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Lockdown Fires Bullet In Prep For Alabama Stakes

Juddmonte Farms’ Lockdown breezed four furlongs in a sharp 47.98 seconds over the Oklahoma training track Tuesday morning in preparation for this Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama. The fastest of 36 at the distance, Lockdown picked up her fourth bullet, and second at Saratoga, since her second-place finish to Unchained Melody in the Grade 2 […]

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Bird Song Ready To Fly In G1 Forego

Wilkes said Marylou Whitney Stable’s Bird Song exited his half-mile breeze on Tuesday in good shape and remains on target for the Grade 1, $600,000 Forego at seven furlongs on the Travers undercard. Winner of the Grade 2 Alysheba on May 5, the 4-year-old Unbridled’s Song colt donned blinkers in Tuesday’s breeze, working four furlongs […]

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‘Fit And Happy’ McCraken Breezes For Travers Stakes

Whitham Thoroughbred’s homebred and multiple graded stakes winner McCraken turned in his penultimate breeze Wednesday morning for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets at Saratoga Race Course on August 26. The sophomore colt by Ghostzapper took to the Oklahoma training track shortly after 6 a.m. with regular jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr. […]

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Canadian Invader Holy Helena On Target For G1 Alabama

Ontario-bred Holy Helena will try to extend her win streak to four in Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama for trainer Jimmy Jerkens. The 3 year-old Ghostzapper filly earned two of her three victories in Canada by winning the Woodbine Oaks and Queens Plate, respectively, after breaking her maiden at Belmont Park in her second start. […]

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One Race At A Time: Highway Star’s Connections Only Focused On G1 Ballerina

Multiple graded stakes winner Highway Star visited the main track Monday morning breezing five furlongs in 1:00.04 with regular rider Angel Arroyo aboard. “She looked fine and her normal self,” said trainer Rodrigo Ubillo. “She’s acclimated well coming up to Saratoga this year. She’s been doing well coming out the Ogden Phipps and we’ll train […]

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Tapwrit, West Coast Among 17 Nominated To $1.25M Travers Stakes

Nominations for Week 6 stakes at Saratoga Race Course are now available, anchored by the summer’s signature event for 3-year-olds, the 148th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented NYRA Bets on Saturday, August 26. In total, a diverse group of 17 sophomores have been nominated to the 1 ¼-mile ‘Mid-Summer Derby,’ one […]

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Cloud Computing ‘Moving Extremely Well’ In Friday Breeze, Under Consideration For Travers

Preakness winner Cloud Computing breezed Friday morning, logging four furlongs in 49.09 seconds on the fast main track, remaining a possibility for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets on August 26. Cloud Computing breezed for the first time since finishing fifth in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy July 29. Ridden by […]

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New Virtual Reality Camera Shows Live 360-Degree View Of Saratoga’s Paddock

The New York Racing Association announced today that they have placed a cutting-edge 360 degree virtual reality camera in the Saratoga Race Course Paddock. The camera is available for live viewing using the NYRA Now app or online at NYRA.com. NYRA Now users on iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets can launch the new camera […]

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Saratoga’s Saturday Card Features $56,542 Pick 6 Carryover

Bettors will be greeted with a Pick 6 carryover of $56,542 on Saturday’s card at Saratoga Race Course, which features the Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave in the tenth race. A Pick 6 carryover seemed inevitable when 38-1 longshot Romantic Babe hit the wire first in Race 5 on Friday’s card at the Spa. The 2-year-old […]

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‘Everything Up In The Air’ After Questionable Work From Mind Your Biscuits

On paper, multiple Grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits’ five-furlong breeze in 1:00.45 under regular rider Joel Rosario was one of the best over Saratoga’s main track Friday morning, ranking third-fastest of 18 horses. Mind Your Biscuits, in company with Rock Nation, went in splits of :24 1/5 and :37 1/5, and galloped out six […]

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