michael Dubb emerging as the top owner for 2014.

 
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Competitive Edge crushes competition in G1 Hopeful

Heavily favored Competitive Edge ran his record to 2-for-2 at Saratoga Race Course on Monday, cruising to a 5 ¾-length victory over I Spent It in the 110th Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful for 2-year-olds, the centerpiece of closing day at the Spa.

 
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Sep 01, 2014 04:05 PM

Racing resumes at Belmont Park September 5

With TVG Super Saturday on September 27 serving as the centerpiece of an enhanced stakes schedule worth $11 million, Belmont Park's fall championship meet will open Friday, September 5 and run for 38 days through October 26.

 
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Aug 31, 2014 07:49 PM

Condo Commando "splashtastic" in G1 Spinaway; Tom Durkin goes out in style

"Condo Commando was splashtastic!" belted NYRA race caller Tom Durkin as his illustrious career came to a close with Condo Commando's win in the 123rd running of the Grade 1, $350,000 Spinaway in a driving rainstorm on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 31, 2014 05:03 PM

'Mission' accomplished in Grade 3 Glens Falls

Under a confident ride by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez, favored Irish Mission established herself as a serious contender for major fall turf races by conquering seven opponents in the 19th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Glens Falls for fillies and mares on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 31, 2014 04:10 PM

Trainers Prove Post-Saratoga Stay is Successful Leading to Breeders' Cup

There is an underlying assumption that once the Saratoga Race Course meet ends on Labor Day, all of the horses disperse to downstate New York at Belmont Park, Churchill Downs in Kentucky, or Santa Anita in California.

 
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Aug 30, 2014 08:40 PM

Itsmyluckyday turns tables on Moreno to win Grade 1 Woodward

In the days leading up to the 61st running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward, trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. said, "We're either going to get to the top of the ladder or not" with 4-year-old colt Itsmyluckyday.

 
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Aug 30, 2014 08:29 PM

Saratoga to offer $151k Pick 6 carryover on Sunday

In addition to a pair of graded stakes, announcer Tom Durkin's final race call, and a T-shirt giveaway, Sunday's card at Saratoga Race Course will include a Pick 6 with a $151,766 carryover.

 
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Aug 30, 2014 07:39 PM

Palace rewards Rice's confidence with G1 Forego win

Palace erased any doubt about his ability to excel at seven furlongs by rallying along the rail to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Forego for 3-year-olds and up on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 30, 2014 06:22 PM

Stonetastic dominates G2 Prioress for grieving Breen

While the outcome was never in doubt, trainer Kelly Breen scored an emotional victory in the Grade 2, $300,000 Prioress on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course with his talented filly Stonetastic.

 
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Aug 30, 2014 05:06 PM

Wise Dan makes successful return in G2 Bernard Baruch

Wise Dan, the reigning two-time Horse of the Year he trains for breeder-owner Morton Fink, returned from a 15-week layoff to hold off late-running long shot Optimizer and win the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap by a nose at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 30, 2014 04:53 PM

John Velazquez receives Mike Venezia Memorial Award at Saratoga

Hall of Famer John Velazquez, a two-time Eclipse Award-winning rider who serves as Chairman of the Jockeys' Guild Board of Directors and a board member of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund, was presented with the Mike Venezia Memorial Award on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 29, 2014 04:20 PM

Competitive Edge appears to have the edge in G1 Hopeful

In 2010, Super Saver gave trainer Todd Pletcher his first Kentucky Derby victory. On Monday, a son of the freshman sire is favored to give Pletcher his third victory in the Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful, the closing day feature at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 28, 2014 05:45 PM

Todd Pletcher has strong pair for G1 Spinaway

Trainer Todd Pletcher, who perennially dominates the 2-year-old landscape at Saratoga Race Course, will have two big chances in Sunday's Grade 1, $350,000 Spinaway for juvenile fillies when he sends out Angela Renee and Curalina.

 
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Aug 28, 2014 02:25 PM

Saratoga Race Course - August 28

Ten-time Grade 1 winner Wise Dan is set to race for the first time in nearly four months in Saturday's Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap. The last thing on trainer Charlie LoPresti's mind, he says, is a third straight Horse of the Year title.

