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Sloppy Beginning

Two French jockeys make the most of a dreadful weather day and a horse with a fondness for the course treats the smaller than desired crowd to an exhibition.... Read More

Restaurant Wars

Two popular New York City restaurants are getting their own building on the racecourse grounds, providing competition for Siro's and evidence that NYRA's daunting problems are only temporary.... Read More

Let Them Eat Cake

Several ceremonies took place at the racetrack including a retirement, a wedding and two graded stakes trophy presentations.... Read More

The Sound of a Crowd

Rachel Alexandra sweeps through the turn, races down the stretch and crosses the finish line first by a head, as her adoring fans hail her triumphant performance.... Read More

Paddock Postings

Post positions were drawn for the Travers and one man with a horse in and a horse out had something to say to the media.... Read More

Longshot Immersion

There's money to be made on a perfectly fine betting day as a longshot from Chicago wins the feature and Storm Cat is heard from again and again.... Read More

Poster Boy

Colonel John is on the new Travers Stakes poster and sales are brisk. Will he meet Rachel Alexandra next?... Read More

Life Goes On

An usher known for rigid inflexibility and a legendary New York race caller are remembered on a great day when good taste was in question.... Read More

Busy Day Back

After the first dark day of the season, the racecourse sprang to life, activities were renewed at the Museum of Racing and the Reading Room and Cocoa Beach completed her comeback despite an objection.... Read More

First Time on the Flat

A steeplechase jockey rides a steeplechase horse to victory on the flat and Quality Road prepares for the Travers with a win in track record time.... Read More

Stuffing Moolah through the Mutuels

A slow-moving crowd for Saratoga's opener showed little enthusiasm, except when it came to betting, as Hot Dixie Chick beat the rain, the humidity and her Schuylerville Stakes competition.... Read More

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