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By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 26, 2016

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The New York Racing Association has put together a monster racing card for Travers Day, which includes six straight Grade 1 races followed by the Grade 2 Ballston Spa after the Travers. The three graded stakes races preceding the $1.25 million Grade 1 Travers Stakes on Saturday afternoon will be... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The post position draw for the 147th edition of the $1.25 million Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course was held at Druthers Brewing this evening and a full field of 14 for the first time since 1977.  Exaggerator was made the 3-1 morning line favorite by oddsmaker Travis Stone off his win in the slop in the... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 19, 2016

Songbird wins the Coaching Club American Oaks in July at the Spa. Photo Credit: NYRA Whether one looks to the North, East or West, there is plenty of top-notch racing action in store for the weekend warrior. In the East, Songbird will try a mile-and-a-quarter for the first time in the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes on... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 12, 2016

The 32nd running of the Fourstardave will be the first time as a Grade 1 race. The $500,000 race over the Saratoga Inner Turf course at a one mile distance drew a field of nine (Weekend Hideaway is also entered as MTO).  Post time on Saturday for the Fourstardave is 6:32 p.m. as the 10th race on a 11-race card at... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 5, 2016

SARATOGA SPRINGS – One of the biggest races during the Saratoga meeting takes center stage on Saturday afternoon.  The $1.25 million Grade 1 Whitney Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward drew six horses bidding for a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a victory. The horse to beat, Frosted, is coming off a... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Saturday, July 30, 2016

The race that seems to attract the biggest stars every year has done it again. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will face off against rival Exaggerator and Derby third-place finisher Gun Runner in Sunday’s $1 million Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. The 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds is Race 12 on... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, July 29, 2016

The major prep for the Midsummer Derby is on tap on Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Racecourse. While the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby will try the Haskell at Monmouth, the top two finishers in the Belmont Stakes return to action at the Spa in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes. Creator and Destin, who dueled... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, July 22, 2016

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A field of eight will head to the gate at post time on Tuesday evening at Fort Erie Race Track for the middle jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown. The post positions for the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes were drawn this afternoon at the border oval early this afternoon with Plate winner Sir Dudley... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Thursday, July 21, 2016

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Tomorrow’s opening day at Saratoga features the traditional Grade 3 Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies. The eighth race on the 10-race card kicks off the graded stakes schedule of the 40-day meeting.  The 6-furlong race has attracted nine fillies that will run for the $200,000... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer Racing The summer racing season is upon us as the Del Mar and Saratoga meetings will get underway over the next week.  Del Mar gets underway this afternoon and Saratoga’s 148th meeting kicks off a week from this afternoon at the Spa. Our area’s signature race, the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, will... Read More

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