Schuylerville Stakes

Heat prompts scratches in Saratoga stakes

Saratoga’s opening day got underway Friday despite high temperatures that prompted other Northeast tracks to cancel their cards, but the weather is having an impact on Saratoga’s races. Grade 1 winner Gayego was scratched from Friday’s $75,000 James Marvin Stakes due to the heat, Saeed Bin Suroor’s assistant trainer Rick Mettee tells the Daily Racing […]

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Simms: Flashy Lassie won’t ship to Spa due to heat

Trainer Gary Simms said Wednesday he’s scratching Flashy Lassie from the Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes on Saratoga’s opening day card because he doesn’t want van the filly in the oppressive temperatures gripping the East Coast and Midwest.  Flashy Lassie is based at Churchill Downs, where she won the Grade 3 Debutante Stakes last month. Simms […]

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Pair of stakes kicks off 143rd Saratoga meet Friday

Press Release A pair of stakes races –  the Grade 3, $100,000 Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies and the $75,000 James Marvin for older sprinters – grace the opening-day card as the 143rd meet gets underway Friday at Saratoga Race Course. The Schuylerville will be run as race 9 on the 10-race card, following the James […]

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Saratoga opening weekend stakes taking shape

Press Release Saratoga ‘s opening day feature, the Grade 3, six-furlong $100,000 Schuylerville, will provide some clarity as to the early divisional leaders among the 2-year-old fillies. Heading the probables for the July 22 event are Georgie’s Angel, an impressive debut winner for trainer Todd Pletcher at Churchill Downs with an 83 Beyer Speed Figure, […]

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LANE’S END brings you THE WEEKENDER PEDIGREE: LE MI GEAUX

By Frank Mitchell We are still in the early furlongs of the freshman sires’ race, but the first returns have been promising for the well-regarded young stallions Bluegrass Cat, Sharp Humor, and First Samurai, who are the top three Kentucky-based sires on the list, as well as for the Florida freshmen Congrats, With Distinction, and […]

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