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  • Arrogate passes the clubhouse for the first time on the way to a track record win in the 147th running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course August 27, 2016 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

    The Week in Photos for 8/30/2016

    Travers, Longines Sword Dancer, Personal Ensign, Priority One Jets Forego, Ballerina, Ketel One King's Bishop, Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa, Pat O'Brien, Anticipation, Torrey Pines and more.

  • Randy Romero was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

    Randy Romero: In a Race for Life

    Retired jockey Randy Romero is to racehorses what Evel Knievel was to motorcycles and Nik Wallendato high wires. Skill, injuries, and courage are imbedded like bone screws in his career and life.

  • Cymric was foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm.

    BC Euro Cymric Has Local Ties

    Cymric is the morning-line favorite for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT). Raced in England and France, the son of Kitten's Joy was foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm, just about two miles from Keeneland.

  • Sheer Drama comes home strong to win the Personal Ensign.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-TmzHvfB">Order This Photo</a>

    Sheer Drama Plays Spoiler in Personal Ensign

    Amid the hubbub around a potential budding rivalry between Untappable and Stopchargingmaria, Harold Queen's Sheer Drama played spoiler Aug. 29, defeating both in the $750,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course.

  • 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).

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    NYRA Caps Travers Day Attendance at 50,000

    The New York Racing Association announced Aug. 6 that attendance at Saratoga Race Course will be capped at 50,000 for the Aug. 29 blockbuster race card highlighted by the 146th Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Live Saratoga Weekend Coverage from HRRN

    Horse Racing Radio Network will provide live on-site coverage of Saratoga's signature weekend beginning Friday, Aug. 22, with the Personal Ensign (gr. I) followed by the 145th Travers Stakes (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Mr Speaker (right) gets through on the inside to win the Belmont Derby Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-7MhCVrK">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr Speaker Delivers Belmont Derby Shocker

    Mr Speaker, ignored at odds of 23-1, charged along the inside to overtake favored Adelaide by a head for a major upset in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) on the inner turf course July 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Wildcat Red <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-PgLqKFN">Order This Photo</a>

    Venezuela Has Derby Hope in Wildcat Red

    Something deserved by Garoffalo's family is the chance at watching a Derby run in person. But after decades spent in the industry in Venezuela, Jose Garoffalo Sr. will watch from home while his son chases history.

  • Mr Speaker wins the Dania Beach Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2982487033&k=bXDxGHP">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr Speaker Hopes to Follow in Orb's Footsteps

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br/> If Mr Speaker is to follow in Orb's footsteps, he will have to make the switch from turf to dirt at some point, and according to his trainer that switch may come as soon as his next start.

  • Vincent Timphony rejoices after Wild Again&#39;s victory in the inaugural Classic

    30 Years in 30 Days: My Flag, 1995

    The key to making anyone who is unfamiliar with horse racing "get it" -- assuming you can't take them to an actual racetrack -- is showing them a great race.

  • Shug McGaughey

    McGaughey Named TCA's Honored Guest

    Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey has been named the honored guest at the 82nd Thoroughbred Club of America testimonial dinner. The event will be held in Lexington at Keeneland Sept. 29.

  • Miner's Mark, 23, Euthanized

    Miner's Mark, a grade I winner and the first foal out of the legendary Personal Ensign, was euthanized April 30 at Blue Ridge Farm in Virginia. The son of Mr. Prospector was 23.

  • Robe Tissage (right)&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2263364714&amp;k=ds7THCm&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Robe Tissage a Case of Quality Over Quantity

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />From time to time there are results that make us wonder, what if? One of those moments came Dec. 9 when Robe Tissage scored an upset victory in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Jpn-I).

  • Hansen

    Hansen Works for Travers Stakes

    Hansen, the juvenile champion of 2011, worked five furlongs in 1:02 4/5 the morning of Aug. 18 in preparation for a start in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, where Turbulent Descent and It's Tricky also worked.

  • Havre de Grace is scheduled to run next in the Woodward Stakes.

    Havre de Grace on Her Way to Woodward

    Another showdown between Blind Luck and Havre de Grace will likely have to wait for another day, as Rick Porter said Aug. 19 that Havre de Grace is headed to face males in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 3.

  • Hangin' With Haskin: Retire Rachel? Why?

    It didn't take long for the 'Retire Rachel' cries to be heard. I can't really criticize those who believe Rachel's reputation has suffered, and feel each race compromises her legacy.

  • Persistently in the Personal Ensign Invitational.

    Beldame Next on Agenda for Persistently

    Phipps Stable's Persistently appeared well the morning after her one-length upset victory over reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in Aug. 29, grade I, $300,000 Personal Ensign Invitational.

  • Rachel Alexandra schools at Saratoga on August 26 in preparation for the Personal Ensign.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9159883%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Rachel Returns to Grade I in Personal Ensign

    Rachel Alexandra will make her first foray into grade I company since defeating older males in the Woodward Stakes last September when she takes on four fillies and mares as the 2-5 favorite in the $300,000 Personal Ensign.

  • Rachel Alexandra

    Rachel Alexandra in Strong Saratoga Workout

    Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra turned in a strong six-furlong workout in 1:13 1/5 at Saratoga Race Course early Aug. 16 as the 4-year-old filly continued preparations for the grade I Personal Ensign Stakes.

  • Rachel Alexandra, seen here in a previous work, breezed a strong six furlongs in 1:12.96 Aug. 9 at Saratoga.

    'Rachel Breezes Six Furlongs in 1:12.96

    With jockey Shaun Bridgmohan in the irons, reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra continued preparations for the Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, breezing a strong six furlongs in 1:12.96 Aug. 9.

  • Rachel Alexandra is scheduled to make her next start in the Personal Ensign.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9116822%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Rachel on Her Way to Personal Ensign

    Rachel Alexandra, coming off two consecutive wins, will race next in the $300,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 in Saratoga. The race for fillies and mares will be run at 1 1/4 miles.

  • It's Personal

    The clamor falls to the floor, leaving only murmurs in the air. Did Personal Ensign get there?

  • Personal Ensign

    Personal Ensign's Videos Available

    The New York Racing Association has uploaded the replays from all 11 races that the brilliant Personal Ensign won on the NYRA circuit.

  • Personal Ensign

    Racing Icon Personal Ensign Dead

    Personal Ensign's greatest victory came in the 1988 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) over Kentucky Derby Winning Colors. Her three grade I winners are Miner's Mark, My Flag, and Traditionally.

  • Rachel Alexandra

    'Rachel' Breezes at Spa; Next Start Unknown

    Preakness-winning filly Rachel Alexandra put in her first work at Saratoga Race Course the morning of Aug. 11 in preparation for her as-yet-to-be-determined next start, covering a half-mile in :50.72 under exercise rider Dominic Terry.

  • Ginger Punch outnods Lemon Drop Mom in the Personal Ensign.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5625342%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Ginger Punch Prevails in Ensign Thriller

    There were many who questioned whether champion mare Ginger Punch would be able to stretch out to 10 furlongs, something she had never done before. In the $400,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 22 at Saratoga, the 5-year-old daughter of Awesome Again was grateful for the added distance, as she needed every last stride to pass Lemon Drop Mom.

  • Ginger Punch won the Go for Wand (gr. I) at Saratoga on July 26. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5274784%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Ginger Punch Tries 10 Furlongs

    On Aug. 22, Ginger Punch will try something she has never done -- go 10 furlongs for the first time in the $400,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. She will take on six rivals in the main track event.