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The Sound of a Crowd

At 5:48 pm, in the split-iest of seconds, Rachel Alexandra almost sabotaged the greatest spectacle that many of the 31,171 fans at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday will ever witness. Spooked by the exuberant... Read More

Paddock Postings

Post position isn't supposed to mean much in a 1 ¼ mile race at Saratoga. Yet, quite a media gathering took place in the paddock at 11:00 on a perfectly sublime Wednesday morning to learn which horse will... Read More

Longshot Immersion

One of the several ways in which NYRA has made this the best Saratoga meet in recent history is the way it changed the racing calendar to accommodate the interests of others. For example, the placement... Read More

Poster Boy

The artist Greg Montgomery is saying that this year's Travers poster is selling like gangbusters. Montgomery has produced a Travers poster every year since 1985, making his series the longest continuing... Read More

Life Goes On

Season ticket holders in Section J of the Clubhouse are passing around a cartoon that places Dottie the Sticker Nazi on a par with Vito the parking lot attendant and Duncan the maître d' at the forefront... Read More

Busy Day Back

Saratoga's first dark Tuesday gave maintenance men time to fix the fuzzy television sets and equip the infield tote board with working light bulbs. Returning fans who wore green received free admission... Read More

First Time on the Flat

Horse racing doesn't produce much better feel-good stories than Monday's fourth race. Danni Hodsdon, who rides first call for Jonathan Sheppard's steeplechase runners, convinced the trainer to enter Sermon... Read More

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