Keyword: Saratoga Race Course

  • Erinn Higgins

    First Female Steward at the Spa Begins Monday

    Beginning July 27 at Saratoga Race Course, Erinn Higgins will become the first female steward at the Saratoga Springs track, serving as alternate state steward for the New York State Gaming Commission under Steve Lewandowski.

  • Plenty of Questions at Saratoga Meet Preview

    Two days before the opening of a Saratoga meet that will see a number of changes, a near-capacity crowd at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame had plenty of questions for NYRA president Chris Kay.

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    Curalina, Include Betty Head CCAO Talent

    The well-traveled Curalina carries a three-race winning streak into the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 25, and seeks her second grade I victory in a row against the likes of Include Betty and Keen Pauline.

  • Cocked and Loaded will try for a second straight stakes victory in the Sanford Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-v65bWmT">Order This Photo</a>

    Cocked and Loaded Targets Sanford Stakes

    Tremont Stakes winner Cocked and Loaded will try for a second straight stakes victory when he starts in the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) on Saturday, July 25 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Celestine has won 4 straight races.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Q2BZCD8">Order This Photo</a>

    Celestine Carries Win Streak Into Lake George

    A winner of three straight stakes and four straight races overall, Celestine will try to land her first graded stakes victory in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) July 24, opening day at Saratoga.

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    Uncle Sigh's Breeze Thrills Trainer Contessa

    Twice grade III-placed Uncle Sigh breezed four furlongs in :49.54 on the Oklahoma training track Tuesday, July 21, at Saratoga Race Course as the son of Indian Charlie prepares for his first start in more than a year.

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    Take Charge Brandi to Test, Travers Next?

    If Take Charge Brandi aces her comeback in the Aug. 8 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga against her own division, a run against the boys could be possible in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I), said owner Willis Horton.

  • Empire Dreams wins the Commentator Stakes.

    NY Begins Weekly Track Information Reports

    The New York State Gaming Commission announced a major new transparency initiative at its May 26 meeting. It has begun posting weekly reports from the New York Racing Association tracks, and will expand it to others.

  • Saratoga Study Touts Impact of VLT Revenue

    Video lottery terminals at Aqueduct Racetrack have helped push up prices of New York-bred yearlings and increased the state's foal crop in what economic development officials say has been a far-reaching impact.

  • Trainer todd Pletcher at the2013 kentucky Derby Post Position Draw...
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    Todd Pletcher IS Funny… No, Really

    Rivals and racing fans may view top trainer Todd Pletcher as reserved and unemotional, but there is more to the dedicated horseman than meets the eye. A competitive nature, sly wit, and drive to succeed have carried him to the top of the game.

  • NYRA Working on Facility Improvements

    As a new year begins and live racing continues at Aqueduct Racetrack, a host of capital improvements are under way at Belmont Park in preparation for the upcoming spring meet. Live racing returns to Belmont April 29.

  • Chris Kay

    Kay Outlines Recent Successes to NYRA Board

    With an eye on the future, New York Racing Association president and chief executive officer Chris Kay extolled the successes of the present and the recent past at a meeting of NYRA's board of directors on Sept. 29.

  • Trainer Eric Guillot with Moreno

    Guillot, Jerkens Like Chances in Gold Cup

    Trainer Eric Guillot believes Moreno ran his best race ever in the July 5 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park, so he's looking for another top effort from the 4-year-old gelding in the Sept. 27 Jockey Club Gold Cup.

  • My Miss Sophia blisses out as Carol Seaver works her magic.

    Magic Touch: Human Therapist Helps Racehorses

    A keen observer of the subtle nuances of movement, balance, and alignment, Carol Seaver takes it all in and tunes into the Thoroughbreds that need her attention. When she works on horses, magic happens.

  • So Lonesome wins the Albany Stakes.
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    Jerkens, So Lonesome Highlight Showcase Day

    Trainer Jimmy Jerkens' really big weekend at Saratoga Race Course concluded Aug. 24 with when the 55-year-old son of Hall of Famer H. Allen Jerkens won the $200,000 Fleet Indian Stakes with Star Grazing.

  • Coup de Grace won the Amsterdam Stakes on July 26 at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-VxzQqLw">Order This Photo</a>

    King's Bishop: Coup de Grace vs. Wildcat Red

    The $500,000 Kettle One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) pits front-running speedster Wildcat Red against proven closer Coup de Grace, both sharing highweight assignments of 121 pounds Aug. 23 at Saratoga.

  • Wise Dan <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Mile/33150010_L6N4PX#!i=2888974700&k=JPkB87S">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan to Make Return in Bernard Baruch

    If all goes well, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will begin his road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 30.

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    LoPresti Leans to Woodbine Mile for Wise Dan

    Trainer Charlie LoPresti was still mulling over comeback options for Wise Dan but seemed more inclined toward deciding Aug. 16 after sending the Horse of the Year through his third dirt work at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Cozmic One training at Saratoga

    Patience Key for Shirreffs With Cozmic One

    2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta never set foot in New York, but her first-born son Cozmic One arrived at Saratoga Springs' legendary racetrack last month to spend the summer learning about life as a racehorse.

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    Wise Dan Drills in Company on Saratoga Dirt

    Despite skipping a start in the Aug. 9 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT), two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan moved forward in his recovery from colic surgery when he worked over the main track at Saratoga that day.

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    Emotional Inductions Highlight Hall of Fame

    With celebration and nostalgia, the 2014 Hall of Fame class that began tinged with controversy was inducted Aug. 8 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in a ceremony that honored two equine champions, Ashado and Curlin.

  • Undefeated Vivian Da Bling will face 6 in the $200,000 Adirondack (gr. II) at Saratoga on August 10.

    Adirondack: Angela Renee Among Debut Winners

    A well-bred group of 2-year-old fillies will face off in the $200,000 Adirondack (gr. II) at Saratoga, with 5-2 morning line favorite Angela Renee taking on Take Charge Brandi and undefeated Vivian Da Bling.

  • Mr. Z (inside) finished second to Big Trouble in the 2014 Sanford Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Dbt7vbV">Order This Photo</a>

    Troubled Mr. Z Gets Second Chance in Special

    Zayat Stables' Mr. Z, runner-up by a neck last time out to Big Trouble in the Sanford Stakes (gr. III), gets a second chance at his first graded stakes win Aug. 10 in the $200,000 Toyota Saratoga Special (gr. II).

  • Silver Max makes his second start of 2014 in the Fourstardave Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1829086852&k=s66rft8y">Order This Photo</a>

    Small Field for Silver Max in Fourstardave

    With Wise Dan still progressing in his comeback from May 16 colic surgery, favoritism and a highweight assignment in Saratoga's $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) go to Dale Romans trainee Silver Max.

  • Vic Zast at the Breeders' Cup.

    Turf Writer Vic Zast Dies at Age 69

    Vic Zast, a racetrack executive, businessman, turf writer, and ardent racing fan, died Aug. 3. Zast, who had been a regular contributor to The Blood-Horse and authored the "Saratoga Diary" blog at Bloodhorse.com, was 69.