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‘Another Great Breeze’ For Diversify Ahead Of Jockey Club Gold Cup

Lauren Evans and Ralph M. Evans’ multiple Grade 1 winner Diversify wrapped up his major preparations for his title defense in the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park with a five-furlong breeze Friday morning, covering the distance in 58.97 seconds, his second bullet work in as many weeks. Diversify worked solo […]

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Although Winless, White-Faced Racehorse Is A Star Of The Shed Row

Two-year-old Southern Phantom made the first three starts of his career at the recently concluded Saratoga meet. He didn’t win any of them, but it’s safe to say the son of Bodemeister stood out big time. As CNN Sport puts it, Southern Phantom looks like his face was dipped in a bucket of white paint. […]

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Rosario’s Stakes Hat Trick Nets Jockey Of The Week Title

In one of the more contentious ballots of the year, Joel Rosario was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for August 27 – September 3, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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NYRA Breaks Ground On Three-Story, 36,000 Square Foot Addition At Saratoga

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the 1863 Club, the permanent, new building to be located at the site of the current At the Rail Pavilion at Saratoga Race Course. The 1863 Club is named in honor of the year of the first organized thoroughbred race meeting in […]

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Despite Early Rain, Saratoga Meet Generates Second-Highest Handle In History

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today concluded its 2018 season at Saratoga Race Course with the second highest all-sources handle in history, despite a summer meet that was inundated with more than 10 inches of rain. Total all-sources handle generated during the meet was $659,083,459, in spite of the fact that 50 races […]

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Irad Ortiz, Klaravich Stables Wrap Up Saratoga Titles

Chad Brown’s record-setting effort led to his second H. Allen Jerkens award for the Saratoga meet’s top trainer, while jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. notched his second Angel Cordero, Jr. award for leading jockey as the 40-day meet concluded Monday, Labor Day, at the Spa. Klaravich Stables was the meet’s leading owner with 21 victories and […]

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Qurbaan Upsets Bernard Baruch In U.S. Debut; Voodoo Song Fifth

Making his first start in the U.S. off nearly an 11-month layoff, Shadwell’s Qurbaan provided a 13-1 upset in Monday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch at Saratoga. The 5-year-old son of Speightstown, ridden by leading jockey Irad Ortiz for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, came from off the pace to secure a nose victory over Forge at the […]

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Mind Control Authoritative Over Mucho In Hopeful Stakes

Owned by his breeder Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stable, juvenile Mind Control was impressive in Monday’s Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga. The son of Stay Thirsty, piloted by John Velazquez at odds of 10-1, took the lead in the backstretch and turned back a pair of rivals in the stretch to win by […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: A Hopeful Trifecta

Saratoga’s closing day card features the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds, and this year’s field offers an eight-colt lineup with several intriguing options. In today’s Weekend Play, let’s take a run at the trifecta. Race 10, G1 Hopeful, 7 furlongs In an effort to get some value here, let’s leave off the 8-5 morning-line […]

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Dream Tree Impressive Off The Layoff In Prioress, Remains Undefeated

Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Dream Tree has now won all five of her career starts, impressively winning Sunday’s Grade 2 Prioress off a seven-month layoff. The 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo, ridden by Mike Smith for trainer Bob Baffert, took on the very game 8-5 favorite Mia Mischief on the far turn and blew on by in […]

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