 
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Aug 27, 2014 05:50 PM

G1 Test runner-up Miss Behaviour back for more in G2 Prioress

Miss Behaviour will look to bounce back off her narrow defeat in the Grade 1 Test earlier in the meet when she lines up for the Grade 2, $300,000 Prioress on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 27, 2014 05:43 PM

Clearly Now seeks Grade 1 score in Forego

After Clearly Now registered a dominant victory in the Grade 3 Belmont Sprint Championship on July 5, trainer Brian Lynch patiently waited for the opportunity to run the 4-year-old back at seven furlongs. On Saturday, Clearly Now will get his chance when he heads a group of 10 sprinters entered in the Grade 1, $500,000 Forego for 3-year-olds and up.

 
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Aug 27, 2014 04:59 PM

Moreno seeks second straight Grade 1 in 61st running of the Woodward

What a difference a race makes.Southern Equine Stable's Moreno has long held a reputation as a fast and dangerous horse that fights hard all the way but gets caught at the end of the biggest graded stakes events.

 
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Aug 25, 2014 06:10 PM

Maiden winners stepping up in G2 With Anticipation

A quintet of recent local maiden winners will return to Saratoga Race Course for their stakes debut in Thursday's Grade 2, $200,000 With Anticipation for 2-year-olds on the Mellon turf course.

 
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Aug 25, 2014 04:44 PM

Junior Alvarado picks up North American win #1,000 on Monday at Saratoga

Jockey Junior Alvarado won his 1,000th race in North America on Monday at Saratoga Race Course, guiding Skerkis to an easy victory in the fourth race.

 
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Aug 25, 2014 03:30 PM

Racing Fan Advisory Council announces August 28 Saratoga Race Course forum with host Rich Migliore

The New York State Racing Fan Advisory Council will host a fan forum at Saratoga Race Course after the day’s last race at LOCATION. Legendary jockey and horse racing analyst Richard Migliore will moderate the event.

 
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Aug 25, 2014 02:38 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 25

Nine days after Upstart broke his maiden in impressive fashion for trainer Rick Violette, the talented ridgling made a bid to be ranked among the best 2-year-olds on the grounds with a sensational encore in the Funny Cide for New York-breds on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 24, 2014 07:44 PM

Jerkens wins again on Saratoga Showcase Day

If ever trainer Jimmy Jerkens was in the zone, it's now. The 55-year-old trainer, son of Hall of Famer H. Allen Jerkens, won the $200,000 Fleet Indian for New York-bred 3-year-old fillies with Star Grazing on Sunday in the inaugural Saratoga Showcase Day at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 24, 2014 03:37 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 24

In two editions of the Grade 1 Travers, trainer Jimmy Jerkens has emerged with two victories and one second-place finish with three horses, for an in-the-money percentage of 100 percent. Sunday morning, the 55-year-old trainer and his wife, Shirley, sat side-by-side on a bale of hay inside his barn and reflected on long shot V. E. Day's narrow victory over his more celebrated stablemate, Wicked Strong.​

 
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V. E. Day nips Wicked Strong in thrilling G1 Travers finish

V. E. Day capped an emotional weekend for trainer Jimmy Jerkens on Saturday, flying down the stretch to catch more heralded stablemate Wicked Strong and win the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes by a nose at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 23, 2014 07:17 PM

Artemis Agrotera in a class by herself in G1 Ballerina

Ambitiously placed against older fillies and mares, 3-year-old Artemis Agrotera proved she ranks among the elite female sprinters in the country Saturday, toying with a talented field and running away to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina by 6 ½ lengths at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 23, 2014 06:47 PM

Ketel One King's Bishop win marks The Big Beast's talent

In late July, trainer Tony Dutrow couldn't help but wonder "What if?" after bypassing the Grade 2 Amsterdam with The Big Beast, who instead won an entry-level allowance by 6 ¼ lengths.

 
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Aug 22, 2014 04:46 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 22

On his second morning in Saratoga, Bayern galloped 1 ½ miles over the main track after the renovation break Friday in preparation for Saturday's Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers.

