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  • 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).

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    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.

  • American Pharoah<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-FQqqd8x">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Draws Post 2 for Travers

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah drew post 2 and was installed as the 1-5 favorite in a field of 10 for the 146th Travers Stakes (gr. I) to be run Saturday, Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Jess's Dream wins his debut at Saratoga Aug 24.
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    Jess's Dream Wins Long-Awaited Debut

    Stonestreet Stables' Jess's Dream, the first foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, won his highly anticipated career debut in dramatic fashion Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Texas Red<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile/i-Mg324fF">Order This Photo</a>

    Texas Red Heads Busy Travers Worktab

    Texas Red led a busy slate of workers bound for the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I) the morning of Aug. 22, when he breezed four furlongs in :46.66 over the main track at Saratoga Race Course.

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    Frosted Works Bullet Toward Travers

    On Aug. 20, tightening the screws for an upcoming run in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I), the 3-year-old son of Tapit got down to business under jockey Joel Rosario with a five-furlong bullet move in :59.59 at Saratoga.

  • Inside the August 22, 2015 Issue

    John Nerud (1913-2015): Steve Haskin remembers the legendary trainer, innovator, and mentor and more in the August 22, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Spinaway on Radar for Debut Winner Tap to It

    Two-year-old filly Tap to It overcame some difficulty in capturing her career debut Aug. 16 at Saratoga Race Course, pleasing trainer Ralph Nicks and stamping herself as a candidate for the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) next month.

  • 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.

  • Grand Arch takes the Fourstardave over a closing Ironicus.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-jHGnTTS">Order This Photo</a>

    Grand Arch Pulls the Upset in Fourstardave

    Jim and Susan Hill's Grand Arch roared past pacesetter King Kreesa entering the stretch and repelled the come-from-behind bid from Ironicus to win the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 15 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Just Wicked get by Tonasah late to win the Adirondack Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-d2pKxm2">Order This Photo</a>

    Just Wicked Edges Tonasah in Adirondack

    Just Wicked was content to let Tonasah set the pace in the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 15 at Saratoga Race Course, but when it came down to a stirring stretch duel, the 2-year-old Tapit filly would not be denied.

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    Tale of Verve Under Consideration for Travers

    Tale of Verve, runner-up to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the May 16 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I), arrived at Saratoga Race Course this week to train for a possible start in the Aug. 29 Travers (gr. I).

  • The Big Beast wins the 2014 King's Bishop.

    The Big Beast Works for Forego

    Alex and JoAnn Lieblong's grade I winner The Big Beast turned in his first work since his second-place finish in the Aug. 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, going five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 Aug. 14.

  • 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.

  • Ironicus faces 9 in the Fourstardave.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-3dQjmmd">Order This Photo</a>

    Ironicus Seeks BC Bid in Fourstardave

    Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey hopes the $500,000 Fourstardave (gr. IIT) will open the door to a Breeders' Cup bid for Ironicus, who will do battle with last year's Fourstardave winner Seek Again Aug. 15 at Saratoga.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Day 2 Wrap

    Eric Mitchell provides results from session 2 as well as combined results from the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale. Listen to an emotional Boyd Browning provide reflection on this year's sale and hear why the sale was so strong.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Day 2 Wrap

    Eric Mitchell provides results from session 2 as well as combined results from the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale. Listen to an emotional Boyd Browning provide reflection on this year's sale and hear why the sale was so strong. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Inside the August 15, 2015 Issue

    Honor Code pips Liam's Map in the Whitney at Saratoga and more in the August 15, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Day 1 Wrap

    Eric Mitchell provides gross, average and median numbers and mentions new faces in the buyers ring. Eric also expands on Tapit's success on day 1.