Saratoga Stakes

Nearly $21 Million In Stakes Purses Set For 5-Day-A-Week Saratoga Meet

The 2019 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will feature 76 stakes across 40 racing days, highlighted by the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers and the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney as the anchors of two of the biggest racing days in North America. The summer meet, which features $20.85 […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings: What’s In A (Stakes) Name?

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale of Selected Yearlings continues tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer the second of two PR Special newsletters for distribution both on the sale grounds and online In this edition of the PR Special, features editor Natalie Voss examines some of the famous […]

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New York-Breds Shine On Friday’s Showcase Day At The Spa

More than 100 New York-breds will take center stage at Saratoga Race Course on Friday for New York Showcase Day, featuring an all-state-bred card including six stakes worth $1.15 million. An accomplished field of stakes winners will comprise the $200,000 Fleet Indian for 3-year-old fillies on the main track. Super Surprise, the Maid of the […]

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Saratoga: Alterite Tops Enticing Grade 1 Diana Field

Following an eight-month layoff, Alterite will make her 4-year-old debut in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 TVG Diana at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by Martin Schwartz, Alterite will join Stephanie’s Kitten from the barn of trainer Chad Brown for the 1 1/8-mile Diana, the first of 15 Grade 1 flat stakes on the 40-day Saratoga calendar. Sharing Saturday’s card will […]

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Saratoga Releases 2014 Stakes Schedule; Whitney Purse Doubled to $1.5M

The 146th Saratoga Race Course meet will feature a record $17.45 million in stakes purses, topped by the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on Saturday, August 23 and the Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney on Saturday, August 2. Both the 1 ¼-mile Travers for 3-year-olds and the 1 1/8-mile Whitney for 3-year-olds and up received […]

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Saratoga: Centre Court serves up narrow win in Lake George

Centre Court already had proven to be a filly who likes a good tussle, and she got one Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course. Careening through tight quarters just outside the sixteenth pole, the rising Smart Strike filly bulled her way between opponents and scored an impressive victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Lake George for […]

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Reilly: A.P. Indy forges legacy, preserves rich pedigree history

One of racing’s legendary sires left an unmistakable mark on the 2011 Saratoga meet, and in doing so continued to forge a considerable influence on Thoroughbred breeding while preserving a long line of success.  Descendants of A.P. Indy took the top three spots in the Travers, the top three spots in the Coaching Club American […]

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Jones: Havre de Grace ‘could be Zenyatta’

If Havre de Grace looked like she was going easy while beating the boys in Saturday’s Woodward, it could be because she was.  Trainer Larry Jones tells the Blood-Horse’s Steve Haskin: “This filly has a cruising speed that forces other horses to run hard to keep up with her while she’s still galloping. By the […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Havre de Grace

Owner Rick Porter and trainer Larry Jones aren’t hiding their light under a bushel basket. The Saint Liam filly Havre de Grace is their bright and shining light, and they have mapped out an ambitious and exciting program that they hope will earn their bay filly a national championship over the next couple of months. […]

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Ten juveniles to vie for Three Chimneys Hopeful

Monday may be closing day for the 143rd meet at Saratoga Race Course, but the Grade 1, $250,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful could be just the beginning of bigger things for the 10 juveniles entered in the seven-furlong race. Man o’ War, Secretariat, Affirmed, Whirlaway, Summer Squall and Afleet Alex are among the many classic winners […]

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