 
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Aug 21, 2014 05:28 PM

Inaugural Saratoga Showcase Day set for Sunday

Highlighted by six stakes races worth $1.15 million, nearly 100 New York-breds will be competing on a special 11-race card for the inaugural "Saratoga Showcase Day" on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 21, 2014 04:51 PM

Uncle Southern wins stakes debut in Union Avenue

Trying stakes company for the first time, Uncle Southern bounded into the lead coming out of the gate and turned back a determined late bid from Sunny Desert to win the $100,000 Union Avenue for New York-bred fillies and mares on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 21, 2014 02:38 PM

Lukas, Durkin and Jerkens to be honored Friday in second annual "Red Jacket" ceremony at Saratoga

Hall of Fame trainers D. Wayne Lukas and H. Allen Jerkens, along with track announcer Tom Durkin, who announced his retirement earlier this year and will call his last race at the Spa on August 31, will be honored in a special "Red Jacket" ceremony to commemorate their achievements.

 
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Aug 21, 2014 02:27 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 21

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens gave Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers contender Wicked Strong a blowout over a sloppy Oklahoma training track on Thursday morning.

 
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Aug 21, 2014 12:43 PM

Saratoga Race Course to host 145th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will welcome racing fans to Saratoga Race Course for its signature day of the summer season to witness the 145th running of the Travers Stakes on Saturday, August 23.

 
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Aug 20, 2014 06:02 PM

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

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

 
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Aug 20, 2014 05:55 PM

Centre Court hopes to recapture best form in G2 Ballston Spa

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

 
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Aug 20, 2014 05:50 PM

Bayern arrives from California for G1 Travers

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

 
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Aug 20, 2014 04:51 PM

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

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

 
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Aug 19, 2014 08:58 PM

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

Grade 1 winners Tonalist and Wicked Strong will renew their budding rivalry on racing's biggest summer stage, joined by fellow Grade 1 heroes Bayern and Mr Speaker among 10 horses set to gather for the 145th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 19, 2014 03:47 PM

What’s Happening Week #6 at Saratoga Race Course

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

 
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Aug 18, 2014 05:57 PM

Close Hatches looks to extend winning streak in deep edition of G1 Personal Ensign

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

 
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Aug 18, 2014 05:12 PM

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

Merriebelle Stable's Makari, who won the A. P. Smithwick Memorial on July 31 in his first North American start, is the 2-1 favorite to win Thursday's Grade 1, $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup and score a back-to-back Saratoga Race Course double that has not been achieved in 15 years.

 
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Aug 18, 2014 03:04 PM

Rice taking two shots in Union Avenue (NYB)

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

 
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Aug 18, 2014 02:42 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 18

Grade 3 Dwyer winner Kid Cruz hit Saratoga Race Course's main track at approximately at 7:15 a.m. on Monday before turning in his final breeze for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, traveling four furlongs in 49.19 seconds while working in company with A Marked Man.

 
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Aug 17, 2014 07:59 PM

Main Sequence takes G1 Sword Dancer Invitational with powerful stretch drive

Main Sequence's one weakness as a racehorse appears to be his inability to break well out of the gate, and it manifested again Sunday when he spotted the field several lengths at the start of the Grade 1, $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 17, 2014 07:22 PM

Farhaan rallies to post upset in Alydar

Farhaan snatched the lead at the top of the stretch from his favored stablemate, Alpha, and went on to post a 3 ¼-length victory on Sunday in the $100,000 Alydar for older horses at Saratoga Race Course.​

 
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Aug 17, 2014 05:32 PM

Jockeys raise nearly $3,000 for injured rider Michael Straight; Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation donates additional $5,000

An autograph session featuring every jockey riding at Saratoga Race Course raised $2,927 on Sunday afternoon to benefit injured jockey Michael Straight.

 
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Aug 17, 2014 03:41 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 17

Phipps Stable's Mr Speaker, winner of the Grade 1 Belmont Derby Invitational on the turf in his most recent start, has been confirmed for the Grade 1 Travers on the dirt after breezing four furlongs in 48.67 seconds Sunday on the main track at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Stopchargingmaria adds another Grade 1 victory in Alabama

Before the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Todd Pletcher said it was premature to say a win by Stopchargingmaria in the 1 ¼-mile race for 3-year-old fillies would put her in the mix for Champion Three-Year-Old Filly honors.

 
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Aug 16, 2014 03:49 PM

Crown Queen runs to pedigree, takes the G2 Knob Creek Lake Placid

The regally bred Crown Queen prevailed in a thrilling stretch battle to take the Grade 2, $300,000 Knob Creek Lake Placid for 3-year-old turf fillies on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course by a half-length.​

 
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Aug 16, 2014 03:32 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 16

Trainer Christophe Clement proclaimed Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist ready for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers after the colt breezed five furlongs in 1:01.88 over the Oklahoma training track on Saturday.

