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  • Close Hatches is in complete control in the Personal Ensign.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-BXVmCfL">Order This Photo</a>

    Close Hatches Dominates Personal Ensign

    Close Hatches took command on the opening turn and never looked back in the $500,0000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I), romping over a muddy track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 22 for her third grade I triumph in a row.

  • Tom Durkin (right), D. Wayne Lukas (center), and Jimmy Jerkens, accepting on behalf of his father, H. Allen Jerkens.

    Jerkens, Lukas, Durkin Honored at Saratoga

    Hall of Fame trainers H. Allen Jerkens and D. Wayne Lukas, along with legendary track announcer Tom Durkin, were honored Aug. 22 in the second annual "Red Jacket" ceremony in the winners' circle at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Live Saratoga Weekend Coverage from HRRN

    Horse Racing Radio Network will provide live on-site coverage of Saratoga's signature weekend beginning Friday, Aug. 22, with the Personal Ensign (gr. I) followed by the 145th Travers Stakes (gr. I) Saturday.

  • That Handicapping Show: Travers Stakes

    Claire Novak and Evan Hammonds handicap the exciting Travers Stakes at Saratoga this week. Will you pick the Jim Dandy Stakes winner? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Travers Stakes.

  • Better Lucky won Saratoga's seven-furlong Shine Again Stakes July 21.
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    Better Lucky Sticks With Dirt for Ballerina

    Better Lucky, a dual grade I winner on turf who won her first start on dirt in more than two years last month at Saratoga Race Course, returns to the upstate New York oval for the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23.

  • Kid Cruz won the 2014 Dwyer Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TRPRtmP">Order This Photo</a>

    Kid Cruz 'Perfect' in Final Travers Breeze

    Hoping to become the first woman to saddle a winner of the Travers Stakes (gr. I), trainer Linda Rice sent Kid Cruz to the main track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 18 for his final breeze toward the historic race Aug. 23.

  • Vic Zast

    Zast's Colleagues, Family Share Memories

    With horses working on the track as a backdrop, about 100 friends, relatives, and colleagues of Vic Zast gathered at Saratoga Race Course the morning of Aug. 17 to reminiscence and share stories.

  • Main Sequence wins the Sword Dancer Invitational.
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    Main Sequence Stays Sharp in Sword Dancer

    Favored Main Sequence, slow out of the gate to trail the field, charged home on the outside to nip Imagining at the wire in the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) Aug. 17 on the lawn at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Mr Speaker

    Mr Speaker Gets Green Light for Travers

    Mr Speaker, winner of the Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) on turf in his most recent start, has been confirmed for the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I) on the dirt after breezing Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Stopchargingmaria is in control in the Alabama Stakes.
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    Stopchargingmaria Adds Alabama to Her Account

    Even-money choice Stopchargingmaria, always prominent for jockey John Velazquez, prevailed in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) for her second top-level win in a row at the Saratoga Race Course meet Aug. 16.

  • Tonalist (right) worked with Life in Shambles on August 16.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-pgQPhRH">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist All Set for Travers, Clement Says

    Trainer Christophe Clement proclaimed Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist ready for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) after the colt breezed five furlongs in 1:01.88 over the Oklahoma training track Aug. 16.

  • Crown Queen and jockey John Velazquez take the Lake Placid.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-FCdLV3d">Order This Photo</a>

    Crown Queen Rules Small Lake Placid Field

    Besilu Stables' Crown Queen stepped up to graded stakes company Aug. 16 and scored a third consecutive victory when edging out longshot Duff One to win the $285,000 Knob Creek Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga.

  • Twilight Eclipse

    Twilight Eclipse Primed for Sword Dancer

    A world record holder at 1 1/2 miles on turf who just missed winning the United Nations last month, Twilight Eclipse looks ready for a peak effort in Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 17.

  • Kid Cruz
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    Kid Cruz Works Toward Travers Stakes

    Dwyer Stakes (gr. III) winner Kid Cruz worked five furlongs in 1:02.45 over the main track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 11 in preparation for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23 at Saratoga.

  • I Spent It wins the Saratoga Special Stakes.
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    I Spent It Squeezes Out Saratoga Special

    Javier Castellano, waiting for room aboard I Spent It in the stretch, squeezed through on the rail at the furlong mark and cleared off to win the Toyota Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) in smashing style Aug. 10 at Saratoga.

  • Cavorting wins the Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga.
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    Cavorting Digs in for Adirondack Stakes Score

    Stonestreet Stables' Cavorting outfought favored Angela Renee through the stretch to take the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) by 1 3/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 10.

  • Tom Durkin

    Durkin Receives The Jockey Club Medal

    Tom Durkin, who will retire Aug. 31 after 43 years as a race caller, received The Jockey Club Medal the night Aug. 9 for exceptional contributions to the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry.

  • Seek Again comes home strong to win the Fourstardave Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-2q4BP9g">Order This Photo</a>

    Seek Again Wins Fourstardave in Record Time

    Seek Again overcame traffic in the stretch, advancing at the rail with an eye-catching run to win the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. II) in course-record time Aug. 9 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Wallyanna goes by Bobby's Kitten to win the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-BZfw3Fn">Order This Photo</a>

    Wallyanna Lights Up Hall of Fame Stakes

    Tim O'Donohue's Wallyanna kicked into second gear with a powerful late run to upset the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 8.

  • Horseplayer Graham Wins 'Battle of Saratoga'

    After a slow first day, Bradley Graham caught fire Aug. 7 to win the two-day "Battle of Saratoga Handicapping Challenge," taking down the top prize of $110,000.

  • That Handicapping Show: Fourstardave Handicap

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra give you the strategies to bet this talented field of 6 horses in the Fourstardave, and potentially get a nice payout. Learn who Tom thinks is 'key' to the race. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Fourstardave Handicap.

  • NYRA president and chief executive officer Christopher Kay

    NYRA Board Awards Bonus, Raise to CEO Kay

    A revamped racing program and enhancements to the customer experience were among the successes trumpeted by the NYRA board of directors Aug. 6, and in return president Christopher Kay received a bonus and a raise.

  • Retired Jockey, Trainer Malen Dies at 93

    After spending his life around horses, Jess Lester Malen died in the city that calls itself the Horse Capital of the World. A retired jockey and trainer, Malen, 93, originally from Nebraska City, Neb., died Sunday, Aug. 3.