Articles posted June 25, 2012

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Matz leaning toward Haskell with Union Rags

Michael Matz, the trainer of Belmont Stakes hero Union Rags, confirmed that the road to the three-year-old championship will likely run through the Grade 1 $1 million Haskell Invitational, to be renewed this year for the 45th time, at Monmouth Park.

Camelot looms large in Irish Derby

Camelot will be a hot favorite when bidding for a third straight classic in Saturday's Group 1 Irish Derby. Unbeaten in four career starts, the Aidan O'Brien-trained colt opened 2012 with a neck score in the Group 1 English Two Thousand Guineas and exits a five-length romp in the Group 1 English Derby.

NYRA announces 2012 giveaways at Saratoga

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will continue its tradition of iconic giveaways with four Sunday giveaway days scheduled for the summer 2012 meet at Saratoga Race Course. Each emblazoned with the Saratoga Race Course logo, the 2012 giveaways include returning favorites and one new offering. The schedule is as follows:

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