Keyword: Saratoga Special

  • World Approval with jockey Manuel Franco bypasses the field to win the 33rd running of The Fourstardave at the Saratoga Race  Course Aug. 12, 2017  in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  (Skip Dickstein

    The Week in Photos 8/15/2017

    Arlington Million Stakes, Beverly D. S., Secretariat Stakes , Fourstardave H., Adirondack Stakes, Best Pal Stakes, Saratoga Special, Pucker Up Stakes, Rancho Bernardo H., Groupie Doll Stakes, Longacres Mile H., Seagram Cup, Monmouth Oaks and more.

  • 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.

  • The Week in Photos for 8/16/2016

    Arlington Million, Beverly D., Secretariat, Best Pal, American St. Leger, Pucker Up, Saratoga Special, Rancho Bernardo Handicap and more.

  • Exaggerator

    Desormeaux Barn Buzzing Over Exaggerator

    There was plenty of excitement at trainer Keith Desormeaux's barn Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course following Exaggerator's game victory in the Saratoga Special (gr. II) for 2-year-olds the previous day.

  • Exaggerator wins the Saratoga Special.
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    Exaggerator Brave in Saratoga Special

    Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator shipped in from California and put on a brave performance Aug. 16, splitting horses midstretch before surging to victory in the $200,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Saratoga Mischief Heads Saratoga Special

    After winning the Sanford (gr. III) with Uncle Vinny, trainer Todd Pletcher will try for middle jewel of the 2-year-old trio at Saratoga when sending out Saratoga Mischief Aug. 15 for Twin Creeks Racing.

  • Summer Squall and jockey Pat Day wins the 1990 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.  
Photo by: Skip Dickstein

    Game as Dick Tracy: The Summer Squall Story

    On the 25th anniversary of their plucky colt’s Preakness Stakes (gr. I) win, Dogwood Stable’s Cot Campbell recalls the thrilling highs and gut-wrenching lows of campaigning a top 3-year-old along the 1990 Triple Crown trail.

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    Saratoga Special Winner Corfu Retired

    Corfu, who set a stakes record in the 2013 Saratoga Special (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at John & Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.

  • Corfu wins the Saratoga Special.
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    Corfu Gives Pletcher First Saratoga Special

    Front-running Corfu nipped Wired Bryan by a bare nose in a desperate finish to the $200,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) Aug. 11, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his first win in the race for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Todd Pletcher will try to win the Saratoga Special with Stat.

    Stat Ready for Saratoga Special

    Trainer Todd Pletcher has become well-known for his "Todd-lers" at Saratoga, winning such 2-year-old stakes as the Hopeful, Spinaway, Sanford, and Schuylerville at the Spa.

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    Kantharos Injured, Retired

    Two-time graded stakes winner and leading juvenile Kantharos suffered a career-ending leg fracture earlier this week while galloping out following a routine workout at Saratoga it was announced Aug. 31.

  • Kantharos won the Bashford Manor by 9 1/2 lengths.

    Kantharos Returns in Saratoga Special

    Stonestreet Stables' Kantharos, who turned in the summer's most impressive juvenile stakes performance last out, returns to face four rivals in the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) Aug. 16 at Saratoga.

  • D' Funnybone leads the way home in the Saratoga Special.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8419328%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Saratoga Special a Laugher for D' Funnybone

    D' Funnybone, purchased privately one month ago by Paul Pompa Jr., provided an immediate return on the investment when he crushed his rivals in the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) at the Spa Aug. 20.

  • Trainer D. Wayne Lukas will try to win the Saratoga Special for the 4th time with longshot Activity Report.

    Trainers Hoping For That 'Special' 2-Year-Old

    Of the three major races for juvenile males at the Saratoga, D. Wayne Lukas has won the Sanford (gr. II) and Hopeful (gr. I) five times apiece, and the Saratoga Special (gr. II) three more times. On Aug. 20, Lukas will go for Special No. 4 when he sends out longshot Activity Report in the $150,000 event.

