YESTERDAY September 01, 2014
Well before the curtain came down Monday on Saratoga’s 146th meet, rumors began flying about next year’s Saratoga season.
Trainer Graham Motion said he always thought that Ring Weekend might be a little better on turf than dirt. Ring Weekend confirmed that theory with an impressive 2 3/4-length victory over the pace-setting Smooth Daddy in Monday’s $300,000 Saranac.
In a highly anticipated matchup between sons of the stallion Super Saver, Competitive Edge rolled to a convincing 5 3/4-length victory over I Spent It in Monday’s Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga.
Winning a Grade 1 race like the Spinaway is a great thrill for any trainer. But for Rudy Rodriguez, Condo Commando’s 13 1/4-length triumph over a sloppy track here Sunday was doubly special.
The Big Beast, who became a candidate for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint with his win in last month’s Grade 1 King’s Bishop at Saratoga, will be out of action for at least 60 days, owner Alex Lieblong, said Monday. The horse is scheduled to have a bone chip ...
I though the front end of this card looked more manageable than the back and will play accordingly, focusing my action on the early 50-cent pick five. The Grade 1 Hopeful, race 4, sits in the middle of the sequence, and here’s how I’ll structure a pick ...
The Hopeful Stakes on closing day at Saratoga is the first Grade 1 race of the year for 2-year-old males. It looks like a two-horse race on paper, with two other entrants offering some appeal in a seven-horse field that includes three maidens.
August 31, 2014
Tom Durkin was given a wet and slightly wild send-off Sunday at Saratoga. After calling Condo Commando’s 13 1/4-length victory in the Grade 1 Spinaway in the pouring rain “splash-tastic,” Durkin was feted with a retirement ceremony in the Saratoga ...
The final words of the final call of legendary track announcer Tom Durkin’s career accurately summed up Sunday’s 123rd running of the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes after Condo Commando did indeed splash herself to a dominating 13 1/4-length victory over By ...
Irish Mission ended a frustrating period for her and trainer Christophe Clement by running down the pace-setting Viva Rafaela in deep stretch to win Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes by a half-length at Saratoga.