Keyword: Saratoga Race Course

  • Saratoga racing supporters are in a battle with the New York governor

    Cuomo Administration Fires Back at Criticism

    The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hitting back at criticism from the Saratoga Springs community over the recent controversy involving the now-scuttled plan to end a four-year period of state government control of NYRA.

  • Mohaymen

    Mohaymen Back to Work in New York

    Shadwell Stable's multiple grade II winner Mohaymen returned to the worktab June 23 with a three-furlong breeze at the Greentree Training Center adjacent to Saratoga Race Course.

  • Mike Smith celebrates aboard Songbird after here win in the Summertime Oaks

    Songbird Heading East for Summer Campaign

    A day after she had her way with an overmatched field in her fourth consecutive start at Santa Anita Park, owner Rick Porter decided Songbird needs to take it to the other top fillies in her division.

  • Saratoga races will get more television exposure this year

    FOX Sports to Air Saratoga Races

    The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and FOX Sports have announced a multiyear agreement to telecast NYRA racing live from Saratoga Race Course beginning this season on the FS2 national sports channel.

  • Saratoga Race Course

    Second Saratoga Group Sounds Off on NYRA Plan

    Another Saratoga Springs-based organization has issued a call for privatization of the New York Racing Association as state lawmakers work on legislation that will shape the future structure of the organization.

  • NYRA president and CEO Chris Kay

    NYRA Offers Three Re-Organization Options

    Three-and-a-half years after being put under state control by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New York Racing Association board of the directors approved a plan April 12 for a return to privatization at a meeting in New York City.

  • Saratoga Race Course

    NYRA: Safety Push Helped Reduce Breakdowns

    The New York Racing Association March 24 credited multiple safety protocols implemented over the past several years for a catastrophic injury rate that has been lower than the average for all Equine Injury Database tracks.

  • A successful Saratoga meet this year contributed to financial gains for NYRA

    NYRA: Handle, Attendance, Income Increase

    At the end of a year that saw record-breaking wagering and attendance, the board of directors of the New York Racing Association Dec. 9 celebrated success while at the same planning conservatively for the future.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen Fined in New York PETA Probe

    The New York State Commission Nov. 23 proposed far-reaching equine drug rules as they slapped trainer Steve Asmussen with a $10,000 fine stemming from a probe into allegations of equine abuse brought against him by PETA.

  • NYSGC equine medical director Dr. Scott Palmer

    NY Pilot Program Offers EKGs for Horses

    New York is beginning a pilot program at Aqueduct Racetrack and Belmont Park to screen Thoroughbreds for cardiac arrhythmias with the use of a small recording device attached to a smartphone or computer.

  • Saratoga had a productive summer meet in 2015

    NYRA Touts Finances, Customer Service

    NYRA president Christopher Kay, whose contract extension was announced Oct. 21, said the organization most likely will experience an increase in profit this year exclusive of revenue from video lottery terminals.

  • Ralis wins the Hopeful Stakes.
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    Ralis Rallies to Hopeful Stakes Upset

    Reddam Racing's homebred Ralis shipped into Saratoga Race Course and pulled an upset victory over favored Magna Light in the $350,000 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-olds Sept. 7.

  • Liam's Map leaves the rest behind in the Woodward. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-BVcr8T4">Order This Photo</a>

    Liam's Map Reaches Destination in Woodward

    One race after being caught late in the Whitney Stakes (gr. I), Liam's Map led at every call in the $600,000 Woodward Stakes on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course, drawing off to easily earn his first grade I victory.

  • World Approval holds off Money Multiplier to take the Saranac Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-73Nk6c6">Order This Photo</a>

    World Approval Rides Hedge to Win Saranac

    Live Oak Plantation's World Approval found space on the hedge and went from last to first exiting the final turn to win the $300,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Liam's Map faces an expected seven other horses in the $600,000 Woodward Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-KSnjgNc">Order This Photo</a>

    Back to Business for Liam's Map in Woodward

    Four weeks after just missing his first grade I victory in the Whitney Stakes (gr. I), Liam's Map will try again when he faces an expected seven other horses in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Keen Ice

    Travers Overnight Rating Best Since 2004

    NBC's two-hour broadcast that included Keen Ice's upset victory over Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 drew an overnight rating of 1.33, the best for the race since 2004.

  • Private Zone runs away from the field in the Forego Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-b8pFkq8">Order This Photo</a>

    Private Zone Speeds to Forego Victory

    Private Zone went out to the lead unchallenged in the seven-furlong Forego Stakes (gr. I) and remained there throughout to win by open lengths Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • PR Leader Ed Lewi Passes on Travers Day

    Public relations executive Ed Lewi, founder of the Capital Region public relations agency that has assisted in media relations and marketing efforts for NYRA since the late 1970s, passed away Aug. 29. He was 81.

  • Runhappy rolls to victory in the NYRA.com King's Bishop Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-MtTFzLs">Order This Photo</a>

    Runhappy Romps to Record King's Bishop Score

    Runhappy ran them off their feet Aug 29 in the $500,000 NYRA.com King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, giving trainer Maria Borell her first grade I victory and collecting the first one of his own in stakes-record time.

  • 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.

  • American Pharoah gallops at Saratoga on August 28, 2015.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-6k2xRmp">Order This Photo</a>

    Large Crowd Watches American Pharoah Gallop

    On a glorious morning at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 28, an estimated crowd of 15,000 flocked to the track to watch Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in his final gallop before his bid in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes.

  • Divine Fortune

    Champion Divine Fortune Dies After Fall

    Divine Fortune, the 12-year-old champion steeplechaser of 2013, was euthanized Aug. 27 as a result of injuries sustained when he fell during the New York Turf Writers Cup at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Competitive Edge won the Hopeful Stakes last year at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-FjkgB54">Order This Photo</a>

    Competitive Edge Needs Rebound at Saratoga

    Still looking to recapture the magic from his performance on the first Saturday in May, Competitive Edge may have found the right spot in the $500,000 NYRA.com King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 29.

  • Tepin won her first three starts of 2015, including the grade I Just A Game Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-tQ7RXJ8">Order This Photo</a>

    Tepin Seeks Rebound in Ballston Spa

    Robert Masterson's Tepin, who is a nose away from being undefeated in four starts this year, appears well-spotted to get back on the winning track in the $400,000 Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 29 at Saratoga.

  • American Pharoah arrives<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-HxZgfc4">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Arrives at Saratoga

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah stepped off the van at Saratoga Race Course at precisely 3 p.m. Aug. 26 for his next assignment, the $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) coming up Aug. 29.

  • 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.

  • 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.