Welcome to Lenny's Place! In this episode Lenny catches up with Moreno's trainer Eric Guillot. Lenny also shares a few thoughts on expanding the Saratoga race meet, includes a top 5 list, and looks at the Breeders' Cup. watch video
- Stakes Calendar
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|August 1||Smirnoff Sorbet Caress S.||$100,000g||4&up, f/m||5.5f T||Results & Video|
|August 2||Whitney H. (gr. I)||$1,500,000g||3&up||9f||Results & Video|
|August 2||Test S. (gr. I)||$500,000a||3yos, Fillies||7f||Results & Video|
|August 2||Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (gr. I)||$350,000a||3&up||6f||Results & Video|
|August 2||Fasig-Tipton De La Rose S. R||$100,000g||4&up, f/m||8f||Results & Video|
|August 2||Lure S. R||$100,000g||4&up||8.5f||Results & Video|
|August 3||Fasig-Tipton Waya S.||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||12f||Results & Video|
|August 4||New York Stallion Series S.||$100,000g||3yos||8f||Results & Video|
|August 4||New York Stallion Series S.||$100,000g||3yos, Fillies||8f||Results & Video|
|August 6||John's Call S. R||$100,000g||3&up||13f T||Results & Video|
|August 7||Birdstone S.||$100,000g||3&up||14f||Results & Video|
|August 7||Mrs. Ogden Phipps S.||$75,000a||4&up, f/m||16.5f||Results & Video|
|August 8||National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S. (gr. II)||$200,000a||3yos||8.5f||Results & Video|
|August 9||Fourstardave H. (gr. II)||$500,000a||3&up||8f||Results & Video|
|August 10||Adirondack S. (gr. II)||$200,000g||2 yo, Fillies||6.5f||Results & Video|
|August 10||Toyota Saratoga Special S. (gr. II)||$200,000g||2 yo||6.5f||Results & Video|
|August 11||Tenski S. R||$100,000g||3yos, Fillies||8f||Results & Video|
|August 13||Troy S.||$100,000g||3&up||5.5f||Results & Video|
|August 14||Saratoga Dew S. R||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||9f||Results & Video|
|August 14||Michael G. Walsh Novice S.||$75,000g||4&up||19f||Results & Video|
|August 15||John Morrissey S. R||$100,000a||3&up||6.5f||Results & Video|
|August 16||Alabama S. (gr. I)||$600,000g||3yos, Fillies||10f||Results & Video|
|August 16||Knob Creek Lake Placid S. (gr. II)||$300,000g||3yos, Fillies||9f||Results & Video|
|August 17||Sword Dancer Invitational S. (gr. I)||$500,000g||3&up||12f||Results & Video|
|August 17||Alydar S. R||$100,000a||4&up||9f||Results & Video|
|August 18||Summer Colony S. R||$100,000a||3&up, f/m||9f||Results & Video|
|August 20||Better Talk Now S.||$100,000a||3yos||8f||Results & Video|
|August 21||Union Avenue S. R||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||6.5f||Results & Video|
|August 22||Personal Ensign S. (gr. I)||$500,000g||3&up, f/m||9f||Results & Video|
|August 22||Tale of the Cat S.||$100,000a||3&up||6f||Results & Video|
|August 23||Travers S. (gr. I)||$1,250,000g||3yos||10f||Results & Video|
|August 23||Ketel One King's Bishop S. (gr. I)||$500,000a||3yos||7f||Results & Video|
|August 23||Ballerina S. (gr. I)||$500,000g||3&up, f/m||7f||Results & Video|
|August 23||Ballston Spa S. (gr. II)||$250,000a||3&up, f/m||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|August 24||Albany S. R||$250,000g||3yos||9f||Results & Video|
|August 24||Funny Cide S. R||$200,000a||2 yo||6.5f||Results & Video|
|August 24||Seeking the Ante S. R||$200,000g||2 yo, Fillies||6.5f||Results & Video|
|August 24||Fleet Indian S. R||$200,000a||3yos, Fillies||9f||Results & Video|
|August 24||Yaddo S. R||$150,000g||3&up, f/m||8.5f||Results & Video|
|August 24||West Point S. R||$150,000g||3&up||8.5f||Results & Video|
|August 25||New York Turf Writers Cup S.||$150,000a||4&up||19f||Results & Video|
|August 25||Smart and Fancy S.||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||5.5f T||Results & Video|
|August 27||P. G. Johnson S.||$100,000a||2 yo, Fillies||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|August 28||With Anticipation S. (gr. II)||$200,000g||2 yo||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|August 28||Mrs. Walter M Jeffords S.||$75,000g||4&up, f/m||19f||Results & Video|
|August 29||Riskaverse S.||$100,000a||3yos, Fillies||8f||Results & Video|
|August 30||Woodward S. (gr. I)||$600,000g||3&up||9f||Results & Video|
