New York racing

New Empire 6, Fourstardave Among Highlights For Week 5 At Saratoga

Here’s a list of races, events and promotions for week 5 of the Saratoga meet: WEEK 5 HIGHLIGHTS  Fans on Wednesday, August 7 will enjoy the second giveaway of the season: a Saratoga baseball cap, presented by Saratoga Casino Hotel. Free with admission, while supplies last.  Beginning Wednesday, August 7, horseplayers will enjoy a new option […]

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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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A Dozen ‘Jockey Legends’ Return To Saratoga This Weekend

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome a dozen of the sport’s top jockeys back to Saratoga Race Course for the sixth annual Jockey Legends Day, presented by Fasig-Tipton, on Sunday, August 4. Top riders scheduled to attend include Angel Cordero, Jr., Robbie Davis, Ramon Dominguez, David Erb, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Richard […]

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New Jackpot-Style Empire 6 Set To Debut August 7 At Saratoga

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the launch of the Empire 6, a jackpot-style multi-race wager replacing the traditional Pick 6. The Empire 6, featuring a $0.20 bet minimum and 20 percent takeout, will be added to the wagering menu beginning Wednesday, August 7 and continue through the remainder of the 2019 […]

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Turf Triple Series, Jockey Legends Among Week 4 Highlights At Saratoga

Here are the races, events, and entertainment slated for week 4 of the Saratoga summer meet: WEEK 4 HIGHLIGHTS The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will celebrate the legacy and contributions of the “Queen of Saratoga” with a day named in honor of Marylou Whitney on Saturday, August 3. Marylou Whitney Day on Saturday, August 3 will be […]

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NYRA Unveils Plans To Celebrate The Legacy Of Marylou Whitney

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced plans to honor the legacy of esteemed Thoroughbred owner and breeder, celebrated philanthropist and National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee Marylou Whitney, who died at the age of 93 on July 19.  In tribute to Mrs. Whitney’s passion, commitment and dedication to both […]

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Amoss Brings ‘Trainer’s Perspective,’ Expertise To Saratoga Live

Fans can be sure to find an insider’s view this summer by tuning in to Saratoga Live and hanging on Tom Amoss’ every word. Amoss has worked at every level of the game since he took out his trainer’s license in 1987, and his operation has grown from five horses to more than 70. He is playing […]

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Jim Dandy, PDJF Awareness Among Highlights Of Week 3 At Saratoga

Here’s a list of races, events and entertainment for Week 3 of the 2019 Saratoga summer meet: WEEK 3 HIGHLIGHTS The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will pay tribute to military service members and veterans in appreciation of their sacrifice and service to the nation during Military Appreciation Day on Wednesday, July 24.  Racing fans may […]

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Race Named For Violette, CC American Oaks Among Week 2 Highlights At The Spa

A list of events, races and betting opportunities during the second week of the 2019 Saratoga annual meet: WEEK 2 HIGHLIGHTS The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will celebrate the legacy of Richard A. Violette, Jr., the longtime NYRA trainer and former president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, with the debut of a […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: New And Improved Saratoga?

The annual Saratoga summer meet is underway, and there are several significant changes to this year’s meet. Among them, the meeting will be longer in duration but with shorter race weeks, and the New York Racing Association is changing the format of its Pick 6 bet. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow […]

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