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Whitney hero Moreno attempts to annex the other major open Grade 1 route race of the Saratoga meet when he runs Saturday in the Woodward at 1 1/8 mile...

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Thursday, August 27

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Thursday's 4th race (3:35pm PT) from Del Mar is a $16,000 claiming event for fillies and mares which have never won two races. They will be traveling one mile on Polytrack.  #9 Always an Angel (7-2) dueled and ended up 4th (beaten 2.75 lengths) vs. similar course-distance rivals Aug 14. Miller ...Read More
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  • amino998 · #1 Hero's Marine fits the "random horse no one else adds to their tickets" bill, t_v. Good Luck All. · 6 hours ago
  • travel_vic · 6 4 3 9 · 17 minutes ago
The New York Racing Association, Inc. will celebrate the illustrious career of longtime track announcer Tom Durkin with two days in his honor at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1.Read More
  • mthbwu via Disqus · I commend NYRA as well as the city of Saratoga for the protractive, unmatched honoring of the greatest master to ever don the binoculars above a horse race describing the action from above occurring from below. While the horses trainers jockeys owners and all the backstretch employees are the ones giving us all this tremendous action on the oval we became more aware of what was occurring through the tremendous descriptions by the one the only Tom Durkin and most importantly what he contributed to the lives of these backstretch employees. Thank you Tom Durkin the man who set the bar and changed the way his profession went about their job. Honorable mention as well to Dave "Down The Stretch" Johnson as well who helped mold the way races are described to us now. · 40 minutes ago
Whitney hero Moreno attempts to annex the other major open Grade 1 route race of the Saratoga meet when he runs Saturday in the Woodward at 1 1/8 miles. Read More
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  • vodkak · Don't see how Last Gunfighter will pick up 10+ lengths in 3 weeks. IMO Zivo will be like WTC in the Whitney; too little too late · 1 hour ago
  • jinlie01 · hoping with new rider Last Gunfighter won't go 6 wide throughout the race on both turns and that he bounces back to his old form on his fourth start off layoff. · 47 minutes ago
Look like Goldencents is headed for Keeneland for the Shadwell Turf Mile to take on Wise Dan. This will be his first race on turf.
  • cedar · Read the news this morning and am very surprised to hear that this is their plan. Have any stud plans been layed out for him yet? This almost makes me think that they're hoping he'll take to the grass and could race longer on a softer surface. Though I think that purse money will be their biggest incentive of sending him here. · 1 hour ago
  • UnionRagsRules · If I remember correctly, breeding rights were purchased by Sprendthrift Farm for 2015. · 1 hour ago
Heidi Carpenter, armed with her trusty camera, was on hand to bring you all the action from Saratoga's biggest day. Read More
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  • MelanieMartines · Beautiful photos Heidi! One day I'll make it out to the Spa! · 3 hours ago
  • honor code via Disqus · Great photos! Thanks for sharing! · 1 hour ago
The Del Mar jockey colony will add a Hall of Fame rider this weekend when Alex Solis returns home to the West Coast after nearly five years being based in the east.Read More
  • mdracing69 · Newly-minted Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis, returning to the West Coast after several years in the East, was on the morning scene Thursday, working two horses. He also has his first two mounts scheduled Saturday. “Settled in and ready to go. It’s good to be home,” Solis said. “Hopefully we can get lucky.” Solis has 4,992 career wins and joked that, “Hopefully we can get to 5,000 the next four days.” Realistically, of course, Solis’ milestone win could come at the Los Alamitos meeting which follows Del Mar,“Of all places, Los Al, where I haven’t ridden very much,” Solis said. His comeback-to-Del Mar mounts on Saturday are aboard ZZ Thunder (15-1) for Dave Hofmans in the second race and Perfect Set (12-1) for George Papaprodromou in the seventh. · 1 hour ago
Trainer John Gosden has raised the possibility of Kingman stepping up in trip next season if the brilliant colt stays in training. Given that he carries the same colors of owner Prince Khalid Abdullah, Kingman is inevitably compared to the unbeaten Frankel, who also dominated in the mile division during his classic season before proving equally dominate over 10f in his 4YO season. Speaking on the subject, John Gosden said, "Frankel obviously went mile, mile, mile as a 3yo, but stepped up to 10f in the Juddmonte International and again in the Champion Stakes as a 4yo. If Kingman stays in training next seasons you have the option to do similar things, but at this stage as a 3yo, a mile is and will remain Kingman's trip."
Ten-time Grade 1 winner Wise Dan is set to race for the first time in nearly four months in Saturday's Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap. The last thing on trainer Charlie LoPresti's mind, he says, is a third straight Horse of the Year title.Read More
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Wise Dan + Charlie = A Great Team! · 2 hours ago
