Undefeated Lady Eli continued to work toward her first start of the year, putting in an 'A+' move Aug. 13 on Saratoga's Oklahoma turf course, according to trainer Chad Brown. She is slated to run in the Aug. 27 Ballston Spa (gr. IIT).
Initially concerned about rain forecast for the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., area over the weekend, trainer Keith Desormeaux decided to pass on the penultimate workout for Travers (gr. I) hopeful Exaggerator scheduled for Aug. 13.
Trainer David Donk is hoping that the third time is the charm when he sends out Gerald and Susan Kresa's New York-bred multiple stakes winner King Kreesa in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 13.
The Jockey Club will provide a live video stream for the 64th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Ever So Clever, with a 93 Equibase Speed Figure in her July 1 debut, holds the edge with an outside post draw for the Aug. 13 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) for juvenile fillies at Saratoga.
Nine Tapit yearlings averaged $713,889
Worked five furlongs in 1:00.64 at Saratoga Aug. 9.
Claire Novak recaps day 1 of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale. Watch the top hips in the ring as Claire provides numbers and analysis of the session's action. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales
Two sons of leading sire Tapit headline the list of horses with potential to ring a bell during the Aug. 9 second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale.
Chad Brown is off to a quick start in his bid to unseat Todd Pletcher as the top trainer at the prestigious Saratoga meet
The Steve Asmussen pair of classic winner Creator and multiple grade II winner Gun Runner each worked a half-mile Aug. 8 on the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga.
Andrew Motion’s life has come full circle. Motion, who has a one-horse consignment to the Saratoga selected yearling sale, worked on the Fasig-Tipton muck crew when he was young and accompanied his father, agent Michael Motion, to the auction.
Sires of earners of $250,000 or more from 2011-13 crops
Undefeated Lady Eli is right on course for her expected return in the $400,000 Ballston Spa (gr. II) Aug. 27 at Saratoga following a five-furlong breeze the morning of Aug. 7, trainer Chad Brown said.
"I got her in November, and she's a lovely filly," Ward said. "You can ship her anywhere, she's absolutely no problem."
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak previews the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale which features yearlings by Frankel, Uncle Mo, War Front, and Tapit. Also includes comments from Mark Taylor. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency
Don Alberto Stable's Chilean import Guapaza took over from pacesetter Photo Call in early stretch, then was hard ridden to repel Suffused to win the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya (gr. IIIT) Aug. 6 at Saratoga Race Course.
A day after graded stakes winner Recepta suffered a fractured pelvis while galloping at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Jimmy Toner reported that she is in comfortable and stable condition at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga Springs.
The new facility has additional surgical facilities and has increased its office and storage space.
Don Alberto Stable's Guapaza, an import from Chile trained by Chad Brown, figures to take the Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes (gr. IIIT) a long way Aug. 6 at Saratoga.
Off the Tracks will have to hold off fellow graded stakes winners Lewis Bay and Lightstream in a tough tussle in the seven-furlong Longines Test Stakes
Multiple graded stakes winners Camelot Kitten and Airoforce top the field for the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 5 at Saratoga Race Course.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Aug. 8-9 and an Ownership Seminar Aug. 12 at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion and Saratoga Race Course, respectively.
Connect and Gift Box, stablemates trained by Chad Brown, matched strides down the stretch in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes but pacesetter Connect dug in and edged away to win by about a length June 29 at Saratoga Race Course.
Lady Eli, idle for more than a year after contracting laminitis, will continue her brilliant career in the Ballston Spa at Saratoga Aug. 27.
A. P. Indian, fresh off a win in the grade III Belmont Sprint Championship, is the one to beat in the July 30 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) at the Spa.
King Kranz looks to hold a versatility edge in this field of sophomore sprinters at Saratoga. He comes in off a stakes win and should be the one to beat.
The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will host two of their annual charity events next month in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Joseph Sutton's Bitumen ran the way a favorite should July 23 , closing with a powerful rally to take the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course.
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Thursday they will once again broadcast live from historic Saratoga Race Course every Saturday throughout the 2016 race meet.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Diana Stakes (gr. I) and Sanford Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga.
Saratoga's 2016 meet will begin by featuring 2-year-olds and turf races.
Fox Hill Farm's undefeated champion Songbird arrived at Saratoga Race Course just before 8 p.m. EDT July 20 in advance of her upcoming engagement in the $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 24.
Industry veteran Roberto “El Potro” Rodriguez and analyst Eloy Vielma will host the Spanish broadcasts, and races will be called by NYRA Spanish announcer Luis Grandison.
St. Elias Stable bought the Tapit daughter for $750,000 as a weanling.
Saratoga Race Course is set to open its summer meet July 22 and will feature 69 stakes worth a record $18.725 million, anchored by the $1.25 million Whitney (gr. I) Aug. 6 and the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I) Aug. 27, during the 40-day stand.
- By Steve Haskin
The more people I come in contact with the more I discover how many are not aware of the history of Saratoga.
With jockey Kent Desormeaux in the irons, the son of Curlin completed a half-mile in :51.69 on the main track.
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's annual "Hay, Oats & Spaghetti" dinner is July 25.
Champion turf mare Tepin is taking it easy at her Churchill Downs base and has settled in well since returning June 27.
Sarah Sis returned to her winning ways June 25 with a gate-to-wire run in the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington International Racecourse.
Mike Moreno of Southern Equine Farm will donate $5,000 to the Racetrack Chaplaincy of Saratoga in the name of the person whose suggestion is picked as the name of Moreno's Bodemeister colt.
The Preakness (gr. I) winner, one of only two horses this year to run in all three legs of the Triple Crown, emerged from an 11th-place finish in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont without an excuse, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux.
Tickets are free for museum members and up to two tickets each are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The ceremony will also be streamed live online.
Wright won each Triple Crown race in separate years, and rose to prominence by number of wins and earnings quickly in his career. Tom Ochiltree also put together an excellent career early, winning the Preakness in his second start.
Factors like those are key in HANA's yearly racetrack rankings, as it looks at factors that affect horseplayer betting value.
Donegal Racing's Keen Ice, the Curlin colt who beat Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) last year, has been moved from the barn of trainer Dale Romans to Todd Pletcher.
Bern Identity, a grade II-winning son of Bernstein, has been retired from racing and will stand at stud at Bombay Stud Farm in Jamaica.
Libby Loftus of New York balances her commodities business with a keen interest in Thoroughbred racing and involvement with charities such as the Belmont Child Care Association.
In a career that would land her a spot in the Racing Hall of Fame, Davona Dale enjoyed the kind of 3-year-old season that even Affirmed had to admire.
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