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June 08, 2016
As the New York Racing Association prepares to launch its national advance-deposit wagering platform, NYRA Bets, next month, the company is expanding its television presence to enable more people to watch its product.
September 10, 2015
By any metric, the 2015 Saratoga meet, which ended on Labor Day, was a runaway winner: Business boomed, fields filled, weather cooperated, racing thrived. You could spend an overly long evening handing out awards to all the horses and people who did ...
September 03, 2015
The Woodward at Saratoga features horses that have a combined 24 triple-digit Beyers, so this is no easy call.
August 27, 2015
Saratoga Race Track unapologetically embraces its graveyard reputation with the running each summer of the key local prep for the Travers. The history behind the Jim Dandy Stakes is fascinating, and not lost on John Shirreffs.
There is an unprecedented achievement that American Pharoah can attain Saturday if he wins the Travers at Saratoga: He would become the first horse ever to win the Derby, Preakness, Belmont, Haskell, and Travers, the five most prestigious 3-year-old ...
The Travers looks a lot like the Belmont Stakes to me. The best horse is also the only horse with any early speed.
August 26, 2015
This August explosion has been as unexpected as it has been glorious. Who saw this coming?
August 06, 2015
There were two performances at Belmont Park on June 6 so brilliant that they gave you the chills. One, of course, was by that 3-year-old who did that thing that hadn’t been done in 37 years. The other, understandably obscured by American Pharoah’s ...
August 05, 2015
Despite his reluctance to play road games, Lava Man managed to pile up enough points on his home courts to earn entry into the Racing Hall of Fame.
July 30, 2015
Saratoga’s opening weekend this year may be best remembered for the highly unusual disqualification of horses who finished first in graded stakes on consecutive afternoons: the takedowns of Magna Light in the Grade 3 Sanford Saturday, and of I’m a ...