Fans have voted the 2011 Woodward Stakes (gr. I), in which Havre de Grace became the second female to win the race in its 58-year history, as the New York Racing Association's Race of the Year.
California needs enlightened and innovative leadership if its Thoroughbred industry is to thrive in, or even survive, these desperate times. read blog
A report on the economic impact of the summer race meet at Saratoga has concluded that the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., track contributes about $200 million annually to the economy of a nine-county region.
McMahon of Saratoga turns 40 in style Download Now
Mark F. Costello, a former vice president of the New York Racing Association, died Oct. 4.
There have been some positive developments at this year's yearling sales, but the upswing is far from robust. read blog
Leading handicap horse Tizway was back on the work tab Sept. 27 at Saratoga after missing last week's scheduled training due to a fever.
The NBC Sports family of networks will televise stakes action from Saratoga in 2012 and 2013, extending its initial agreement that saw them beam 2011 races from the Spa to a nationwide audience.
- By Vic Zast
End of a great race meet casts eyes on a bright future read blog
Back on turf after trying the Triple Crown trail this spring, Charlotte Weber's Brilliant Speed kicked clear in the final eighth of a mile to win the $103,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 2 1/2 lengths
- By Vic Zast
Grade 1 Woodward against males a drop-down for winner read blog
Robert LaPenta and Fred Brei's Jackson Bend comes from off the pace to win the seven-furlong Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga in 1:22.08.
- By Vic Zast
Good racing comes to those who are patient. read blog
Two-year-old males will be in the spotlight in the Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 5 when Saratoga brings the curtain down on its 2011 meet.
Preston Stables' Flat Out blew out three furlongs in :37.13 on the main track at Saratoga Sept. 2, the morning before his big start in Saturday's $750,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I).
Saratoga has been re-accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, officials said Sept. 2.
- By Vic Zast
The buzz turns from what was to what will be. read blog
Residents of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., get chance to speak out on 21 proposed capital improvements projects for Saratoga Race Course.
Jockey John Velazquez passes agent, mentor, and "King of Saratoga" on all-time win list for jockeys at Saratoga. With 650 wins, he's now No. 2 behind Jerry Bailey (693)
Jason, Tom and Steve Pallardy of TwinSpires.com handicap the Woodward Stakes and Forego Stakes at Saratoga this week. watch video
Lenny and special guest Kenny Rice discuss Stay Thirsty and the 3yo class, ideas to improve Saratoga, and tv coverage. Plus, an interview with trainer Chad Brown. Watch Video
Jockey Kent Desormeaux was arrested at Saratoga the evening of Aug. 31 after he attempted to strike a security guard with his car, police said.
As versatile as Sidney's Candy is, the options for WinStar Farm and Todd Pletcher are virtually limitless. For his next start, the connections decided to sprint him on dirt in the $250,000 Forego (gr. I) Sept. 3 at Saratoga.
The $300,000 Personal Ensign Invitational Stakes (gr. I), scheduled for Aug. 28 but postponed when Saratoga canceled racing because of Hurricane Irene, will have the same field when it's run Sept. 3.
Rick Porter of Fox Hill Stables has made many bold statements in regards to his 4-year-old filly Havre de Grace. Time is now ticking to see whether she will prove him right by winning the Sept. 3 Woodward (gr. I).
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The combination of high stud fees and falling Thoroughbred prices has battered commercial breeders financially in recent years. But this year they finally are getting some relief based on results of two early auctions.
NYRA announces figures for Saratoga meeting are still strong despite the cancellation of racing Aug. 28 due to Hurricane Irene. On-track handle up 4.3%; attendance down marginally.
Thursday's With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) features a pair of 2-year-olds from the first crop of turf champion English Channel.
Grade I winner J. B.'s Thunder will make his first start in nearly nine months when he competes in the seventh race at Saratoga Sept. 1, an allowance/optional claiming event at 1 1/16 miles on the turf.
Nancy Dillman of Stonegate Farm discusses her good fortune to breed grade I winner Havre de Grace and that runner's half brother, which brought $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale read blog
The New York Racing Association is inviting the public to participate in a Sept. 1 community forum to review a menu of potential capital improvement projects for Saratoga.
Although Tropical Storm Irene has left the area, several East Coast tracks are still impacted by the storm that began as a hurricane and was later downgraded before rolling through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Todd Pletcher said Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo were doing fine the day after their strong runs in the Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes, respectively, but that Ballerina winner Hilda's Passion sustained a minor injury.
Attendance and pari-mutuel handle were off slightly for the Aug. 27 Travers Stakes (gr. I) program at Saratoga as Hurricane Irene made its way up the East Coast.
Stay Thirsty definitively stamped himself as the 3-year-old division leader when he won the $1 million Travers (gr. I) Aug. 27 at Saratoga.
The New York Racing Association said there will be no live racing at Saratoga Sunday, Aug. 28 because of the oncoming Hurricane Irene.
Caleb's Posse came roaring down the lane and edged champion Uncle Mo by the narrowest of margins to win a thrilling edition of the $250,000 King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27 at Saratoga.
Under a heads-up ride from Cornelio Velasquez, Hot Summer made a late charge along the inside and edged pacesetter Maple Forest in the final strides to win the $102,000 Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 27 at Saratoga.
- By Vic Zast
Saratoga readies itself for Irene and the Travers. read blog
Turallure came from off the pace and ran down favored Get Stormy in the late stages to win the $202,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 26 at Saratoga.
- By Vic Zast
New slants on old ideas an intriguing theme for some. read blog
Fresh off her upset victory in the Ruffian Handicap (gr. I), Farnsworth Stables' Ask the Moon will take on five rivals in the $300,000 Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 28 at Saratoga.
Jason, Tom and James Scully from TwinSpires.com handicap the Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes from Saratoga. watch video
Led by 3-1 morning-line favorite Jealous Girl, a field of 10 3-year-old filly sprinters was drawn for the $100,000 Victory Ride (gr. III) Aug. 27 at Saratoga.
Jim Dandy (gr. II) winner Stay Thirsty was made the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Aug. 27 Travers (gr. I), while Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Coil was pegged as the 3-1 second choice.
All eyes will be on champion Uncle Mo when he makes his comeback in the $250,000 Foxwood's King's Bishop (gr. I) Aug. 27, but unlike his season debut that was light on talent, he will have to be at his best at Saratoga.
Nancy Sinatra's hit not sung at karaoke but seen in the winner's circle. read blog
Get Stormy, winner of last year's Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, will attempt to defend his title Aug. 26 when facing 10 in the $200,000 turf race.
Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, who won the "Fight of the Century" against Muhammad Ali 40 years ago, will be honored at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 26.
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