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Daisy, Wonder Gadot Headline Demoiselle Field

Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile undercard will feature the Grade 2, $250,000 Demoiselle with eight 2-year-old fillies who all display a promising future ahead of their first few starts. Carded as Race 8 on the 10-race program, the Demoiselle, with a scheduled post time of 3:45 p.m., will be shown as part of the Aqueduct […]

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Alabama Winner Elate Faces Older Rivals In Beldame Stakes

A field of seven fillies and mares will run in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at Belmont Park. The 79th running of the Beldame is the third of four graded stakes races on the day’s stacked card, which features the Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic and also includes […]

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Field Of Eight Youngsters Set For G1 Hopeful On Spa’s Closing Day

The Grade 1 Hopeful has a long history for launching great careers throughout its running at Saratoga Race Course. Since 1903, the winners list shows notables such as Regret, Man o’ War, Native Dancer, Nashua, and Foolish Pleasure in addition to Triple Crown winners Whirlaway, Secretariat and Affirmed. The eight entrants in the 113th edition […]

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Gun Runner Towers Above Rivals In G1 Woodward Stakes

The Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward will mark a year and six days since Gun Runner ran third behind Arrogate’s devastating 13 1/2-length winning performance in the 2016 Travers. Since then, the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride has been no worse than second through a seven-race campaign that is currently capped by his 5 ΒΌ-length victory […]

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Champion Drefong, Mind Your Biscuits Clash In G1 Forego

The Grade 1, $600,000 Forego will be the midway point of seven graded stakes races on the Travers Day program as a field of 10 will run seven furlongs hoping to gain a berth to Del Mar in early November as part of the “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series for the Grade […]

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Summertime Oaks Winner Faypien Heads East For G1 Test

The Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test at seven furlongs on the main track will serve as a strong, tightening affair for 10 3-year-old fillies hoping to advance among graded competition. The race hosts a large amount of speed, but has a few closers looking to pick up the pieces late. Baoma Corporation’s stalker Faypien travels […]

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National Museum Of Racing Hall Of Fame Stakes A Wide-Open Affair

After a new set of Racing Hall of Fame inductees are installed on Friday morning, a few connections look to add to their resumes in The Grade 2, $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame at 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf. The race is a wide-open affair with a field of 10 […]

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Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing Square Off In Saratoga’s Jim Dandy Stakes

Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets, at 1 1/8 miles, will feature Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness winner Cloud Computing in a matchup not drawn between winners of the first two legs of the Triple Crown series at Saratoga Race Course since 1991, when Derby winner Strike the Gold […]

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Durkin Back At The Spa With A New ‘Dream’

Just three years ago, Michael Dubb’s Condo Commando splashed down the final furlong on the last day of August to win the Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga Race Course. Perched above the track was legendary race caller Tom Durkin, who once again was plying his trade from the booth, just as he had since the […]

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