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  • Liam's Map leaves the rest behind in the Woodward. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-BVcr8T4">Order This Photo</a>

    Liam's Map Reaches Destination in Woodward

    One race after being caught late in the Whitney Stakes (gr. I), Liam's Map led at every call in the $600,000 Woodward Stakes on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course, drawing off to easily earn his first grade I victory.

  • Rachel's Valentina takes the Spinaway Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-8Ww5BS7">Order This Photo</a>

    Rachel's Valentina Solid in Spinaway

    Rachel's Valentina continued to impress Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course, remaining perfect in two starts with her win in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) for Stonestreet Stables.

  • World Approval holds off Money Multiplier to take the Saranac Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-73Nk6c6">Order This Photo</a>

    World Approval Rides Hedge to Win Saranac

    Live Oak Plantation's World Approval found space on the hedge and went from last to first exiting the final turn to win the $300,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Ironicus won the Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) at Pimlico on Preakness Day.

    Ironicus Has New Challenge in Bernard Baruch

    Ironicus, who has an electrifying late kick, will have to catch front-running Constitution, who makes his turf bow and first start since the Donn Handicap (gr. I) in the Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) Sept. 7 at the Spa.

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    Cavorting Drops a Level to Prioress

    Grade I winner Cavorting will drop a level to contest the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 6 at Saratoga, but has her work cut out for her in a field of 11.

  • Takeover Target won the Hall of Fame Stakes on August 7 at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-zpBm5Sm">Order This Photo</a>

    Takeover Target Heads Saranac

    Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Takeover Target shares the highweight assignment Sept. 5 as part of a trio for trainer Chad Brown in the $300,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga Race Course.

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    Rachel's Valentina, Tonasah Head Spinaway

    Rachel's Valentina, the 2-year-old Bernardini filly out of champion Rachel Alexandra, looks to take a step up for Stonestreet Stables and trainer Todd Pletcher in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 5 at Saratoga.

  • Final Take on Pharoah Post-Crown Tour

    There is one final moment on the American Pharoah post Triple Crown tour that needs to be mentioned; this time to demonstrate how today's sights, sounds, and actions can reflect the changing times.

  • Inside the September 5, 2015 Issue

    Keen Ice rolls past American Pharoah in the Travers and more in the September 5, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • A crowd fills Saratoga for American Pharoah's work Aug 28.

    NY Fan Forum: Improve Customer Service

    The New York Racing Fan Advisory Council held an open forum Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course, inviting customers and racing fans in the state to share comments and questions about their experiences at New York's tracks.

  • Keen Ice goes by American Pharoah to win the Travers Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KSRJ8d9">Order This Photo</a>

    Keen Ice Springs Travers Upset on 'Pharoah'

    A 16-1 shot who had not won for Donegal Racing since breaking his maiden last September, Keen Ice upset American Pharoah by about three-quarters of a length Aug. 29 at Saratoga after a prolonged stretch battle.

  • Flintshire dominates the Sword Dancer Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Ssn432N">Order This Photo</a>

    Flintshire Flies Away From Sword Dancer Foes

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred world traveler Flintshire put his class on display Aug. 29 when dominating the Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga, earning another chance at the Breeders' Cup Longines Turf (gr. IT).

  • Private Zone runs away from the field in the Forego Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-b8pFkq8">Order This Photo</a>

    Private Zone Speeds to Forego Victory

    Private Zone went out to the lead unchallenged in the seven-furlong Forego Stakes (gr. I) and remained there throughout to win by open lengths Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Sheer Drama comes home strong to win the Personal Ensign.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-TmzHvfB">Order This Photo</a>

    Sheer Drama Plays Spoiler in Personal Ensign

    Amid the hubbub around a potential budding rivalry between Untappable and Stopchargingmaria, Harold Queen's Sheer Drama played spoiler Aug. 29, defeating both in the $750,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Lubash won the West Point Stakes for a second time Aug. 28.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-S52cNdb">Order This Photo</a>

    Lubash Takes West Point for Second Time

    Still going strong at age 8, Aliyu Ben J Stables' homebred Lubash won the $150,000 West Point Stakes for a second time Aug. 28, scoring by a length from King Kreesa at Saratoga Race Course.

  • American Pharoah gets acquainted with the Saratoga track.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-zfNS3xL">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Takes Easy Gallop at Spa

    If you blinked, you might have missed it. American Pharoah was on the Saratoga Race Course main track for all of five minutes for an easy gallop Aug. 27. It was the Triple Crown winner's first time on the track.

  • La Verdad will put her four-race win streak on the line Aug. 29 in the Ballerina Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-s22g2xQ">Order This Photo</a>

    La Verdad Chases Grade I in Ballerina

    The 5-year-old New York-bred daughter of Yes It's True will put her four-race win streak on the line Aug. 29 in the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • The Big Beast faces 9 in the Forego.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-FcGCmtq">Order This Photo</a>

    The Big Beast Faces Private Zone in Forego

    The Big Beast won't have to contend with Rock Fall, who beat him by a nose last time out in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I). But the seven-furlong Forego came up a tough race nonetheless, with a slew of new sprinters.

  • Stopchargingmaria winning the Aug. 2 Shuvee Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-228p6gF">Order This Photo</a>

    Stopchargingmaria, Untapable Meet Again

    Stopchargingmaria and champion Untapable were one-two in the Aug. 2 Shuvee Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga. They meet again at the same nine-furlong trip Aug. 29 in the $750,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I).

  • American Pharoah arrives<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-HxZgfc4">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Arrives at Saratoga

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah stepped off the van at Saratoga Race Course at precisely 3 p.m. Aug. 26 for his next assignment, the $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) coming up Aug. 29.

  • American Pharoah Stands Out in Travers Stakes

    Get ready, everyone! Saturday is the kind of day that racing fans dream of, with seven graded stakes races on schedule at Saratoga, including the $1,600,000 Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Salix (formerly known as Lasix)

    Lasix Issues Laid Out for NY Regulators

    With an eye toward a possible proposal to change New York's rules on the race-day medication furosemide, the state's Gaming Commission met in Saratoga Springs Aug. 25 to solicit opinions about the medication.