  • Run Away and Hide pulls away from Break Water Edison to take the Saratoga Special.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5527515%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Run Away and Hide Takes Saratoga Special

    Run Away and Hide stayed unbeaten in three starts and earned the second graded stakes victory of his young career, edging clear of Break Water Edison in mid-stretch to win the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) by 1 1/4 lengths Aug. 14.

  • Kentucky Stakes (gr. III) winner Run Away and Hide headlines the Aug. 14 Saratoga Special (gr. II).<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4422159%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Promising Juveniles Ready For 'Special'

    Run Away and Hide, undefeated in two starts and entering off a victory in the May 1 Kentucky Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, tops a promising field of 2-year-old colts in the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) Aug. 14.

  • Kodiak Kowboy lassos a Saratoga Special win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2029306%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Kodiak Kowboy an Old Pro in Saratoga Special Win

    Kodiak Kowboy had more experience than any of his five rivals in the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II). Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan used that to his advantage as he waited patiently to burst between horses en route to a convincing three-length victory in a main track test for 2-year-olds Aug. 16.

  • Unbeaten Kodiak Kowboy will face 6 challengers in the Saratoga Special.

    Kodiak Kowboy Heads Saratoga Special Field

    Kodiak Kowboy, unbeaten in his last three races, will attempt to add another black-type victory to his resume when he faces six other 2-year-olds in Aug. 16 Saratoga Special (gr. II) at 6 1/2 furlongs at Saratoga.

  • Chace City captures the Saratoga Special Breeders' Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D492569%26sequencenum%3D0%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Chace City Looks Special at the Spa

    Chace City dueled for the early lead then pulled away in the stretch to win the Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) by a length at the Spa Aug. 17. King of the Roxy, who gave chase early, finished second in the $200,000 race for juveniles.

  • Steeplechase, Eventing Publications Merged

    ST Publishing announced Monday the formation of <i>The Times</i>, a new publication that will focus on the equestrian sports of steeplechase racing and eventing. The move combines ST's two publications <i>Steeplechase</i> and <i>Eventing Times</i>, and will take effect at the start of the 2006 publishing season in March.

  • Two Juvenile Stakes Dropped from Saratoga Schedule

    Two historic stakes for 2-year-olds, the Saratoga Special (gr. II) and the Adirondack (gr. II), both run for the first time in 1901, have been dropped from the schedule for the 2004 season at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Cuvee runs away with Saratoga Special.

    Cuvee Cruises in Saratoga Special

    Cuvee cruised to an easy 7 1/2-length win over a sloppy going in Wednesday's $150,000 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga. The Steve Asmussen trainee covered the 6 1/2-furlong distance in 1:15.4. Pomeroy was second, followed by Limehouse 2 3/4 lengths back in third.

  • Zavata rolls to victory in the Saratoga Special.

    Zavata Bounds to Special Victory at the Spa

    Michael Tabor's Zavata stalked a fast early pace and drew off to an authoritative 7 ¼-length victory Wednesday in the 100th running of the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) for 2-year-olds.

  • $150,000 Saratoga Special On Tap at The Spa

    Lone Star Sky heads a small field of five runners in the 100th renewal of this famous stakes for 2-year-olds Wednesday, but his trainer, Thomas Amoss, may not make the trip from Louisville.

  • Jump Start is Something in 'Special'

    Overbrook Farm's homebred Jump Start, the 8-5 favorite in the Saratoga Special (gr. II), ran down a tiring Heavyweight Champ in the final 100 yards to win the $150,000 race by three-quarters of a length. It was 5 1/2-lengths back to third-place finisher Booklet.

  • City Zip, ridden by Jose Santos

    City Zip Earns Third Stakes Win in Special

    Carl Bowling and Charles R. Thompson's City Zip pressed early leader Strait Cat through opening fractions of :22.17 and :45.27 before pulling away to a 2 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) Wednesday at Saratoga.

  • American Century Breezes Toward Special

    Peachtree Stable's American Century breezed five furlongs for trainer Todd Pletcher Sunday morning, completing the distance in 1:02 2/5 over a muddy track at Saratoga. The 2-year-old, who won a Sartoga maiden race by 7 1/4 lengths, will run next in the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) on Wednesday at Saratoga.