Longtime trainer Kenneth Nesky died Dec. 15 due to complications of diabetes at the age of 64.
Carson Hollow, who won Belmont's Prioress Stakes (gr. I) and just missed in Saratoga's thrilling Test Stakes (gr. I), was named 2002 New York-bred Horse of the Year
Leonard C. Green's Rhum used a ground-saving trip to full advantage Saturday afternoon to halt a four-race losing streak and win the $150,000 Ticonderoga Handicap for the second time in three years.
Donald George's Shopping For Love is the classiest filly or mare in Saturday's 1 1/8–mile $150,000 Ticonderoga on the Belmont Park turf.
Longshot Textbook Method rolled to an easy victory Friday in the $75,000 Yaddo Handicap, which was run off the soggy Saratoga turf.
Saratoga Notebook: Left Bank's Recovery Continues; Buddha Nears Return; Farda Amiga Seeks Alabama; Shopping for Love's Fan Club
Left Bank continues to recover from emergency abdominal surgery, trainer Todd Pletcher said Thursday. The multiple graded stakkes winner was stricken Saturday morning.
Shopping for Love and Eventail, winners of their respective divisions of the Mount Vernon Handicap, meet for the first time in Friday's $75,000-added Yaddo Handicap for New York-Bred fillies and mares racing at nine furlongs over the grass at Saratoga Race Course.
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