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Travers Telecast Overnight Rating Highest Since 2004

The NBC telecast of Saturday’s Travers Stakes, which saw Triple Crown winner American Pharoah fall short to Keen Ice nearing the wire, earned a 1.33 overnight rating, the highest overnight for a Travers television program since 2004, when Belmont spoiler … Continue reading

Layden: ‘The Page Turns’ After Pharoah’s Travers Loss

What’s next for the Triple Crown winner? That question came into many minds following American Pharoah’s defeat to longshot Keen Ice in Saturday’s Travers Stakes, losing the lead in the final stages of the race. Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden takes … Continue reading

Island Town Romps In Smarty Jones Stakes

Sitting a perfect pace stalking trip throughout, Island Town pulled away from front-running Souper Colossal through the final eighth of a mile and went on to win the Grade 3 $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes by a convincing six and three-quarter … Continue reading

Moreira Bests International Riders In World All-Star Jockeys Competition

Hong Kong’s Joao Moreira topped 13 other riders to win the World All-Star Jockeys competition held over the weekend at Sapporo Racecourse in Japan. The two-day contest, with four points races, featured leading Japanese jockeys against successful riders from around … Continue reading

Record Handle Of Nearly $50 Million On Travers Day Program

On-track attendance was limited to 50,000 by New York Racing Association officials, but betting went through the roof on Saturday’s Travers day program at Saratoga racetrack in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., highlighted by Keen Ice’s upset of Triple Crown winner American … Continue reading

American Pharoah: Is The Show Over?

In the immediate aftermath of Keen Ice’s upset victory over heavily favored American Pharoah in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Travers on Saturday, owner Ahmed Zayat hinted that the Triple Crown champion son of Pioneerof the Nile may have run his last … Continue reading

Photo Call Captures Violet Stakes

Mrs. P. K. Cooper’s Photo Call moved to the lead around the far turn and held off a late charge by Cushion to post a nearly one length score in the $100,000, Grade 3 Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park on … Continue reading

Dacita Mows ‘Em Down To Win Ballston Spa In U.S. Debut

Closing with a rush from eighth at the furlong pole, Chilean-bred Dacita collared Grade 1 Just a Game winner Tepin in the final stride to win the Grade 2 Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakes by a head at Saratoga on … Continue reading

Keen Ice Upsets American Pharoah In Travers

Saratoga Race Course played host to an upset victory Saturday afternoon as Keen Ice rolled past Triple Crown winner American Pharoah to take the Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers Stakes. It was the first stakes victory for the Donegal Racing-owned … Continue reading

Globetrotting Flintshire Proves Best In Sword Dancer

Juddmonte Farms’ Flintshire, who has made starts on several continents, took over on the far turn and cruised to a dominant victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga Saturday afternoon. It was the first U.S. … Continue reading

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