All blog posts tagged "Saratoga"

The Little Horse That Could

2012 James Marvin starter Jackson Bend (photo: Kim Brewer) "If Seabiscuit were picking runners, he'd say, 'Hey, Jackson, I want you on my team,'" one Nicholas P. Zito remarked on a Wednesday afternoon... Read More

Spa La La La La

Yes, ‘tiz the season to be jolly. Saratoga is here again, and it seems to be getting earlier and earlier. The first half of the year has been a series of emotional ups and downs with issues so hot they... Read More

Time to Get On with It

If in 1863 John Morrissey didn’t believe that change was necessary, Saratoga horse racing fans would be watching harness races and looking into the north at horses running instead of the south. The sun... Read More


Life returned to the racecourse on a day NYRA hung a skeleton in the grandstand and parked a hearse out in front. The Abby Todd Dancers of Albany, NY performed “Thriller” between races. Their dance began... Read More

Congress in Session

It’s not easy to tell when the Saratoga horse racing season begins. The official start is at 1:00 pm today. But Saratoga horse racing is a lot of things that horse racing elsewhere isn’t, and some of those... Read More

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