Keyword: Saratoga Race Course

  • 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.

  • Rally Cry wins the 2017 Alydar Stakes

    Rally Cry Gives Notice in Alydar

    While the bad fortune for the once-promising Mohaymen continued in the Alydar Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 6, the Todd Pletcher-trained Rally Cry alerted the older handicap division that he could be a new force with a 8 3/4-length win.

  • Gun Runner is the commanding favorite in the Whitney Stakes

    Weekend Stakes Rundown: Whitney Day at Saratoga

    Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week a loaded card at Saratoga Race Course, featuring two grade 1 races, highlights the schedule.

  • Classic Empire (outside) trains over the Churchill main track in his most recent work June 2

    Pennsylvania Derby in Play for Classic Empire

    With the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (G1) looming and his presence on the work tab still unaccounted for since arriving at Saratoga Race Course, a start in the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) is a "Plan B" that could become a reality for Classic Empire.

  • Neolithic hasn't started since his third-place finish in the Dubai World Cup

    Neolithic Returns in Saratoga Allowance Test

    Neolithic, the third-place finisher in the world's two richest Thoroughbred races, will make his first start in nearly four months Aug. 5, when he returns against a solid field of nine challengers in an allowance race at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Paid Up Subscriber Recovering from Surgery

    After a dazzling performance at Saratoga Race Course in which she ran away to a 32 1/2-length score in the Shuvee Handicap (G3), Paid Up Subscriber had ankle surgery this week and will be sidelined for at least 60 days, her trainer Chad Brown said.

  • Hunter O'Riley flies down the stretch to capture the  Bowling Green Stakes

    Hunter O'Riley Goes Last to First in Bowling Green

    The 16-1 longshot in the field of seven, long-distance specialist Hunter O'Riley surged down the Saratoga Race Course stretch July 29 and managed to snag a win in the final strides of the $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2T). 

  • Coal Front stays undefeated with a victory in the Amsterdam Stakes

    Coal Front Continues Streak in Amsterdam

    Winning his first two starts by a combined 9 1/4 lengths, Coal Front took another step forward in his short career when he extended his win streak to three races and picked up his first graded score in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2). 

  • NYRA Teams With Monmouth for 'Cross-Country' Pick 4

    The New York Racing Association announced today the continuation of the "Cross-Country Pick 4" for July 30 that will include the grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park and races at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Swansea Mile clears a fence during the A. P. Smithwick

    Swansea Mile Delivers a Smithwick Shocker

    A move to the United States had not paid many dividends for Swansea Mile, but all of that changed July 27, when the 7-year-old Dylan Thomas gelding delivered a stunning upset in the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Handicap (G1T) at Saratoga.

  • Ascend takes the grade 1 Manhattan Stakes June 10 at Belmont

    Ascend, Bigger Picture to Clash in Bowling Green

    In his graded stakes debut, Ascend reached racing's heights. Now the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride will try for consistency at the graded level when he faces six other older horses in the Bowling Green Stakes (G2T) July 29 at Saratoga.

  • Hemsworth wins the 2016 Nashua Stakes

    Focused Hemsworth Entered in Curlin Stakes

    Godolphin Racing's Hemsworth will return to stakes company while attempting to regain the form he showed as a juvenile in a field of seven 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes on Saratoga Race Course's main track.

  • Portrade takes a hurdle during the 2016 New York Turf Writers Cup at Saratoga

    Portrade Back at Saratoga for A.P. Smithwick

    The Fields Stable's Portrade, freshened off a pair of starts to open his 8-year-old season, returns to the site of his most recent victory when he heads a field of 11 in the A.P. Smithwick Memorial hurdle (NSA-1) July 27 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Abel Tasman grinds out a win in the CCA Oaks

    Gutsy Move Gets Abel Tasman CCA Oaks Win

    A gusty move to the front of the six-horse field on Abel Tasman from jockey Mike Smith after the first quarter-mile earned the Quality Road filly her third consecutive grade 1 victory in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1).

