• Miss Serendipity rolls late in the Yellow Ribbon! Posted 10 hours ago
  • Protonico surges late to win the Smarty Jones! Posted 14 hours ago
  • It's all Competitive Edge in the Hopeful!Posted 16 hours ago
  • Midnight Storm romps in the Del Mar Derby! Posted 1 day ago
  • Condo Commando romps home in the Spinaway! Posted 1 day ago
  • Irish Mission powers home late to win the Glens Falls!Posted 1 day ago
  • Sunset Glow drives to victory in the Del Mar Debutante! Posted 2 days ago
  • Itsmyluckyday guts out a thrilling win over Moreno in the Woodward! Posted 2 days ago
  • Palace romps home an easy Forego winner! Posted 2 days ago
  • Stonetastic runs them off their feet in the Prioress! Posted 2 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Monday, September 01, 2014
Here are the best performers of the 2014 Saratoga meeting, both equine and human.
Posted Sunday, August 31, 2014
The 123rd running of the prestigious Spinaway Stakes had to take a backseat to the final race call of NYRA track announcer, Tom Durkin.
Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014
In a Whitney Stakes rematch, the tables were turned when Itsmyluckyday won a prolonged head to head battle with Moreno to win the Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.
Posted Monday, August 25, 2014
Let's let history tell us what it will take to win this year's Three-Year-Old Male Championship.
Posted Saturday, August 23, 2014
At the finish, Jimmy Jerkens knew he had his second Travers victory, but he did not know which one of his horses had won the race.
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Bayern was named the 2-1 morning line favorite over Tonalist, Wicked Strong, and seven others in the 145th running of the Travers.
Posted Monday, August 18, 2014
Here is the story of the journey of a once high priced juvenile purchase. You'll be surprised where the horse ends up.
Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014
Main Sequence charged down the Saratoga stretch to win the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.
Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Can Bayern come up with another big race in the Travers?
Posted Sunday, August 10, 2014
The two-year-olds took the stage at the Spa with the Adirondack (G2) and the Saratoga Special (G2).
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