Saratoga

TODAY August 29, 2015
Trainer Dallas Stewart came to Saratoga with the idea of eventually stretching Unbridled Forever back out around two turns to take another shot at the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, a race in which she finished fifth a year ago.
Taking advantage of an ideal setup in front of her, Sheer Drama recorded her second consecutive Grade 1 victory and earned a bid into the Breeders’ Cup Distaff later this year with 1 1/4-length victory Saturday in the $750,000 Personal Ensign Stakes at ...
Ed Lewi, a pioneer in public relations in the Capital Region whose agency assisted in media relations and marketing efforts for the New York Racing Association for more than four decades, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack earlier in the ...
Sudden Surprise and She’s All Ready were good-looking winners of the Funny Cide and Seeking the Ante stakes, respectively, on Friday. Both horses are now 2 for 2 in New York-bred company.
Trainer Todd Pletcher may not have had a 3-year-old to run in Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga, but he spent part of the morning preparing a bevy of older horses for next Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward Stakes here.
Trainer Graham Motion makes no bones about his desire to win the Better Talk Now Stakes, a one-mile turf race for 3-year-olds that will be run for the second time Monday at Saratoga.
Trainer Ralph Nicks said he was leaning toward running his impressive debut winner Tap to It in the Grade 1 Spinaway after sending her out to work four furlongs in 47.60 seconds under jockey Joel Rosario on Saturday.
Below are my horse-by-horse takes on the 55 entrants in Saturday’s six Grade 1 stakes races at Saratoga (now 54 runners after the early scratch of La Verdad from the Ballerina). It would be a great lineup of high-quality racing even without the Triple ...
YESTERDAY August 28, 2015
When Good Luck Gus won the Damon Runyon Stakes for New York-bred juveniles around two turns last December at Aqueduct, owner Michael Dubb had designs of giving the colt a chance to jump on the Triple Crown trail.
New York-based Jeremiah Englehart has always had a special place in his heart for the Yaddo Stakes, an annual event for statebred fillies and mares on the turf at Saratoga.