Keyword: Saratoga Race Course

  • Heart to Heart took the grade 2 Bernard Baruch on the yielding Mellon turf course at Saratoga

    Heart to Heart Cruises to Bernard Baruch Score

    During Saratoga Race Course's closing day Sept. 4, Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart asserted himself as the pacesetter coming off the first turn in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Stakes (G2T), and crossed the finish line unpressured.

  • After veering sharply to the outside, Sporting Chance survives an inquiry to win the Hopeful

    Sporting Chance Bolts, Hangs on in Hopeful

    Robert Baker and William Mack’s Sporting Chance bolted to the outside in deep stretch, but still held on to win the $350,000 Hopeful Stakes (G1) over favored Free Drop Billy at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 4.

  • Jockey Florent Geroux and Gun Runner return from his 10 1/4-length romp in the Woodward at Saratoga

    Gun Runner in Great Shape After Woodward Romp

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner returned from his 10 1/4-length victory in the $750,000 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Saratoga Race Course in great shape, according to trainer Steve Asmussen Sept. 3.

  • Vertical Oak wins the Prioress by 5 1/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course

    Vertical Oak Splashes Home in Prioress

    With the remnants of Hurricane Harvey pushing through the Northeast Sept. 3, trainer Steve Asmussen's Vertical Oak drew off to a 5 1/4-length victory in a very sloppy edition of the $250,000 Prioress Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Gun Runner draws off to win the Woodward Stakes

    Gun Runner Much the Best in Woodward

    Gun Runner continued his wash, rinse, repeat pattern of excellence Sept. 2 when the chestnut stunner rolled past pacesetter Neolithic on the far turn and drew off to capture the Woodward Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) by open lengths.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Handicapping Saturday's Cross Country Pick Four

    The final Saturday of racing at the boutique meets offers us a cross country pick four, which kicks off at Saratoga Race Course with the Spinaway and the Woodward stakes, and concludes out West with the Del Mar Debutante and the John C. Mabee.

  • Harmonize gallops over the main track at Keeneland

    Harmonize Seeks Glens Falls Rebound

    Larkin Armstrong's Harmonize, bred by Jack Swain III, seeks to rebound off a fourth in the July 22 Diana Stakes (G1T) at the Spa in the Sept. 2 Glens Falls Stakes (G3T) at 1 3/8 miles. Swain is also represented by his grade 3-placed homebred Lottie.

  • Catholic Boy runs down Irish Territory to win the With Anticipation by a length

    Catholic Boy Prevails in With Anticipation

    In his second start, Robert LaPenta's Catholic Boy posted a 12-1 upset, rallying from midpack to take the $150,000 With Anticipation Stakes (G3T) for 2-year-olds by one length Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course. 

  • Gun Runner heads back to the barn after his morning bath

    Gun Runner Puts in Final Woodward Work

    Multiple grade 1 winner Gun Runner put in his final breeze the morning of Aug. 28 for the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (G1) for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 2.

  • Lady Eli digs deep to score a determined victory in the Ballston Spa at Saratoga Race Course

    Lady Eli Surges to Victory in Ballston Spa

    Three years and one day after Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli won in her debut at Saratoga Race Course, the daughter of Divine Park surged down the stretch to pick up a victory in the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa Stakes (G2T).

  • Sadler's Joy and Julien Leparoux rally on the outside to take the Sword Dancer

    Sadler's Joy Rallies to Sword Dancer Victory

    After earning a pair of grade 1 placings earlier this year, Sadler's Joy uncorked a powerful late kick to rally past all six other rivals in the stretch to win the $1 million Sword Dancer Stakes (G1T) Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Charlie and Susan Chu lead Drefong to the Saratoga winner's circle for a second consecutive year

    Drefong Crushes Forego Competition

    After making his mark on Saratoga Race Course with a powerful 2016 King's Bishop (G1) score, Baoma Corporation's champion sprinter Drefong returned to the Spa Aug. 26 and romped in the $600,000 Forego Stakes (G1).

  • By the Moon holds off Highway Star to win the Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    No Denying By the Moon in This Year's Ballerina

    Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon set a slow opening fraction then held off all challenges in the stretch to post a narrow victory in the $500,000 Ketel One Ballerina Stakes (G1) Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Charles Fipke (left, holding shank) leads Forever Unbridled into the winner's circle as Dallas Stewart (left) looks on

    Forever Unbridled Hands Songbird Personal Ensign Defeat

    Charles Fipke's homebred Forever Unbridled handed champion Songbird just the second defeat of her career Aug. 26 when the 5-year-old mare closed down the center of the track at Saratoga Race Course to win the $700,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (G1).

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Litfin at Large: Handicapping Spa's Saturday Stakes

    Anyone who's anyone is running at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 26, where the 148th running of the Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) brings together three different winners of the three Triple Crown races for the first time since 1982.

  • Drefong (between horses) runs riderless in the Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar July 29

    Drefong Aims for Bing Crosby Rebound in Forego

    Looking to rebound from his last start July 29 in the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1), reigning champion sprinter Drefong will attempt to add another Saratoga Race Course grade 1 to his résumé in the $600,000 Forego Stakes (G1) Aug. 26.

  • Portrade after winning the 2016 New York Turf Writers Cup at Saratoga

    Portrade Aims to Repeat in New York Turf Writers Cup

    One year after registering a front-end victory in the New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (NSA-1), Portrade will try to defend that title when he faces an expected 11 other runners in the 2 3/8-mile steeplechase test Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Elate draws away to win the Alabama Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths at Saratoga Race Course

    Elate Dominates Alabama Stakes

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Elate ran down pacesetter It Tiz Well and drew off to a dominant victory in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Girvin (inside) works under Robby Albarado in company with Line Judge under trainer Joe Sharp

    Girvin, Cloud Computing Work at Saratoga

    Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) winner Girvin made his final work for the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) a swift one Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course, where he earned the bullet for five furlongs on the day.

  • March X Press gallops home with her ears pricked in the Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    March X Press Unleashed in Bolton Landing

    Golconda Stables' March X Press unleashed an explosive move in deep stretch of the Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 16 to pick up her second victory in as many starts for trainer Todd Pletcher.

  • Gun Runner gets a bath at Saratoga Race Course

    Gun Runner Returns to Work Tab

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner returned to the work tab Aug. 14 after his score in the Whitney Stakes (G1) and is on target for the Woodward Stakes Sept. 2.

  • Copper Bullet drew away in the stretch to win the Saratoga Special by four lengths

    Copper Bullet All Business in Saratoga Special

    After a less-than-ideal trip resulted in a second-place finish in the Bashford Manor Stakes (G3), Copper Bullet delivered a professional effort to win the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2) Aug. 13.

  • Manuel Franco celebrates his first Saratoga Race Course grade 1 on World Approval

    World Approval Kicks Clear in Fourstardave

    Dialing back in distance and skimming easily over good turf after a heavy rainstorm Aug. 12 at Saratoga Race Course, veteran World Approval kicked clear to win the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T).

  • Pure Silver pulls away in the stretch to win the Adirondack Stakes

    Pure Silver Dominates Adirondack Stakes

    In her first time outside of New York-bred company, Pure Silver showed she was up to the challenge when she shook free of her competition and pulled away to win by 9 1/2 lengths in the Aug. 12 $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2). 

  • Hip 49 is a half brother to grade 3 winner and grade 1 stakes-placed Royal Mo

    Malibu Moon Colt 'Very Special' for Robinsons

    Few horses bred, raised, or sold by Jim and Pam Robinson have excited them as much as a handsome son of Malibu Moon consigned by Lane's End on their behalf to the Aug. 7 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.