2019 saratoga

Stories Of Marylou, Saratoga’s Patron ‘Saint’

The third Saturday in July dawned steamy and oppressive at Saratoga. Horses trained on the Oklahoma, strolled around Clare Court, breezed in front of the grandstand, and then the grounds fell quiet. Where there should have been coolers and crowds sipping beer in the backyard, the air was still. The bugle did not sound the […]

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Mandatory Payouts On Tap For Pick 5s, Empire 6 At Saratoga Monday

The historic Saratoga summer meet comes to a close on Monday with a card highlighted by the Grade 1, $350,000 Runhappy Hopeful and the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch. The lucrative card will be an attractive one for bettors with mandatory payouts slated for the Early and Late Pick 5 as well as the Empire […]

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Preservationist Seeking Redemption In G1 Woodward, Will Have To Beat Vino Rosso, Yoshida

Centennial Farms’ Preservationist will look to regroup in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets at nine furlongs on the Saratoga main. The 6-year-old son of Arch posted a three-furlong blowout on Thursday morning over the Oklahoma training track which he completed in 36.66 seconds. In his previous work last Thursday, he went six furlongs […]

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Cox Hopes 1-2 Prioress Favorite Break Even Stays Undefeated

Unbeaten in six starts, Klein Racing’s 3-year-old filly Break Even will look to keep her perfect record intact as the 1-2 morning line favorite in the Grade 2, $250,000 Prioress. The Country Day filly impressively won her debut over an off track by five lengths in January at Fair Grounds. She followed with an allowance victory before […]

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Pair Of Saratoga Initiatives Getting The Public Closer To Racehorses

As the horse racing industry has struggled in the face of controversy this year, many racetrackers felt misunderstood as the public developed a gradually more negative idea of what happens on the backstretch. ‘If only people could come back here and see how well Thoroughbreds are really treated, they’d understand,’ people said. Two groups at […]

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‘Anything Can Happen’: Castellano Thinks Lookin At Bikinis Has Loads Of Potential Ahead Of Travers

When it comes to breaking down the unprecedented success he has had in the biggest race on racing’s biggest stage, Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano puts it in the simplest terms. “I guess, to me, it was just meant to be. I’ve been in the right place at the right time,” he said. “I’ve […]

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Just Like Mama? Not That Brady Aiming To Carry On Lisa’s Bobby Trap Legacy

Nine years after his dam, Lisa’s Booby Trap, won a stakes at Saratoga, Not That Brady will attempt to achieve some Spa stakes success of his own when he competes Friday in the $250,000 Albany for New York-bred 3-year-olds. The 1 ⅛-mile Albany is the marquee race on New York Breeders’ Showcase Day, which will feature six […]

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Smith Hopes First Meeting With Chess Chief Will Be A Successful One In Travers

A quarter-century ago, Mike Smith was given a leg up on fan favorite Holy Bull in the Grade 1 Travers, and the pair proceeded to put on a show to remember. Holy Bull held a four-length lead with a quarter-mile to go and then held off a tremendous rally by Concern and won by a neck, with […]

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Report: Hollendorfer Back In At NYRA, Planning To Send Horse To G1 Allen Jerkens

According to the Daily Racing Form’s David Grening, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will be allowed to race in at New York Racing Association tracks after all. Hollendorfer told Grening he planned to send a horse to next weekend’s Grade 1 H. Allen Jerkens at Saratoga. The move seems to be a reversal by […]

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Doyle To Make Saratoga Debut Aboard Street Band In G1 Alabama

Jockey Sophie Doyle is hoping her first visit to the Spa is one that comes with a Grade 1 victory. Doyle, 33, has ridden at some of the world’s most prestigious racetracks including, Churchill Downs, Ascot, Newmarket and Nad al Sheba. But on Saturday, she will break her Saratoga maiden when she pilots Street Band in the Grade 1, […]

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