Edited press releaseThe Saratoga Thoroughbred Club is open for business in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and will eventually represent several racing partnerships, with varying levels of horses available. The first crop consists of 15 horses.The Saratoga Thoroughbred Club is the brainchild of equine marketer/videographer/photographer Joseph Gleason. Gleason's involvement in the sport has been that of a lifelong fan. He decided that the best way to own Thoroughbreds -- and to share the excitement with friends (and strangers who will become new friends) -- was to incorporate as a racing partnership. "It was time to offer the opportunity to own to those who don't necessarily want to make a monumental commitment," Gleason said, "Our first partnership offers some great horses with tremendous potential -- at a cost that's both affordable and approachable. We want to give the opportunity for ownership thrills to everyone who wants to join the party."The Saratoga Thoroughbred Club starts the 2006 racing season with its first open meeting at the Stadium West Café in Saratoga Springs April 26 at 7 p.m.The first 10 owner/investors who sign contracts on or before April 26 will be invited to name one of the horses in the stable.Contact Gleason or Altieri to arrange interviews or private tours, or to pose general questions.
Prospective buyers, consignors, and Fasig-Tipton officials were cautiously optimistic prior to the Saratoga select yearling sale's starte even though the stock market and the Thoroughbred marketplace in general have lost momentum lately.
2007 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winning trainer Todd Pletcher will be honored by the Center for Disability Services at the 14th annual RJ Valente Siro’s Cup at Siro’s Restaurant in Saratoga Springs.