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Lake George, Schuylerville Draw Solid Fields To Highlight Opening Day At Saratoga

Trainer Jimmy Toner will try for his third victory in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Lake George for sophomore fillies at 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf with the Grade 3-placed Defiant Honor. The Lake George joins the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville, a six-furlong contest for 2-year-old fillies, to kick off the Opening Day racing action at […]

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Saratoga: City Police Will Neither Initiate Nor Partake In Illegal Immigrant Deportation

Saratoga Springs has experienced dozens of arrests of illegal immigrants this year, and several trainers indicated that their staff are afraid to travel upstate for the race meet. According to, the city’s mayor Joanne Yepsen declared on Monday that Saratoga police would not be initiating or participating in federal deportation of illegal immigrants. “There are certain […]

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Opening Weekend At Saratoga Features Five Graded Stakes Races

Stakes action at Saratoga Race Course will get off to a quick start with two graded stakes scheduled for Friday’s Opening Day: the Grade 3, $150,000 Lake George and the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville. The Lake George, for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on turf, is likely to feature a full field led by Dale Romans […]

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Jim Dandy Works: Always Dreaming ‘Nice And Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing ‘Well Within Himself’

In their preparations for the July 29 Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, both Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness winner Cloud Computing have been progressing well, reports The Todd Pletcher-trained Always Dreaming covered five furlongs at Saratoga in 1:01.16, while Chad Brown trainee Cloud Computing worked a half-mile in :48.29 at Belmont Park. […]

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Saratoga Season Tickets Go On Sale March 15; Season Perks Program To Continue In 2017

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will welcome the general public to purchase full-season ticket plans and season admission passes for the 2017 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course beginning Wednesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. EST. Full-season plans, which include reserved seats for the full 40-day season, will be available for purchase online through […]

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NYRA Announces Creation Of New Saratoga Walk Of Fame

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced a new attraction for the 2015 meet that will honor and showcase the achievements of those who have made significant contributions to the sport of thoroughbred racing and to the advancement of Saratoga Race Course: the all-new Saratoga Walk of Fame. The covered structure, which features the […]

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NYRA announces 2012 giveaway days at Saratoga

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will continue its tradition of iconic giveaways with four Sunday giveaway days scheduled for the summer 2012 meet at Saratoga Race Course. Each emblazoned with the Saratoga Race Course logo, the 2012 giveaways include returning favorites and one new offering. The schedule is as follows: SARATOGA BASEBALL CAP                    Sunday, […]

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Veitch: The future of Saratoga

With capital improvements on the way at Saratoga as a result of the racino being installed at Aqueduct, a local advisory committee has been formed to discuss the proposed changes. And NYRA president Charles Hayward seems to be leaning on their input. “I’m encouraged at the level of dialogue and substantive input we’re getting from […]

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