 
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Aug 15, 2014 06:31 PM

Weekend Hideaway runs away from competition in John Morrissey

Weekend Hideaway assumed the lead soon after the start and was never threatened as he drew off to a two-length upset on Friday in the 11th running of the $100,000 John Morrissey for New York-breds at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 15, 2014 03:22 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 15

Magalen O. Bryant's V. E. Day posted the lone seven-furlong work over Saratoga's main track Friday morning, covering the distance in 1:30.17.

 
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Aug 15, 2014 11:53 AM

Entire Saratoga jockey colony to autograph photo to benefit Michael Straight

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, every jockey riding at Saratoga Race Course will be available to sign a spectacular photo of the entire jockey colony to benefit injured jockey Michael Straghit.

 
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Aug 15, 2014 10:52 AM

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

More than 30 restaurants and eateries throughout the greater Capital Region will offer special pricing and menus in celebration of the Travers during the fifth annual Travers 1864 Restaurant Week from Sunday, August 17 through Thursday, August 21.

 
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Aug 14, 2014 05:40 PM

Imagining seeks second Grade 1 victory in Sword Dancer Invitational

The Phipps Stable is in the business of developing stakes horses, and if a horse shows promise, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey has license to take all the time he needs to let that potential be realized.

 
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Aug 14, 2014 03:45 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 14

The New York Racing Association will provide racing fans with the opportunity to vote for the Mike Venezia Memorial Award online at www.nyra.com/veneziaaward through Saturday, August 30. Created in 1989, the Mike Venezia Memorial Award is given to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship.

 
Stopchargingmaria_Inside
Aug 13, 2014 06:01 PM

Stopchargingmaria sure to generate interest in G1 Alabama

Stopchargingmaria will attempt to sweep Saratoga Race Course's Grade 1 route races for 3-year-old fillies when she heads a group of nine runners entered in the 134th running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama on Saturday.

 
Minorette_Inside
Aug 13, 2014 05:57 PM

Brown entry looks formidable in G2 Knob Creek Lake Placid

Mechanicville, N.Y. native Chad Brown will saddle a pair of talented runners in the Grade 2, $300,000 Knob Creek Lake Placid on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 13, 2014 02:18 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 13

Impressive debut winner Competitive Edge returned to the work tab for the first time since his runaway victory on July 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 12, 2014 03:25 PM

What’s Happening Week #5 at Saratoga Race Course

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

 
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Aug 11, 2014 02:56 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 11

Grade 1 winners Bayern, Mr Speaker, Tonalist and Wicked Strong head a list of 15 horses nominated for the 145th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers for 3-year-olds on August 23.

 
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Aug 10, 2014 07:40 PM

I Spent It earns big bucks in Toyota Saratoga Special

Favored I Spent It dove through a narrow opening on the rail and went on to post a decisive 2 ¾-length victory over Mr. Z in the Grade 2, $200,000 Toyota Saratoga Special on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.​

 
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Aug 10, 2014 07:11 PM

Cavorting launches strong rally to score in talent-laden Adirondack

Three sensational debut winners at Belmont Park finished 1-2-3 in a loaded edition of the Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course, with the Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Cavorting proving best by 1 ¾ lengths.

 
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Aug 10, 2014 04:31 PM

The 14th annual Travers Celebration returns to celebrate 'Mid-Summer Derby'

The 14th annual Travers Celebration at Saratoga Race Course will return this summer to support the Backstretch Employee Service Team and the Times Union Hope Fund on Thursday, August 21 at 7 p.m.

 
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Aug 10, 2014 02:52 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 10

A graded stakes winner on turf and synthetics, Mr Speaker tuned up for a possible start in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers with a five-furlong work over the main track on Sunday.

 
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Aug 09, 2014 08:02 PM

Seek Again survives rough stretch run to set course record in Fourstardave

Earlier this week, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott called Seek Again's head-bobbing loss to two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan in the Grade 1 Turf Classic on Kentucky Derby Day, "one of those that had you leaning."

 
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Aug 09, 2014 07:31 PM

I Spent It tops field for Toyota Saratoga Special

One of the enduring attractions each summer at Saratoga Race Course is the emergence of rising 2-year-olds, and on Sunday, racegoers will enjoy not one but two outstanding Grade 2 races for juveniles, the $200,000 Toyota Saratoga Special and the $200,000 Adirondack for fillies.

