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Fuse Lit, Sparks Fly

NYRA announced that handle was up 7.7 percent and attendance down 5.4 percent for the first 16 days of racing. An asterisk accompanied the attendance figure, noting that so far this summer there’s been... Read More

Tour de Force

It’s been a long time since a day of Saratoga horse racing other than Travers Day caused as much anticipation as Saturday’s. Too bad that after a long string of sunny, dry days, a little rain fell. Nevertheless... Read More

Fashion Statement

Owner Mike Repole wasn’t on horseback Saturday. But he rode an emotional bucking bronco that would unseat most people. His Repole Stables sent out four runners – two won, and the first one, a promising... Read More

Hand Rides

The rematch between Winter Memories and More Than Real, her lone conqueror, in the gr. 2 Lake George Stakes never took shape. That puts added pressures on the powers to be to keep horse racing’s real rivalry... Read More

Names in the News

NYRA officials seem very pleased with the numbers posted for the first four days of horse racing. Considering that the first two days were conducted in sweltering heat and the fourth was held in the rain... Read More

Betting Your Birthday

While the secret brotherhood of 20 “Mohicans” from Schenectady, NY lay sleeping in a palatial white tee-pee on Fifth and Ludlow following a long night of sausages and firewater, a gathering of horse racing... Read More

Sloppy Beginning

If Charlie Hayward didn’t have bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. First, the highway department advised the NYRA president that a lane of traffic at the Saratoga exit would be shut down for the first... Read More

Restaurant Wars

Allen Jerkens, who saddled Onion to upset Secretariat in Saratoga’s 1973 Whitney, was honored last night at Siro’s. The occasion was Earl B. Feiden’s 17th annual Saratoga eve party, called the Siro’s Cup... Read More

Let Them Eat Cake

Commentator was feted in the paddock and the winner's ring between the fourth and the fifth races. The winner of eight stakes including two Whitney Handicaps, the popular New York-bred looked just a bit... Read More

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