  • Paulassilverlining won the Humana Distaff over Finest City and will now tackle the Honorable Miss Handicap

    Paulassilverlining Tops Honorable Miss Handicap

    By the Moon, Paulassilverlining, and Finley'sluckycharm are all seeking to extend their current stakes win streaks in a field of five for the 26th running of the $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (G2) July 26 at Saratoga Race Course.  

  • Firenze Fire holds off Free Drop Billy in the Sanford Stakes

    Firenze Fire Upsets Sanford Stakes

    Mr Amore Stables' homebred Firenze Fire rolled past the frontrunner and fended off a late challenge in the stretch to upset the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) at Saratoga Race Course July 22

  • Dream It Is coasts to a nine-length win in Saratoga's Schuylerville

    Dream It Is The Real Deal in Schuylerville

    The ability Dream It Is showed on the all-weather track at Woodbine translated even better in her first try on dirt, as she chased a wicked pace then threw down the hammer in the form of a nine-length win in the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (G3)

  • Classic Empire has been sidelined by a hoof abscess since early June

    Classic Empire to Resume Galloping

    John Oxley's reigning juvenile male champion Classic Empire is scheduled to resume galloping the morning of July 22 following an easy week at Saratoga Race Course, said Norman Casse, assistant trainer to his father Mark.

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    NYRA XP App Available for First Time at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that its new app, NYRA XP, will for the first time be available to fans at Saratoga Race Course during the 2017 summer meet.

  • TVG Plans Special Coverage, Events at Saratoga

    Beginning July 21, TVG will be live from its trackside location at Saratoga for its six-week summer meeting, covering every race, every day of the meet while raising awareness for leading racehorse retirement, re-training, and aftercare programs. 

  • Arrogate won last year's Travers Stakes, highlight of the Saratoga Race Course season that opens July 21

    Plenty of Action to Start Saratoga Meet

    The opening weekend of the all-important race meet begins with five graded stakes, including opening day co-features of the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) for 2-year-old fillies and the Lake George Stakes (G3T) for 3-year-old fillies on turf.

  • Shug McGaughey talks things over with Dinny Phipps and Will Farish at Saratoga in a photo featured in the Tony Leonard exhibit at the Hall of Fame.

    Tony Leonard Exhibit Opens at Hall of Fame

    The summer racing season isn't the only major opening occurring in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., July 21. The Racing Museum and Hall of Fame will be unveiling its exhibition of 50 images shot by legendary equine photographer Tony Leonard that day.

  • Arrogate wins last year's Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Saratoga Race Course Meet Begins July 21

    Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 21 for its 40-day summer meet that includes 69 stakes worth a record $18.775 million in purses.

  • NYTHA General Meeting Planned July 25 at Saratoga

    There will be a general membership meeting of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association at noon, July 25, 2017 behind the Recreation Hall on Union Avenue at Saratoga Race Course.  

  • NYRA Bets Pick 5: Smaller Pool, Bigger Value

    It didn't take long for value-conscious horseplayers to see the benefits of the NYRA Bets Pick 5 rolled out July 4 for players at the advance-deposit wagering site, as well as on-track and in-state players

  • Anthony Bonomo Sr. with son Anthony Bonomo Jr. at the Kentucky Derby draw May 3 at Churchill Downs

    Saratoga Helped Draw Bonomo to Horse Racing

    Anthony Bonomo, whose Brooklyn Boyz Stables is one of the partners on Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming, said his first trip to Saratoga Springs, N.Y.—a visit that was his wife Mary Ellen’s idea—drew him into the sport.

  • Saratoga's Oklahoma Training Track Opens April 17

    The Thoroughbreds will make their way back to the Spa City in a prelude to the annual summer meet at Saratoga Race Course when the famed Oklahoma Training Track officially opens for spring training April 17. 

  • Chris Kay

    Oversight Panel Approves NYRA Spending Plans

    A New York state oversight panel has approved major spending plans for 2017 by the New York Racing Association, though not before an annual disagreement surfaced about whether NYRA runs a surplus or deficit from its racing operations.