 
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Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 9

Robert S. Evans' Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist turned in his first breeze on Saturday since finishing second in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, covering five furlongs in 1:03.36 over the Oklahoma training track with exercise rider Alvaro Hernandez aboard.

 
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Aug 08, 2014 06:49 PM

Wallyanna pulls off shocker in G2 Hall of Fame

Looking at the tote board didn't sway the confidence trainer Michael Pino had in Wallyanna for Friday's Grade 2, $200,000 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 08, 2014 02:59 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 8

Grade 2 Jim Dandy winner Wicked Strong hit the track on Friday morning, turning in his penultimate work for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers - a four-furlong jaunt over the Oklahoma training track that went in 48.71 seconds.

 
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Aug 08, 2014 11:11 AM

Saratoga trainers remembering one of their own

Hall of Famers D. Wayne Lukas, Shug McGaughey and Bill Mott, and all-time Saratoga Race Course win leader Todd Pletcher are among the trainers scheduled to sign autographs on Sunday, August 10 to benefit pancreatic cancer research.

 
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Aug 07, 2014 07:19 PM

Graham rallies late to take Battle of Saratoga Handicapping Challenge

After a slow Day 1, Bradley Graham caught fire on Thursday and emerged victorious in the two-day Battle of Saratoga Handicapping Challenge, taking down the top prize of $110,000, as well as a paid entry to the National Handicapping Championship and the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge.

 
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Aug 07, 2014 04:11 PM

Micromanage romps home in Birdstone

Repole Stable's Micromanage proved to be an able marathon runner, drawing off to an 8 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Birdstone Stakes on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 07, 2014 03:15 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 7

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Champion Three-Year-Old Male Will Take Charge came out of his third-place finish well in the Whitney and is now being pointed toward the Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward at 1 1/8 miles on August 30 at the Spa.

 
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Aug 06, 2014 05:52 PM

Seek Again confronts speed of Silver Max in Fourstardave

When Seek Again joined the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, his first assignment couldn't have been more demanding - face two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan this spring in the Grade 1 Turf Classic at Churchill Downs.

 
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Aug 06, 2014 03:11 PM

Reforms, Progress, Results Highlighted at Wednesday's NYRA Board Meeting

Noting that the "reforms and initiatives that we have collectively implemented are beginning to generate real, tangible results", The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) CEO and President Chris Kay delivered a positive and forward-looking report at this morning's Board of Directors meeting

 
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Aug 06, 2014 02:35 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 6

Debut wins are seldom as impressive as the aptly named Wonder Gal's. The daughter of Tiz Wonderful, making her first career start in the six-furlong Lynbrook Stakes for New York-breds, lagged eight lengths behind the early pace after an opening quarter-mile in 22.19 seconds.

 
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Motion aims to continue summer success in G2 Hall of Fame

With two-thirds of the meet remaining, Graham Motion already has more wins at Saratoga Race Course than he did in the previous two summers combined.

 
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Aug 06, 2014 11:19 AM

What's Happening Week #4 at Saratoga Race Course

Wednesday, August 6 Irish-American Day (International Heritage Series): The New York Racing Association, Inc. will host Irish-American Day at Saratoga Race Course. The event is the third installment of the inaugural International Heritage Series, a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage during the 2014 summer meet. The day-long festive event will feature traditional music, dance, entertainment, crafts and food from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Saratoga Pavilion

 
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Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 4

Jess's Dream, clearly recovered from his 24-hour van ride the day before from Ocala, Fla. had his first experience on a real racetrack Monday morning, circling the Saratoga Race Course oval in an easy gallop under exercise rider Renzo Morales.

 
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Aug 04, 2014 01:35 PM

Wednesday's John's Call holds bittersweet memories for Voss Murray

About six months before the 146th meet began at Saratoga Race Course, an integral part of the Oklahoma Track Annex was lost when long-time steeplechase and flat trainer Thomas Voss died suddenly at the age of 63.

 
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Aug 03, 2014 07:45 PM

Cat's Claw digs in for Fasig-Tipton Waya surprise

Cat's Claw made her Saratoga Race Course debut a winning one, nabbing her first career stakes win on Sunday in an upset of the $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes.

