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  • My Typhoon, shown winning the Jenny Wiley, is one of 5 Ms competing in Saturday's Diana.<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%3D1008714%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>.

    Diana Stakes Looks M-M-M-M-M Good

    Five of the eight runners in Saturday's Diana Stakes (gr. IT) not only have names that start with the letter "M"; they all have a big chance in the first "Win and You're In" race from Saratoga.

  • Apple Blossom winner Ermine headlines the Go For Wand.<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%3D979476%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ermine Leads Go For Wand Field

    Grade I winner Ermine will be looking to rebound from a disappointing effort in her last start when she leads a field of six fillies and mares into the Go For Wand Handicap (gr. I) at 1 1/8 miles Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Commentator among impressive field for Saturday's Vanderbilt Handicap.

    Vanderbilt Hosts Promising Field

    The July 28 A.G. Vanderbilt (gr. II) at Saratoga figures to be an interesting race with a wide-open field, as six of the eight participants are coming off victories.

  • Derby winner Street Sense had his first Saratoga workout Thursday morning.<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%3D1136862%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Street Sense Works at Saratoga

    Street Sense, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Barnds (gr. I), worked four fulongs in :51.59 July 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • A Day at The Spa: July 25, Opening Day

    Spend a perfect day at the Spa... There will be a few hours to lose at the Oklahoma training track, and you'll stand at the rail and breathe the pungent, pleasing odor of sweaty flanks and dew-stained grass, watching as horses and riders come lolloping over the freshly-turned dirt course.

  • Tremont winner Ready's Image faces 8 in Saratoga's Sanford Stakes.

    9 Entries in Saratoga's Sanford Stakes

    Nine colts and geldings are entered in the 93rd running of the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Saratoga July 26. The most experienced entrant is Ready's Image, the only stakes winner in the field.

  • Borel and Violette to be Panelists at Museum of Racing

    Jockey Calvin Borel, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and veteran trainer Rick Violette will be panel members for the Saratoga Preview program July 23 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Pack to Host Seminars at Siro's During Saratoga Meet

    Harvey Pack will once again serve as the host for Daily Racing Form's free summer seminars at Siro's Restaurant throughout the Saratoga Race Course meeting this year. The seminars will be conducted each racing day, Wednesdays through Mondays, beginning on opening day, July 25, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Siro's on Lincoln Avenue in Saratoga.

  • NYRA to honor favorite son Funny Cide with "day" at the Spa.

    NYRA Planning 'Funny Cide Day' at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association, after speaking with Sackatoga Stable managing partner Jack Knowlton and trainer Barclay Tagg, is moving ahead with plans to hold a "Funny Cide Day" at Saratoga Aug. 10," at which the recently retired Kentucky Derby and Preakness (both gr. I) winner will be honored.

  • Saratoga Season Passes On Sale Now

    Season passes for the upcoming 2007 Saratoga Race Course season are on sale by mail or telephone at Belmont Park's customer services office or in person at the booth on racing days.

  • NYRA Announces Purse Increases for Belmont, Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association July 29 announced significant purse increases for its 2007 Saratoga Meet. Purses will also increase for the final three weeks of Belmont Park's Spring/Summer Meet beginning July 4.

  • NYRA Hires Official to Oversee Market Development

    The president of the Saratoga Convention and Visitors Bureau will resign from the post June 29 to take the job of senior vice president of sales and market development for the New York Racing Association.

  • The Circle Game

    <i>By John Angelo</i> - My call once again to distant post times began this past September when I heard from Michael Blowen, director of Old Friends, that Kiri's Clown and Awad would soon join the farm's other Thoroughbred retirees.

  • New Panel to Evaluate Groups Seeking New York Franchise

    A New York state government panel is being created to evaluate groups interested in taking over the franchise to operate Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga racetracks, a process that suddenly makes wide open the race to replace the New York Racing Association.

  • New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer will not seek to re-bid the state&#39;s Thoroughbred racing franchise.

    New York Franchise: No Re-Bid, But No Decision

    Officials said New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer doesn't plan to reopen the bidding process for the state's Thoroughbred franchise--but he doesn't feel obligated to follow the recommendation of a screening panel, either.

  • Sheikh Mohammed Buys Saratoga Farm

    Shekih Mohammed's Darley operation has purchased a 106-acre farm adjacent to Saratoga Racecourse from Robert and Janice McNairs' Stonerside Stable for $17.4 million.

  • Trainer Todd Pletcher loses appeal of suspension.

    Appeals Court Upholds Pletcher Suspension

    An appeals court in Albany, N.Y., upheld trainer Todd Pletcher's 45-day suspension and $3,000 fine Dec. 7, dismissing his challenge to the penalties for using an anesthetic on one of his horses too close to a race in 2004.

  • New York Racing Association Releases '07 Stakes Schedule

    The 2007 New York Racing Association stakes schedule highlights the inaugural Breeders' Cup Challenge with Belmont and Saratoga each hosting challenge-day events. The powerhouse race days highlight NYRA's stakes schedule, which features 38 grade I races and nearly $33 million in stakes purses.

  • On-the-Muscle Empire Racing Unveils Plan for Spa

    Empire Racing Associates, which made a bid for the franchise to operate three New York racetracks, released a plan Nov. 30 to protect the historic charm of Saratoga Race Course and strengthen racing there. The plan will form a major part of the proposal Empire Racing will take to the state legislature in January, officials said.

  • Fasig-Tipton Revises Saratoga Calendar

    The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sales will be held Aug. 6-7, bringing the sessions forward by one night as compared to years past.

  • Bruno Believes NYRA Will Get $19M Soon

    The New York legislature's top Republican believes the New York Racing Association will soon get the remaining $19-million state bailout to keep it from seeking bankruptcy protection.

  • Wagering Declines During Third Quarter

    Fueled in part by all-source handle declines at such meetings as Del Mar, Arlington Park and Monmouth Park, overall wagering on United States racing in the third quarter of 2006 dropped by nearly $7 million.

  • Fight for Franchise Aids New York Political Races

    With the future of the racing industry in New York up in the air, the most immediate beneficiaries appear to be state officials running for office this fall, thanks to a steady flow of money from individuals and companies tied in one way or another to the Thoroughbred franchise renewal process.