  • Goblin · May Wise Dan run well and come home safely! Really appreciate LoPresti's comments and caring attitude toward this horse. · 1 hour ago
The Oaklawn Jockey Club has announced it is projecting a record purse distribution of $23.5 million for its 2015 racing season, starting January 9. This will mark the 7th consecutive year of increased purses.Read More
  • cahokia! · I sure wish they would improve the sound system. The track announcers voice sounds muffled, and an average race turns into a bunch of mumbo jumbo. To me, the call of the race is just as important as the odds board. Racetracks with simulcast also need to have result screens / order of finish for simulcast tracks. · 4 hours ago
too bad that a horse cannot choose its owner. Case here AGAIN, as it has been often, has TONS more class than his crude mouth goon of an owner.
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  • amino998 · “The second Shared Belief crossed that finish line and survived that inquiry, the discussion started,” Rome said on his show Monday. “‘Can you beat California Chrome for Horse of the Year?’ I don’t know. But that’s the good thing about it. "Assuming everything is right and both horses stay healthy, they’ll settle it on the track, not on Twitter, not in chat rooms, not in boards. The horses will do the talking and they’ll do it on the dirt. That’s the way it should be.” · 2 days ago
  • amino998 · RIP Rodney Allen Rippey >> Your classlessly placed gambling blurb made me ‘Blink’ this >> Rome went from “Horseracing isn’t a Sport, It’s a Bet” to being a sporting participant. You, on the other hand, have gone in the opposite direction. You have devolved into 'IT’S ALL about MY BET' {See Keeneland}. · 4 hours ago
Hope this track goes back to its former speed profile....IT was a haven for the speedy and therefore predictable.
  • amino998 · I prefer races conducted over surfaces that give the athletes as even a playing field as possible. · 5 hours ago
Why does "supercool" (uh, okay... Nice name choice.) have something personal against Wildcat Red and Wise Dan??
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  • Goblin · Who knows, Eventer; does supercool666 (an oxymoronic name vis-a-vis his behavior for sure) ever say anything constructive?? · 6 hours ago
  • Cedar · I've been fighting the urge to say anything about that user but they are obnoxiously immature that I disregard everything they say. If you guaranty any horse to win (like they've been doing) you sound like a total moron. Unless you have a crystal ball just shut up or put your money where your mouth is and then see how wise you really are. There are some other things I'd rather say but I don't want my post to be deleted. · 6 hours ago
After Clearly Now registered a dominant victory in the Grade 3 Belmont Sprint Championship on July 5, trainer Brian Lynch patiently waited for the opportunity to run the 4-year-old back at seven furlongs. On Saturday, Clearly Now will get his chance when he heads a group of 10 sprinters entered in t...Read More
  • jinlie01 · giving a long look at Confrontation..waiting for his ML Odds. · 10 hours ago
  • 5timeHOTY via Disqus · Clearly Now made mince meat out of that classy Belmont field. Should do the same here. · 6 hours ago
Go Itsmyluckyday!!!!
A tribute to ROn RIppey, 2006 NHC Champ.Read More
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  • Les Instone via Disqus · He was a fine man and a pleasure and an honor to be around at so many handicapping contests. He will be missed. · 10 hours ago
  • travel_vic · cute black kid used to do hamburger commercials for Jack in the Box called Rodney Allen Rippey......Funny things about these fantasyland contests: IF SKILL and not LUCK had anything to do with them, the same few people would win them all the time. One of the MAJOR aspects in REAL WORLD wagering is to shop around and find both the tracks at which you do well, but the ones that pay you back for that effort. those BASIC skills are denied in this artificial world. not even close to the real game offered out there. · 6 hours ago
Looks like Mr. Speaker might be headed to the Travers Stakes. (According to DRF) That would be quite exciting. You go, boy. From DRF:Though he won his last race on the turf, Belmont Derby winner Mr Speaker will be given the chance to earn a start in the Travers Stakes by trainer Shug McGaughey.
  • ute piechotta via Disqus · Will he be going to the BC Turf Mile? So sorry the Travers didn't turn out as it should have. Really sorry. · 7 hours ago
From DubaiRaceNight.com: The G1 Dubai Sheema Classic and G1 Dubai Duty Free's purses have both been increased from $5 million to $6 million dollars each. The increase is set to become effective at the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival.
As of 5:30 this morning the new dirt track has officially opened for training!
Diamond Bachelor
Three weeks after debuting with a professional maiden victory, Startup Nation returned to Saratoga Race Course with an even more impressive encore. Read More

Poll of the Day

 Who will win the Woodward?

  • Micromanage
  • Prayer for Relief
  • Romansh
  • Norumbega
  • Stephanoatsee
  • Itsmyluckyday
  • Last Gunfighter
  • Long River
  • Moreno
  • Zivo

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Thursday's 4th race (3:35pm PT) from Del Mar is a $16,000 claiming event for fillies and mares which have never won two races. They will be traveling one mile on Polytrack.  #9 Always an Angel (7-2) dueled and ended up 4th (beaten 2.75 lengths) ...

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