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Servis More Confident In Maximum Security Ahead Of Haskell Invitational

Maximum Security, the 8-5 morning line favorite in the field of seven salty sophomores, sets out to reclaim his status as the king of this year’s 3-year-old division in the 52nd edition of Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Gary and Mary West’s homebred, who was disqualified for interference after […]

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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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‘We Wanted To Go For It’: Joevia Fires Bullet Into Haskell

Joevia and King for a Day put in their final serious works on Saturday for the July 20 TVG.Com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, with the field for the $1 million, Grade 1 race expanding to eight with the addition of Bethlehem Road. Joevia, third in the Belmont Stakes in his most recent start, worked […]

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Saratoga’s First Open 2-Year-Old Maiden Race Includes Filly By Freshman Sire Summer Front

The prestigious Saratoga meet is known for well-bred and highly regarded 2-year-olds making their career debuts. On Friday, a field of eight juveniles will seek their first career victory in the first open company maiden event for 2-year-olds this season over the Saratoga main track going 5 1/2 furlongs. Breaking from the rail for trainer […]

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Class Relief Helps Prince Lucky Rebound In State Dinner

Daniel McConnell’s homebred Prince Lucky won an early tussle for the lead with Sunny Ridge and stayed the course to capture Closing Day Sunday’s $100,000 State Dinner at Belmont Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old Corinthian gelding entered the 1 1/16-mile trip over a fast main track from a pair of disappointing efforts at […]

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King For A Day ‘Doing Excellent,’ Poised For Haskell Rematch With Maximum Security

As a fast-rising star in the 3-year-old ranks, King for a Day has earned a shot at proving himself on a bigger stage, trainer Todd Pletcher said. That stage appears as if it will be the July 20 TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, which would set up a second showdown with Maximum Security. It […]

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Nine Juvenile Fillies Top Opening-Day Schuylerville At Saratoga

A field of nine 2-year-old fillies will all make their respective stakes debuts in the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville contested at six furlongs on Thursday, Opening Day, at historic Saratoga Race Course. One of two graded stakes run on the lid-lifter for the Spa’s 40-day meet, including the Grade 3, $100,000 Quick Call for 3-year-olds, […]

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Debut 2-Year-Old Winner Fierce Lady Sells Monday At Fasig-Tipton July

Nice Guys Stables and Steve Hornstock’s Fierce Lady, who turned heads with an impressive debut effort on June 22 at Belmont, will go through the sales ring on Monday at the Fasig-Tipton July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale in Lexington. The dark bay daughter of Competitive Edge, out of the A.P. Jet mare Anjorie, […]

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Pletcher’s Empire Of War Tops G3 Kent Stakes Field

Three Diamonds Farm Empire of War tops the $200,000 Grade III Kent Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile-and-an-eighth grass affair has attracted a field of ten 3-year-olds. Empire of War has a career record of two wins, a second and two thirds from seven starts with earnings of $143,650.  In his latest, the […]

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Valiance Becomes First Stakes Winner For China Horse Club’s U.S. Breeding Program

Just 10 days after Kimari went within an eyelash of becoming the maiden stakes winner for the China Horse Club’s U.S.-based breeding program in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, that title was claimed by Valiance in the $75,000 Open Mind Stakes on turf at Monmouth Park. The striking gray filly maintained […]

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