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Time and Hope

The media took about a nanosecond to realize that both trainer Roger Attfield and jockey John Velazquez, who teamed up to win Monday’s feature race with Kissable, were about to enter the Hall of Fame on... Read More

Alternative Activities

The rains began about 30 minutes before the first race and then ended after the second race finished. All but the first and second races were switched from the grass to the sloppy main track. Ramon Dominguez... Read More


Frankel would have been the best horse to run at Saratoga today if NYRA had renewed its simulcasts of British racing. Officials are not to blame. Only a dozen or so fans used to show up to watch and wager... Read More

The Wedding Gift

A young man named Matty D thought it would be great fun to buy his friend Micah a gag wedding gift. Micah was married the night before and invited about 100 wedding guests to join him and his bride Biz... Read More

Many Happy Returns

Say what you will about the horses competing at Saratoga this summer. The quality will improve Saturday when two $600,000 graded stakes are run─the grade I Diana Stakes for fillies and mares on the turf... Read More

Dominguez hot on Domingo

Day three of the meet is too early to begin worrying about empty seats. But if the attendance was 18,425 as reported July 22, they counted obese people twice. Despite beautiful weather and a card suited... Read More


It’s darn near impossible to keep up with all that’s going on in this town. Once the horses arrived, Saratoga Springs sprung to life like hydrangeas in season. The Hat’s Off to Saratoga Festival has begun... Read More

Whetting the Appetite

A reassuring indication that Saratoga is still a place that’s set in its ways was embodied in the deliciously ironic delivery of two pre-meet announcements. The first was that Shirley’s Restaurant, a newly... Read More

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