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Trainer Linda Rice

.postComments, .commentsContainer, .commentForm{display:none;} .questionForm{display:block} Linda Rice, who edged out Todd Pletcher to become the first female trainer to win the Saratoga meet title, will... Read More

Get a Handle - by Dan Liebman

The single most significant number relative to a racetrack’s business is handle. Pure and simple. It not only fuels the second-most-important number—purses—but is clearly reflective of the acceptance of... Read More

Closing Out

Six television cameras, lined up in a row like the cannons at Fort Ticonderoga, were pointed at NYRA's communications director John Lee as he began an 11:00 am press gathering in the Saratoga winner's... Read More

Breakfast With The Doc

It is time once again for the annual pilgrimage to the mecca of racing that makes me briefly forget all the problems the sport is facing and remember the way it used to be. This year marks my (gulp!) 49th... Read More

Star Power - by Dan Liebman

Just three months after it was announced he was being pensioned, Storm Cat was represented by the top price Aug. 5 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale. How fitting. The success enjoyed by the 25... Read More

Against All Odds

There is a guy named Don who sits alone in a clubhouse box and charts the odds with each click of the tote board. His is a lost art, as much a throwback as anything else to the bygone days when bookmakers... Read More

Ear Plugs

There’s been an uptick in sales of ear plugs at the CVS drug store. The yearlings have returned to the Fasig-Tipton grounds on Madison and East, and sleep-deprived residents of nearby Fifth Avenue are... Read More

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