Graveyard of Champions

Songbird’s Personal Ensign Loss ‘Nothing To Be Ashamed Of’

“The Graveyard of Champions,” which is the well-earned nickname of Saratoga, claimed another victim on Saturday when 2-5 favorite Songbird was beaten by a neck in the Grade 1, $700,000 Personal Ensign by Forever Unbridled. Nevertheless, her connections were nowhere close to writing the final footnotes on the magnificent career of the dual Eclipse Award […]

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Saratoga Race Course: Dos Historias Del “Cementerio De Los Campeones”

Cada verano el hipódromo de Saratoga, ubicado en Saratoga Springs, NY, abre sus puertas para albergar lo más selecto de la hípica norteamericana. Los mejores ejemplares, los profesionales y propietarios más destacados, las carreras más relevantes. Clase y belleza que conforman un espectáculo único en el deporte hípico que trasciende a nivel internacional. Pero Saratoga también […]

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American Pharoah: Is The Show Over?

In the immediate aftermath of Keen Ice’s upset victory over heavily favored American Pharoah in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Travers on Saturday, owner Ahmed Zayat hinted that the Triple Crown champion son of Pioneerof the Nile may have run his last race. “We’re going to sit and think it over,” Zayat said in a post-Travers press […]

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Is the Travers The Right Race For Pharoah?

Although it has not officially been announced yet, it appears as though Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will make his next start in the G1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 29. Owner Ahmed Zayat has indicated that he would like the colt to race there, although a decision won’t be made until after American Pharoah […]

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By Ray Paulick From a trip-handicapper’s standpoint, Sunday’s Grade 1 Personal Ensign Stakes was a textbook play for an upset. You had all the right ingredients: Rachel Alexandra, a heavy favorite being asked to do something she’d never done before, carry her speed a mile and a quarter; a “now” horse in  Life At Ten […]

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