2017 saratoga

Report: War Story Rabbit Denied Entry To Woodward

Stewards in New York have denied Grade 1 Woodward Stakes entry to Ron Paolucci-owned runner May B after Paolucci admitted he wanted the horse to act as a rabbit for contestant War Story. The Daily Racing Form reports Paolucci called the stewards to notify them of what he was doing and was surprised the stewards used […]

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‘A Cop And A Cowboy’: Assistant Trainer Reflects On Luck, Love Of Horses, And Career

For six weeks every summer, Saratoga horsemen live to the rhythm of workouts, races, dinners, meetings, and the beat of Caroline Street. The return to Belmont is always a change of pace. The summer is over, and the barn is a little quieter. When Gary Contessa moves his stable back to Long Island this year […]

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A Wearer Of Many Hats: Wolfendale Takes On Expanded Role For FS2 Broadcasts

Sharp-eyed patrons at this summer’s Saratoga meet might have started to think Maggie Wolfendale has a twin. The New York Racing Association paddock analyst has added another dimension to her broadcasting resume as she has started to do on-track interviews Friday through Sunday with race winners for Fox Sports 2 and MSG. Wolfendale is still […]

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‘They All Work For The Horses’: Emotional Impact Of Track Fatalities Hits Track, Farm Workers, Too

As the public continues to keep eyes on Saratoga, which on Thursday saw its 15th equine fatality of the season (including racing and training), one backstretch worker writes that the weight of racing deaths is felt strongly by horsemen as well as the public. Adrianne DeVaux, writing for The Odyssey Online, detailed the pain felt […]

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‘The Public Has A Thirst For Knowledge’: Contessa To Host Public Clinics At Barn For Second Summer

When New York trainer Gary Contessa spoke out on the topic of immigration and backstretch labor last week, people had all kinds of opinions. Some of them were agreement or support, but others were aggressive disagreement. The risk of voicing an opinion in this digital age is that someone will find it and use it […]

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Opinion: What Do Football And Racing Have In Common? Injuries And Attitude

In a recent editorial for the Albany Times-Union, writer Chris Churchill observes that football and horse racing, sports on somewhat opposite trajectories for the past century, are starting to come together — and not in a good way. A spate of equine deaths during the Saratoga meet has sparked discussion and notice from protestors about […]

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Asmussen: Lookin At Lee Looking At Travers

Lookin At Lee, who has been working at Saratoga since July, is a possibility for the Grade 1 Travers, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen said Thursday morning. Lookin At Lee, who ran third in the G3 West Virginia Derby on Saturday, would be working towards his first Grade 1 start since finishing seventh in […]

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Racing Returns To Saratoga July 21

Live thoroughbred racing will return to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 21 for its 40-day summer meet. The 2017 meet includes 69 stakes worth a record $18.775 million in purses, and will run from Friday, July 21, through Labor Day, Monday, September 4. After opening weekend, racing will be conducted six days a week, […]

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NYRA, FOX Sports Prime Ticket Enter Agreement To Broadcast ‘Saratoga Live’ Throughout Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports Prime Ticket and FOX Sports San Diego announced an agreement today to broadcast “Saratoga Live” from Saratoga Race Course throughout the 2017 meet. In addition, the regional sports networks will air select “Belmont Park Live” shows over the course of the current spring/summer meet.  Prime […]

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Whitney, Travers Highlight 2017 Meeting At Saratoga

The 2017 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will again be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing. The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.775 million in purses, will run from Friday, July […]

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