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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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Casa Creed Nails Sombeyay On The Wire In Hall Of Fame

LRE Racing and JEH Racing Stable’s Casa Creed got his first graded stakes score in Friday afternoon’s Grade 2 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Stakes, attending the pace and nailing Sombeyay on the wire to win by a head. The 3-year-old son of Jimmy Creed, ridden by Junior Alvarado for trainer Bill […]

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Weekend Lineup: ‘Win And You’re In’ Whitney

The Grade 1 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course headlines this weekend’s action and will serve as a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, as well as a chance to further honor the memory of racing icon Marylou Whitney, who passed away on July 19 at the age of 93. The […]

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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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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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Weekend Lineup Features Jim Dandy, Trio Of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Races

The last weekend of July graded stakes slate includes three “Win and You’re In” events for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Nov. 1 and 2 at Santa Anita Park, plus an important Grade 2 event for 3-year-olds. The schedule kicks off Saturday morning at 10:40 ET with one of the biggest European races of the […]

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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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NYRA’s Cross Country Pick 5 A Mostly Grass Affair

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, July 27, featuring races from historic Saratoga Race Course, Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey and Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario. The Pick 5 will start at the Spa with Race 7 at 4:32 p.m. Eastern. The $90,000 maiden […]

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Classic: Thunder Snow Back On U.S. Soil, Gearing Up For Whitney Bid

Godolphin’s multiple Group 1 winner Thunder Snow, back-to-back winner of the Group 1 Dubai World Cup at Meydan for trainer Saeed bin Suroor, cleared quarantine and enjoyed his first gallop on the Oklahoma training track on Wednesday morning in preparation for his start in the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap on Saturday, August 3 […]

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