2019 saratoga

Blog: New York Races Defy State’s Task Force Safety Recommendations For Claimers

According to a blog post by Tom Noonan, New York racing officials are not following one of their own recommendations to improve equine safety. A task force formed in 2012 to examine the circumstances behind a spate of sudden deaths at Aqueduct determined, among many other things, that fatal injuries were more likely to occur […]

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Amoss Optimistic Long Weekend Likes Saratoga Surface Ahead Of G2 Saratoga Special

Long Weekend, an impressive five-length debut winner, will take a step up in class and distance as part of a talented eight-horse field of juveniles making their respective stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special presented by Miller Lite at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by B.C.W.T., Long Weekend bested a seven-horse maiden field […]

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‘Smile Because It Happened’: Bittersweet Whitney Induction Tops Hall Of Fame Ceremony

During the annual Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the first row of the Fasig-Tipton pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. is typically reserved for honorees accepting plaques on behalf of their horses or slipping on the trademark navy jackets. On Friday, the front row seat next to John Hendrickson held a vase with a single […]

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St. Lewis: Forewarned ‘Is Better Than Discreet Lover’

Last year, owner and trainer Uriah St. Lewis brought Discreet Lover into the Grade 1 Whitney knowing that his horse was a longshot. However, St. Lewis and Discreet Lover shocked many with his six-wide move in the stretch to eventually finish third to Diversify and Mind Your Biscuits at 38-1. The 61-year-old Trinidad and Tobago native is […]

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Preservationist’s Cutback In Distance Not Major Concern For Jerkens In Whitney

Centennial Farms’ Preservationist is training well heading into Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Whitney, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Thursday. Preservationist drew the outside post in the eight-horse field for the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 2 at Santa Anita. He lightly galloped in the morning. “It’s […]

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O’Brien Invaders Stretch Their Legs Ahead Of Saratoga Oaks, Saratoga Derby

The contingent from the barn of trainer Aidan O’Brien were sent to the Saratoga main track for some light exercise on Thursday morning in preparation for their respective starts in the $750,000 Saratoga Oaks Invitational and $1 million Saratoga Derby Invitational. Both races are the second legs of the newly designed Turf Triple Series. The […]

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Jason Servis Hopes World Of Trouble Will Find None In Grade 3 Troy

In search of his sixth consecutive victory, multiple graded stakes-winner World of Trouble will headline a talented field of six in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Troy going 5 ½ furlongs on the Mellon turf course at Saratoga Race Course. The Troy is one of five stakes races on the day’s card, highlighted by the Grade […]

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New Fan Development Group Offering Free, In-Depth Tours Of Saratoga

Amplify, a new group focused on fan development, will be offering free enhanced tours of the Saratoga backstretch next week. Together with the New York Racing Association, the group will host tours of the track July 31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2. The experience will move beyond the daily Saratoga tram tour, offering participants to […]

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‘Closing Sprinter’ Nitrous Making Move Up To Graded Stakes Company In Amsterdam

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ Nitrous will look to add graded stakes-winner to his accomplishments after coming within a neck of earning that status last out. Nitrous will be headlining a talented 12-horse field in the 27th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam for 3-year-olds going 6 ½ furlongs on Saratoga Race Course’s main […]

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Warrior’s Club Turns In Maintenance Breeze For G1 Forego

Warrior’s Club, a 5-year-old graded stakes winner for Churchill Downs Racing Club, visited the Oklahoma training track on Wednesday morning, breezing four furlongs in 50.31 seconds. Trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, Warrior’s Club is expected to make his next start in the Grade 1, $600,000 Forego on Travers Day, Saturday August 24. […]

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