|August 30||Forego S. (gr. I)||$500,000g||3&up||7f||Results & Video|
|August 30||Prioress S. (gr. II)||$300,000g||3yos, Fillies||6f||Results & Video|
|August 30||Bernard Baruch H. (gr. II)||$250,000a||3&up||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|August 31||Spinaway S. (gr. I)||$350,000g||2 yo, Fillies||7f||Results & Video|
|August 31||Glens Falls S. (gr. III)||$150,000a||3&up, f/m||11f||Results & Video|
- By Steve Haskin
Abigail Adsit is one of those fortunate few where success comes as the byproduct of following one's lifelong passion. read blog
While the amount of money wagered on each U.S. race increased in August, a decline in the number of races offered proved too steep a hurdle as total wagering declined 0.37% compared with August 2013.
- By Frank Angst
One year after London Bridge became the first New York-bred to win a race at the Breeders' Cup World Championships, horses bred in the Empire State are securing spots with an eye toward doing more damage at this year's event. read blog
Wise Dan, Australia, Saratoga, Del Mar, Parx Racing, Europe, Golden Gate Fields, and more! view slideshow
Carpe Diem, whose $1.6 million sale price was the co-highest at the Ocala Breeders' Sale Co. March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training, led all the way to win his career debut Sept. 1 at Saratoga Race Course.
Competitive Edge lived up to his 3-5 odds with a no-doubt-about-it romp in the $350,000 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-olds on closing day of the Saratoga Race Course summer meet Sept. 1.
- By Steve Haskin
The dawn is breaking on a beautiful, cool Saratoga morning. This is the day everyone in Charlie LoPresti's barn has been waiting for. read blog
Ring Weekend appears to have found a home on the grass after taking the $300,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 2 3/4 lengths over longshot Smooth Daddy in the final stakes of the 2014 season at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1.
Evan Hammonds recaps big races from Saratoga this weekend. Wise Dan, Itsmyluckyday, and Tom Durkin have big days at the Spa. watch video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) and Saranac Stakes (gr. III). read blog
Condo Commando took all of the drama out of track announcer Tom Durkin's final call when she romped to victory in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) over a sloppy track at rainy Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31.
It wasn't the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) , but it was another stakes winner for owner Robert S. Evans and trainer Christophe Clement when Irish Mission ran down Viva Rafaela to take the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT).
After swapping grade I decisions this summer at Saratoga, it appears that a third match-up between Woodward Stakes winner Itsmyluckyday and runner-up Moreno will have to await the $5 million Breeders Cup Classic.
Co-favorites Itsmyluckyday and Moreno battled shoulder to shoulder through the entire length of the Saratoga stretch before Itsmyluckyday prevailed to win the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) by half a length Aug. 30.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, making his first start since returning after May 16 colic surgery, held off 29-1 shot Optimizer to win the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga.
Antonio Miuccio's Palace dazzled in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 30, diving to the rail and drawing off to finish the seven-furlong test in 1:21.95.
Stonetastic turned an evenly matched race on paper into a runaway victory on the track, registering a powerful 8 1/2-length score in the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. II) from Saratoga Race Course Aug. 30.
Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, was presented with the Mike Venezia Memorial Award Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.
It's last call for Tom Durkin. The voice of horse racing on the New York circuit is silencing himself Sunday, Aug. 31, retiring after a 43-year career in which he also announced Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup races.