Keyword: New York

  • American Pharoah<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-FQqqd8x">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Draws Post 2 for Travers

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah drew post 2 and was installed as the 1-5 favorite in a field of 10 for the 146th Travers Stakes (gr. I) to be run Saturday, Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Discreet Marq wins the 2015 Beaugay Stakes.

    NY-Breds in Spotlight at Spa on Travers Eve

    The Aug. 28 card at Saratoga Race Course, on the eve of Travers Stakes (gr. I) Day, will feature six New York-bred stakes worth $1.15 million, highlighted by a showdown of older turf runners in the $150,000 West Point.

  • Mark Gearan

    NY Gaming Commission Chairman Resigns

    The chairman of the panel that regulates horse racing and all gambling entities in New York state has resigned, just over a month before the Gaming Commission is expected to award licenses to commercial casino operators.

  • American Pharoah at Del Mar August 23.

    NYRA Devising Strategy to Share 'Pharoah'

    The head of the New York Racing Association said Aug. 23 the organization will attempt to create as many opportunities as possible for patrons to view American Pharoah, who has been confirmed for the Aug. 29 Travers.

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    Texas Red Heads Busy Travers Worktab

    Texas Red led a busy slate of workers bound for the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I) the morning of Aug. 22, when he breezed four furlongs in :46.66 over the main track at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Embellish the Lace leads the way in the Alabama.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-jjMNCN5">Order This Photo</a>

    Embellish the Lace Upsets Alabama

    Embellish the Lace turned it around from a ninth-place finish in the June 27 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) and took the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 22 at Saratoga on the front end.

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez Registers 800th Saratoga Victory

    With a four-wide move off the turn, John Velazquez rallied Run a Dubb Dubb to win the opening race Saturday, Aug. 22 at Saratoga Race Course, earning the Racing Hall of Fame rider his 800th win at the storied track.

  • Frosted

    Frosted Works Bullet Toward Travers

    On Aug. 20, tightening the screws for an upcoming run in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I), the 3-year-old son of Tapit got down to business under jockey Joel Rosario with a five-furlong bullet move in :59.59 at Saratoga.

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    After 20 Days, Spa Handle Up $47.7M From 2014

    Aided by an almost 9% increase in average field size and eight more turf races, pari-mutuel handle at the midway point of the 40-day Saratoga Race Course meeting is showing strong gains compared with the same period in 2014.

  • Inside the August 22, 2015 Issue

    John Nerud (1913-2015): Steve Haskin remembers the legendary trainer, innovator, and mentor and more in the August 22, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Gross, Average Rise at New York-Bred Auction

    The economic indicators for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred preferred yearling sale aren't shooting through the roof like they had been, but sale officials couldn't argue with increases in gross and average.

  • Exaggerator wins the Saratoga Special.
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    Exaggerator Brave in Saratoga Special

    Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator shipped in from California and put on a brave performance Aug. 16, splitting horses midstretch before surging to victory in the $200,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Uncle Sigh
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    Contessa Pleased With Return of Uncle Sigh

    Though Uncle Sigh didn't win at Saratoga Aug. 16, trainer Gary Contessa was satisfied with the effort put forth by the 4-year-old colt who last raced in the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I).

  • Hip 416 by Tiznow was the session topper for Day 1.

    Fillies Top Opening Session at Fasig-Tipton

    The Aug. 15 opening session of the two-night Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred preferred yearling sale produced increases in gross and average from last year as well as two fillies that sold for $300,000 or more.

  • Just Wicked get by Tonasah late to win the Adirondack Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-d2pKxm2">Order This Photo</a>

    Just Wicked Edges Tonasah in Adirondack

    Just Wicked was content to let Tonasah set the pace in the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 15 at Saratoga Race Course, but when it came down to a stirring stretch duel, the 2-year-old Tapit filly would not be denied.

  • Tale of Verve.

    Tale of Verve Under Consideration for Travers

    Tale of Verve, runner-up to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the May 16 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I), arrived at Saratoga Race Course this week to train for a possible start in the Aug. 29 Travers (gr. I).

  • The Big Beast wins the 2014 King's Bishop.

    The Big Beast Works for Forego

    Alex and JoAnn Lieblong's grade I winner The Big Beast turned in his first work since his second-place finish in the Aug. 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, going five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 Aug. 14.

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    Frosted Turns in Easy Move for Travers

    Frosted returned to the track Aug. 14 for his first serious work since running second in the Aug. 1 Jim Dandy (gr. II) at Saratoga, breezing 4f in :51.25 on the main track in preparation for the Aug. 29 Travers (gr. I).

  • "Sam the bugler"

    Help Wanted: A Bugler for Saratoga Meet

    The New York Racing Association is seeking a bugler to play "Call to the Post" for the remainder of the Saratoga Race Course meet after regular NYRA bugler Sam Grossman took a leave to attend to a personal matter.

  • Saratoga Mischief Heads Saratoga Special

    After winning the Sanford (gr. III) with Uncle Vinny, trainer Todd Pletcher will try for middle jewel of the 2-year-old trio at Saratoga when sending out Saratoga Mischief Aug. 15 for Twin Creeks Racing.

  • Keen Ice

    Keen Ice Appears Headed to Travers Stakes

    Trainer Dale Romans confirmed Aug 13 that William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) runner-up Keen Ice will breeze Aug. 15 in preparation for a start in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 29.

  • The Saratoga Institute for Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law conference.

    Options on Immigration Policy Discussed

    Panelists at the Saratoga Institute for Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law conference offered potential options regarding immigration policy in the hope they make it easier for horse racing to attract and maintain workers.

  • Ironicus faces 9 in the Fourstardave.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-3dQjmmd">Order This Photo</a>

    Ironicus Seeks BC Bid in Fourstardave

    Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey hopes the $500,000 Fourstardave (gr. IIT) will open the door to a Breeders' Cup bid for Ironicus, who will do battle with last year's Fourstardave winner Seek Again Aug. 15 at Saratoga.

  • United States Rep. Paul Tonko at the Saratoga Institute on Racing, Equine, and Gaming Law conference.

    Debate Over Federal Bill Begins in Earnest

    A co-sponsor of federal legislation that would authorize oversight of equine medication and drug-testing said Congress could schedule a committee hearing on the bill this fall. Meanwhile, the debate on the bill continues.

  • Saratoga

    Saratoga Handle, Other Revenue Spikes

    Business so far at the Saratoga Race Course meet has been very strong, NYRA officials reported Aug. 12, but they also noted that operating revenue for the year is down compared with 2014.

  • J. David Richardson

    TOBA Announces New Appointments

    The new makeup of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's American Graded Stakes Committee was announced Aug. 12 during the association's annual members meeting held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

    Major Gains for Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

    The two-night Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale concluded Aug. 11 with healthy gains in gross, average, and median. The auction produced a $2 million colt and two others that topped $1 million.

  • Views Differ on Progress in Medication Reform

    The opening panel Aug. 11 at the Saratoga Institute on Racing, Equine, and Gaming Law conference set the tone for what figures to be a continued industry battle over federal versus state-by-state regulation.

  • Hip 70, a Tapit colt out of the Galileo mare Dress Rehearsal, topped the session at $2 million.

    Gross, Average Increase at First F-T Session

    Bolstered by two Tapit colts that sold for $2 million and $1.2 million, the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale registered gains in gross and average compared with the comparable session in 2014.