 
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Aug 03, 2014 06:48 PM

Elisabeth Jerkens, wife of Hall of Famer H. Allen Jerkens, dies at 86

Elisabeth Jerkens, a longtime thoroughbred owner and breeder who was married to Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens since 1987, died this morning in South Florida at the age of 86.

 
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Aug 03, 2014 02:05 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 3

Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney hero Moreno was sprightly Sunday morning, bouncing around in his stall a day after taking the field gate to wire in one of the most prestigious races of the Saratoga meet.​

 
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Aug 02, 2014 08:05 PM

Moreno breaks through and wires the field in Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney

After more than a year of dueling but never defeating the top dirt horses in the country, the fleet bridesmaid Moreno finally landed a major prize, using his formidable speed to blow away an elite field and win the 87th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 02, 2014 07:46 PM

Filimbi takes Fasig-Tipton De La Rose, Big Blue Kitten captures Lure

Filimbi overtook Dayatthespa in deep stretch to take the Fasig-Tipton De La Rose and Big Blue Kitten rallied from far back to win the Lure, a pair of $100,000 turf stakes on the Whitney Day undercard Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 02, 2014 07:10 PM

Sweet Reason passes with flying colors in G1 Test

Sweet Reason emerged victorious from a four-horse scramble to the wire in the Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, giving the Leah Gyarmati-trained filly her second consecutive Grade 1 victory and third overall.

 
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Aug 02, 2014 07:07 PM

Palace reigns in G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap

Palace, who was claimed for $20,000 in 2012, became a Grade 1 winner on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course by making an inexorable rally to overtake free-running pacesetter Happy My Way and capture the 30th edition of the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap.

 
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Aug 02, 2014 12:31 PM

Wise Dan works on main track; Bernard Baruch, Woodward possible

Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan worked five furlongs in 1:02.04 on the main track Saturday morning as trainer Charlie LoPresti continues to weigh his options for a run later in the meet at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Aug 01, 2014 04:30 PM

The New York Racing Association and Dunkin' Donuts announce last call for entries to win VIP experience to Saratoga Race Course on Travers Day

The New York Racing Association, Inc. and Dunkin' Donuts, America's favorite all-day, every day stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced the last call for entries in the all-new "Travers Day VIP Experience" contest.

 
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Saratoga Race Course Notes - August 1

Not wanting to rush the two-time reigning Horse of the Year, trainer Charles LoPresti has elected to bypass the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap on August 9 with Wise Dan and await the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap, Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward, or Grade 1, $1 million Woodbine Mile.

 
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Jul 31, 2014 06:11 PM

Lavender Road euthanized after suffering fracture

Lavender Road, a 3-year-old filly who was scratched Wednesday before the running of the seventh race at Saratoga Race Course, was euthanized early Thursday afternoon at Rood & Riddle Hospital in Saratoga after being diagnosed with a fracture in her neck.

 
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Jul 31, 2014 05:11 PM

Makari rallies to give trainer Elizabeth Voss first graded win in Smithwick 'Chase

Elizabeth Voss Murray, who this past spring took over the stable of her late father, leading Maryland trainer Tom Voss, registered her first graded stakes win on Thursday when Jack Doyle piloted Makari to a nose victory over Demonstrative in the Grade 1, $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 31, 2014 04:26 PM

Dayatthespa, Big Blue Kitten top turf stakes on Whitney undercard

Dayatthespa and Big Blue Kitten, two familiar faces from the barn of Mechanicville, N.Y. native Chad Brown, head the respective fields for the Fasig-Tipton De La Rose and the Lure, two $100,000 turf races on the Grade 1 Whitney undercard Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 31, 2014 03:58 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 31

Multiple graded stakes winner Wildcat Red is being pointed to the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One King's Bishop on August 23, trainer Jose Garoffalo said Thursday morning.

 
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Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney to headline a super Saturday of racing and events at Saratoga Race Course

The 87th running of the prestigious Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney, one of North America's premier races for older males, will headline a day of world class thoroughbred racing and special events at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 2.

 
Sweet_Reason_Inside
Jul 30, 2014 07:17 PM

Sweet Reason hopes to continue Spa success in G1 Test

Dual Grade 1 winner Sweet Reason is back for more on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course when she headlines the 89th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.​

 
Palace_Inside
Jul 30, 2014 07:00 PM

'The other' Palace seeks Grade 1 glory of his own in Vanderbilt 'Cap

Two races before Palace Malice competes in the Grade 1 Whitney as the morning-line favorite, Palace will return to his best distance in the 30th edition of the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up that was carded as the eighth race on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 30, 2014 03:55 PM

Top-class field seeks 'Palace' coup in G1 Whitney

From the beginning, the talent of Palace Malice looked unmistakable to trainer Todd Pletcher. Only the Dogwood Stable colt's development and maturation took time.

