Keyword: New York Turf Writers

  • Tres Touche, right, captures the New York Turf Writers Cup at Saratoga. Cherokeeinthehills, left, took second.

    Tres Touche Wires Field in Turf Writers 'Chase

    Tres Touche took the lead right at the start of the New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I) Thursday at Saratoga and never relinquished it in winning the 2 3/8-miles chase by a length over Cherokeeinthehills. Odds-on favorite and defending winner Praise the Prince finished fifth.

  • Joe Hirsch, Dean of Turf Writers, to Retire

    Joe Hirsch, 74, </i>Daily Racing Form</i> award-winning executive columnist who is recognized as the most accomplished turf writer in the history of Thoroughbred racing, will end his legendary 55-year career when he pens his final DRF column on Nov. 29.