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Jerry Bossert’s Saratoga Selections: Sunday, July 23

Jerry Bossert will be providing handicapping selections for each day of the 2017 Saratoga Thoroughbred meet. Racing writer and handicapper for the New York Daily News from 1994-2014, Bossert is a manager for Darby Development, owners of Monmouth Park, at their Favorites at Hillsborough off-track wagering facility in New Jersey. Follow Jerry on Twitter @JerryBossert […]

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Saratoga Showdown: NYRA Launches Free Online Handicapping Game

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today the launch of a free online game, allowing fans to test their skills against each other and win prizes. The contest runs exclusively during races that are broadcast on NYRA’s flagship TV show “Saratoga Live.” To play, participants must visit www.saratogashowdown.com. Saratoga Showdown features three formats […]

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Saratoga: Sunday Features Two-Day Pick 6 Carryover Of $209,632

Upset wins by Firenze Fire ($27) in the Grade 3, $150,000 Sanford, Penjade ($16) in Race 8, and Glorious Empire ($20) in Race 11 helped trigger a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $209,632 to start the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. Sunday’s Pick 6 carryover sequence starts on Race 6 at approximately 3:49 p.m. […]

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Gunnevera Fires Another Bullet In Preparation For Travers Stakes

Peacock Racing Stables’ Gunnevera turned in his fourth consecutive bullet workout at Gulfstream Park West Saturday while breezing five furlongs in a sharp 58.80 seconds under Edgard Zayas. Unraced since finishing fifth in the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico May 20, the Antonio Sano-trained 3-year-old colt was credited with the fastest of 12 workouts recorded at the five-furlong […]

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Lady Eli All Heart In Thrilling Diana Victory

Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli laid her heart on the line this Saturday, showing every ounce of her courage to defeat Quidura by a head in the Grade 1 Diana Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Divine Park, who battled through laminitis to return to Grade 1-winning glory, covered nine furlongs over Saratoga’s firm turf in […]

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Trio Of Strong Female Sprinters Face Off In Wednesday’s Honorable Miss

By the Moon, Paulassilverlining and Finley’sluckycharm are all seeking to extend their current stakes win streaks in a field of five for the 26th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss on Wednesday at Saratoga. Jay Em Ess Stable’s By the Moon seeks her third consecutive stakes win after victories in the Grade 3 […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Solid,’ Cloud Computing ‘Great’ In Final Preps For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming turned in a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.71 over the Oklahoma training track Saturday morning at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at 1 1/8 miles on July 29. Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez guided the Bodemeister colt through splits of 13.93 […]

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Jerry Bossert’s Saratoga Selections: Saturday, July 22

Jerry Bossert will be providing handicapping selections for each day of the 2017 Saratoga Thoroughbred meet. Racing writer and handicapper for the New York Daily News from 1994-2014, Bossert is a manager for Darby Development, owners of Monmouth Park, at their Favorites at Hillsborough off-track wagering facility in New Jersey. Follow Jerry on Twitter @JerryBossert […]

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Opening Day At Saratoga Sees 14 Percent Handle Increase

Opening Day of the 2017 season at Saratoga Race Course saw all-sources handle of $20,332,051, a 14.47 percent increase over the 2016 opening day total. The day of racing was highlighted by a stunning performance by Hoolie Racing Stable’s Dream It Is. The 2-year-old filly romped to an impressive nine-length victory in the Grade 3, […]

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First-Ever Carryover Of $104,258 In Saturday’s NYRA Bets Late Pick 5

Joyful Joyful’s victory in the 10th race on Friday’s Opening Day card at Saratoga Race Course triggered the first ever carryover of the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 since its launch at Belmont Park on July 4. Saturday’s pool will have a $104,258 carryover starting Race 7 with an approximate post time of 4:16 p.m. […]

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