 
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Napravnik to sign autographs to benefit 'Olivia's Herd'

Jockey Rosie Napravnik will be signing autographs at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday, July 31, to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's "Olivia's Herd." Napravnik will appear at the NYRA Charity Booth, located near the Jockeys' Room, from 11:30 to noon to sign autographs.

 
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Jul 29, 2014 06:33 PM

What’s Happening Week #3 at Saratoga Race Course

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

 
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Jul 29, 2014 06:05 PM

Sheppard entry tops Grade 1 A. P. Smithwick 'Chase

Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard already has extended his streak of winning at least one Saratoga Race Course race every season beginning in 1969, and on Thursday he will seek to maintain his dominance of the historic track's steeplechase races in the Grade 1, $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial.

 
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Jul 28, 2014 06:39 PM

R Free Roll makes her point in G2 HRTV Honorable Miss

R Free Roll, making her first start for trainer Danny Gargan, sprung a minor upset on Monday at Saratoga Race Course, shooting straight to the lead and holding firmly in the stretch to take the Grade 2, $200,000 HRTV Honorable Miss Handicap for filly and mare sprinters.

 
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Jul 28, 2014 11:23 AM

Princess of Sylmar supports St. Baldrick's Foundation; Saratoga leading jockey, trainer to sign autographs for charity

Reigning Saratoga Race Course champion trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Javier Castellano will sign autographs to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation on Sunday, August 3 as part of Fasig-Tipton's Festival of Racing.

 
Antipathy_Inside
Jul 27, 2014 06:42 PM

Antipathy takes to mud, wins G3 Shuvee

The Godolphin-owned Antipathy proved her breakthrough performance in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps was no fluke on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course, splashing her way to a two-length victory in the Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee Handicap.

 
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Jul 27, 2014 06:11 PM

Evenly matched field to gather for Evan Shipman (NYB)

Having run up against dominant New York-bred Zivo all winter and spring, trainer Tom Albertrani took Awesome Vision to the Finger Lakes for a little holiday getaway.

 
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Jul 27, 2014 02:41 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July 27

Jim Dandy runners exit the race in good order. Upcoming graded stakes races coming together.

 
Wicked_Strong_Inside
Jul 26, 2014 07:32 PM

Wicked Strong turns tables on Tonalist in G2 Jim Dandy

Seven weeks after finishing behind Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes, Wicked Strong turned away a challenge from the Grade 1 winner down the stretch and spurted away to win the 51st renewal of the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 26, 2014 07:16 PM

Coup de Grace mows down foes in G2 Amsterdam

A wicked speed duel materialized, and the late-running Coup de Grace came flying down the stretch to take the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam for 3-year-old sprinters on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

 
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Jul 26, 2014 05:09 PM

Saratoga Race Course Notes - July26

Palace Malice, the lead candidate for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney on Saturday, August 2, made a surprise visit to the main track Saturday morning, working five furlongs under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez for trainer Todd Pletcher.

 
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Jul 26, 2014 11:47 AM

La Verdad, My Wandy’s Girl have rematch in G2 HRTV Honorable Miss

Since finishing second to My Wandy’s Girl in February, La Verdad has rattled off four straight stakes wins. On Sunday, La Verdad will attempt to extend her winning streak to five when she faces My Wandy’s Girl again in the Grade 2, $200,000 HRTV Honorable Miss Handicap on Monday at Saratoga Race Course.​

 
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Jul 25, 2014 07:10 PM

V.E. Day comes from behind to win Curlin; Lezcano gets win No. 2,000

With so much attention paid to Grade 1 Wood Memorial winner Wicked Strong, another quality 3-year-old in the barn of James Jerkens had little trouble flying under the radar.

 
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Jul 25, 2014 06:05 PM

New York Racing Association hosts sixth annual College Day, presented by Toyota, at Saratoga Race Course

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

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.​

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
Tonalist_inside
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.​

 
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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.​

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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 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.

 
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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

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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. ​

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.​

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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 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.

 
Jul 25, 2013 05:10 PM

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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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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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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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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