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The Lukas Legend Continues

Wayne Lukas was in his office the morning after Will Take Charge's victory in the 144th Travers Stakes. Watching his every move with attentive and loving eyes was his Australian Shepherd Boomer, whose... Read More


Only one week of Thoroughbred racing remains and for the thousands of visitors who descended on Saratoga Springs, NY for the sport, the 150th season has practically ended. After waiting so long through... Read More

University of Lukas

Party people who witnessed the last cocktails poured in the Caroline St. bars must have loved that some pilot in a Piper Cub airplane was buzzing the skies above Saratoga Racecourse at 6:00 AM. Whoever... Read More

What's Up, Pussycat?

After 28 years of lending a public face to the Travers Stakes with his iconic posters, exile is the thanks Greg Montgomery is getting from NYRA. The NYRA hospitality department reportedly has entered into... Read More

Following a Blue Moon

Belmont Child Care Association, the organization that provides shelter and learning to the children of backstretch workers as they tend to the horses in the mornings, held in 16th annual fundraising party... Read More

War! What is it Good For?

Well, it’s good for a straight win bet, an exacta bet, or a trifecta bet. Those are all the ways you can possibly cash a big ticket in Saturday’s Travers Stakes if you play War Dancer, either by himself... Read More

His Moment

by Vic Zast Saturday’s card was the best of the new season. A notable crowd of 25,375 fans witnessed top competition from start to finish. Three stakes – all graded, an opener that saw the venerable Caixa... Read More

Doug Davis

The charm of horse racing lies primarily in the animals that do it—their beauty, grace, power and their degree of class. But there is an undeniable attraction to the colorful human beings that make it... Read More

Canoe Issues

The first words from trainer Kiaran McLaughlin at the post-Travers press conference were, “What are they going to do with the canoe?” A Mohican on patrol at the Wishing Well in search of the tribe’s missing... Read More

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