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  • NYRA senior vice president and chief financial officer Susanne Stover

    NYRA Financials a Mixed Bag So Far in 2013

    The New York Racing Association reported net income of $8.2 million for the first six months of 2013, up 2% from the same period in 2012 because of an increase in video lottery terminal revenue and a decrease in expenses.

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    Travers Overnight Rating Up Slightly

    The overnight Nielsen rating for NBC Sports Group's "Summer at Saratoga" Aug. 24 broadcast highlighted by the Travers Stakes (gr. I) was 0.17, up 1% over last year's rating, according to the television ratings company.

  • NYRA Officials Address Wide Range of Topics

    The amount of racing at Saratoga Race Course, the quality of the technology available at the track, and the future of the facilities at all New York Racing Association tracks were the focus of an Aug. 26 forum.

  • Grass in Future for Regis Racing's Zinzay

    Trainer George "Rusty" Arnold believed Zinzay was going to be a turf horse and the Smart Strike filly showed her affinity for that surface when she won a 1 1/16-mile maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies.

  • NYRA Committee Discusses Turf Breakdowns

    A day after two horses broke down in the same race on the turf at Saratoga Race Course the issue dominated a scheduled New York Racing Association Equine Safety Committee.

  • Martin Garcia will ride 5-2 morning-line favorite Game On Dude in the Pacific Classic.

    Martin Garcia Inherits Mount on Game On Dude

    Martin Garcia was slated to ride Liaison in the Aug. 25 TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar, but inherited a bigger assignment when jockey Joel Rosario fractured his foot in an Aug. 23 racing accident at Saratoga.

  • Royal Delta faces four in the Personal Ensign. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2369612231&k=7D6gbrM">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta Back for More in Personal Ensign

    Champion mare Royal Delta is the class of a small group entered in the $600,000 Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 25 at Saratoga, but as we saw last year in this event, sometimes even class gets beat.

  • Centre Court tries to return to the Winner's Circle in the Ballston Spa Stakes.
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    Ballston Spa Stakes Draws Competitive Field

    Grade I winner Centre Court will face Laughing, Miz Ida, Somali Lemonade, and Hungry Island trying to make it back to the winner's circle in the $250,000 Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 24 at Saratoga.

  • Dance to Bristol winning the Honorable Miss.
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    Dance to Bristol Faces Steepest Test Yet

    Dance to Bristol has answered every question asked in her past six starts by delivering six wins. She faces a bigger task in the Aug. 23 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) against 10 others including Starship Truffles and Book Review.

  • Boisterous won the Man o' War Stakes on July 13.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2632899647&k=LJQHPN9">Order This Photo</a>

    Boisterous Tops Full Field in Sword Dancer

    Boisterous may have won the Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) last time out at Belmont Park, but he isn't scaring away competition from the Aug. 17 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Princess of Sylmar will face only five foes in the Alabama Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2646739810&k=8bhLLXH">Order This Photo</a>

    Alabama May Clinch Princess of Sylmar Eclipse

    With most of the big-name 3-year-old fillies on the sidelines or headed elsewhere, King of Prussia Stable's Princess of Sylmar will face only five foes in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course.

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    Normandy Invasion to WinStar for Freshening

    Owner Rick Porter initially thought he might get 3-year-old Normandy Invasion back to the races before the end of 2013, but confirmed Aug. 9 the Fox Hill Farms runner will miss the remainder of the season.

  • Orb
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    Orb Extends Fair Hill Stay, Preps for Travers

    Though Hall of Fame horseman Shug McGaughey originally planned to bring Phipps Stable and Stuart Janney III's Malibu Moon colt to the upstate New York racetrack Aug. 7, he could remain in Maryland until next week.

  • Aubby K
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    Grade I Winner Aubby K Sold After Retirement

    Aubby K, winner of the Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) and the Inside Information Stakes (gr. II), was retired from racing this week with a fractured sesamoid in her foreleg sustained after a workout at Saratoga July 29.

  • Gentlemen's Bet (right) defeated Delaunay in the Iowa Sprint Handicap.

    Delaunay, Gentlemen's Bet Head Vanderbilt

    A compact but quality field led by top sprinters Delaunay and Gentlemen's Bet will line up Aug. 4 for the $400,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I), which has attracted just five older horses.

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    Normandy Invasion Returns to Training

    Fox Hill Farm's Normandy Invasion is back in training following a brief setback due to an abscess and could be a week away from breezing, but no decision has been reached on a race target for the 3-year-old son of Tapit.

  • Dance to Bristol wins the Honorable Miss.
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    Honorable Miss Makes Six for Dance to Bristol

    Coming from off the pace in the $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course, Susan Wantz's Dance to Bristol extended her win streak to six with her July 29 victory.

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    Mucho Macho Man, Alpha Work for Whitney

    Multiple grade II winner Mucho Macho Man, 2012 Travers Stakes (gr. I) dead-heat winner Alpha, and Fast Falcon were all on the worktab July 27 at Saratoga, tuning up for the Aug. 3 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I).

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    Successful Dan on Course for Whitney

    Trainer Charlie LoPresti said Morton Fink's grade II winner Successful Dan remains pointed toward the Aug. 3 Whitney Invitational (gr. I) at Saratoga, a race he missed last year after injuring his suspensory.

  • Saratoga Race Course

    NBC Sports Unveils Saratoga Schedule

    The New York Racing Association and the NBC Sports Group are partnering for a third consecutive year to present the "Summer at Saratoga" series, with seven live broadcasts from Saratoga Race Course.

  • Joel Rosario

    Rosario Wins ESPY Award for Top Jockey

    Joel Rosario was named outstanding jockey of 2013 at the ESPYS Presented by Capital One July 17 during an awards ceremony held in downtown Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

  • NYRA Chief Meets With Locals in Saratoga

    After meeting with the media earlier in the day July 17, New York Racing Association president and chief executive officer Chris Kay made his first public appearance at the annual Saratoga Race Course meet preview.