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Bravazo Demonstrates ‘Shake-The-Trees’ Work In Haskell Preparation

Calumet Farm’s Bravazo put in his final work leading up to next Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, clocking 48.77 seconds for a half-mile over the Oklahoma training track listed as good. Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said the work was just what his colt needed. “What we’re trying to do is just put him […]

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Saratoga’s Monday Card Features $69,580 Pick 6 Carryover

Sunday’s Pick 6 sequence went unsolved on Sunday when Quaff (No.1, $18.40) rallied late in the stretch Sunday at Saratoga Race Course, triggering a carryover of $69,580 when live racing resumes on Monday. Sunday’s Pick 6 sequence kicked off with Wooderson (No. 6) upsetting Race 5 at odds of 7-1 returning $16.00 for a $2 […]

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Saratoga Live Returns With Expanded National Coverage In 2018

When historic Saratoga Race Course opens on July 20 for the splendor of its 155th season, there will once again be 40 days of unparalleled racing with 69 stakes worth $18.8 million. Yet for television viewers across the country, there will be much of more of Saratoga to watch and savor through Labor Day on […]

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Monomoy Girl Denies Midnight Bisou In CCA Oaks

Sent postward as the 1-2 favorite, Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl defeated Midnight Bisou by nearly three lengths in Sunday’s Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga. Owned by Monomoy Stable, Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar covered nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:50.46. Florent Geroux […]

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Brown ‘Optimistic’ Gronkowski Can Make Travers Field After Saturday Work

Capping a two-win day on Saturday at Saratoga, led by Diana winner Sistercharlie, trainer Chad Brown was in good spirits Sunday morning, reporting that the 4-year-old Irish-bred was in fine fettle the morning after earning her second Grade 1 win of the year. Brown also said Belmont Stakes runner-up Gronkowski came back from his workout Saturday in good order, as well as graded […]

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Sistercharlie Nails Ultra Brat On The Wire In Diana

Peter Brant’s Sistercharlie earned her second Grade 1 win in the United States on Saturday, getting up in the final strides to out-finish Ultra Brat in the $500,000 Diana Stakes. The 4-year-old Myboycharlie filly got a masterful ride from Hall of Famer John Velazquez, utilizing his rail advantage and helping the filly dig deep at […]

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Sombeyay Finishes Strong For Sanford Victory

Starlight Racing’s Sombeyay, the post-time favorite at 5-2, made a strong late bid in the lane to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Sanford Stakes by about a half-length under jockey Javier Castellano. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 2-year-old son of Into Mischief covered six furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in 1:10.35. “He’s not a particularly […]

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Pletcher Hoping To ‘Sharpen’ Vino Rosso For Distance Cutback In Jim Dandy

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s Vino Rosso turned in his final work for next weekend’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Saturday morning over Saratoga Race Course’s Oklahoma training track in company with Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney-bound Tapwrit. Vino Rosso, fourth to Justify in the Belmont Stakes last time out, and 2017 Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit went the first quarter-mile in 25 […]

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Opening Day Handle At Saratoga Tops $20 Million For Second Consecutive Year

Opening Day of the 2018 season at Saratoga Race Course generated all-sources handle of $20,247,319, the second consecutive season that wagering exceeded this milestone figure. On-track handle was $5,403,833, an increase of nearly eight percent over 2017. Opening day of racing was highlighted by the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville for juvenile fillies, the first stakes […]

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Catherinethegreat Gate-To-Wire In Schuylerville

John Oxley’s Catherinethegreat led from gate to wire in Friday’s Schuylerville, earning her first graded stakes victory by several lengths under jockey Jose Ortiz. The juvenile daughter of Uncaptured, off as the second choice at 3-1, covered six furlongs in 1:09.98 over Saratoga’s fast main track. Trained by Mark Casse, Catherinethegreat has now won two […]

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