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Saratoga’s Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Fundraiser Set For Aug. 20

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s [TRF] BBQ At The Barn fundraiser is slated for Tuesday, August 20 from 6-9 p.m. at The Saratoga Winery located on Route 29 in Saratoga Springs. The TRF, now in its 36th year, is the world’s largest equine sanctuary. Founded in 1983, the TRF cares for horses retired from racing with […]

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Jockey Club Round Table To Focus On Crisis Management, International Perspectives On Horse Racing

The Jockey Club announced today that its 67th Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing will feature international perspectives on racing as well as communications strategies in times of crisis and measures that may improve the Thoroughbred industry. The conference will be held on Sunday, August 11, at the Gideon Putnam Resort in […]

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Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale Catalog Now Available Online

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 332 entries for its New York-Bred Yearlings Sale, scheduled for Sunday and Monday, Aug. 11 and 12, in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Sunday session will begin at 7 pm, and the Monday session will begin at noon. Statistics recently released by The Blood-Horse MarketWatch rank the New […]

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New York Jockeys-Versus-Horsemen Charity Basketball Game Set For Aug. 1

The 12th annual jockeys-versus-horsemen charity basketball game, which benefits the programs of the New York Race Track Chaplaincy, will be played Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the YMCA in Saratoga Springs at 6:30 p.m. Previous editions were held at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center. The game is one of the most popular events on the […]

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National Museum Of Racing Seeks Artistic Works For Forthcoming ‘Hall Of Fame Experience’

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is offering an open call for submissions by artists to create an original panoramic work for the Museum’s Race Day Gallery that will be part of the new Hall of Fame Experience, set to open in July 2020. Artists wishing to submit original concepts must submit […]

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‘Living My Dream’: Jockey Dean Butler Carries On At 48

Dean Butler doesn’t mind if you think he’s hard-headed for continuing to ride Thoroughbreds at 48. Basically, he agrees. “I’ve had nine concussions in my career. My head has taken a pretty good beating,” said Butler, who was born and grew up in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Butler was named to ride three horses today, but […]

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Ehalt: ‘More Is Not Less When It Comes To Saratoga’

At Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, Bob Ehalt takes on those complaining about potentially lengthening the Saratoga meet, due to planned renovations at Belmont Park. Ehalt wonders why some believe Saratoga will lose its charm if the meet goes to five-day weeks but is stretched out another week or so. “After all, it used to be a […]

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Saratoga: Hall Of Fame To Hold Free Seminar On Racehorse Partnerships

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a unique opportunity for racing fans and people interested in Thoroughbred ownership to meet representatives of notable racing partnerships on Monday, July 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery. Admission is complimentary and visitors are also invited […]

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Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearlings Sale Catalog Now Available Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 327 entries for its New York Bred Yearlings Sale, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12. Sessions will begin each evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York. “Our consignors have once again supported us with the very best of the New York Bred yearling crop,” said […]

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‘Hay, Oats & Spaghetti’: TRF’s Annual Saratoga Event Scheduled For July 23

“Hay, Oats & Spaghetti,” the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s popular kickoff party to the Saratoga racing season, will celebrate its sixth anniversary in a new location – the Saratoga Automobile Museum – on Monday, July 23. Located next to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in the Saratoga State Park, the Automobile Museum provides a bigger venue […]

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