Locals, Horsemen Wonder: Will There Be A Saratoga Meet This Year?

As of now, a July 16 opening day is still on the calendar for Saratoga Race Course, but as the COVID-19 crisis worsens in New York, writer Mike MacAdam questions whether the traditional summer race meet will actually take place. Writing for The Daily Gazette, MacAdam noted the Saratoga isn’t just a beloved tradition — […]

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B.E.S.T. Seeking Donations For Negative Pressure Room, A ‘Critical Cog’ In Battling Epidemic

The importance of the Backstretch Employee Service Team of New York (B.E.S.T.) is more pronounced than ever with live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack suspended until further notice due to changing circumstances in the racing community relative to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Led by Executive Director Paul Ruchames from Cottage 28B on the Belmont Park backstretch, B.E.S.T.’s […]

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Eddie F’s Focuses On Racing, Good Food, And Giving Back To The Community

Ed and Lisa Fazzone, proprietors of Eddie F’s Eatery in Saratoga Springs, New York, are serving up a lot of early success with their Eddie F’s Racing partnership. The third-generation restaurateurs won the Gander on February 16 with Chowda, who will look to double-up that success in Sunday’s $100,000 Damon Runyon for New York-bred sophomores […]

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NYRA Set To Take Saratoga Corporate Space, Group Hospitality Reservations

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will accept full space corporate and group hospitality reservations for the 2020 season at Saratoga Race Course beginning Tuesday, March 3 at 10 a.m.  Among the group options available are the first-floor banquet space, second-floor event space and third-floor luxury suites at the 1863 Club. The three-story, climate-controlled […]

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Saratoga To Remove Paddock Tent, Open Up Space For More Fans

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that it will increase the amount of green space available to fans by removing the group hospitality tent positioned alongside the paddock at Saratoga Race Course.  The removal of the Paddock Tent, which has been a permanent fixture at Saratoga for more than a decade, will […]

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New York State Of Mind: Cohen To Ride At Saratoga This Summer

David Cohen, Oaklawn’s leading jockey in 2019, said he will ride regularly this summer at Saratoga, the prestigious upstate New York meet that will run July 16-Sept. 7. Cohen was based in Kentucky after the Oaklawn meeting ended last May, but he did have six mounts at Saratoga. Cohen had three victories – all for […]

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At Age 24, Four-Time New York Champion Gander Is Living The Good Life

They just don’t make horses like Gander anymore, at least that’s what owner Mike Gatsas would tell you. The New York-bred son of Cormorant put together a 60-race resume, which included 15 wins, six of which were stakes, and over $1.8 million in earnings. In 1999, he was named New York’s Champion 3-Year-Old and the […]

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Grade 1 Winner Got Stormy Expected To Kick Off 2020 Campaign In Tampa’s Endeavour

Leading the list of candidates for the 21st running of the Lambholm South Endeavour, to be held next Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, is Gary Barber’s 5-year-old mare Got Stormy. Her outstanding 2019 campaign included a victory in the Grade I Fourstardave Handicap against males at Saratoga, a victory in the Grade I Matriarch Stakes […]

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Stettin Donates Handicapping For Horses Prize Money To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Professional handicapper and owner of Jonathan Stettin won the inaugural Handicapping for Horses Tournament this past August in Saratoga Springs, New York and donated his prize money to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The prize money will be presented to the TAA during the Jan. 24 card at Gulfstream Park. The tournament, which lasted the […]

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