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Longtime Saratoga announcer Durkin at peace with decision to retire
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Longtime Saratoga announcer Durkin at peace with decision to retire

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
This past spring, Tom Durkin announced his retirement as announcer for the New York Racing Association, which operates the Saratoga, Aqueduct and Belmont race tracks.
 
Saratoga Race Course: Stopchargingmaria pays off
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Saratoga Race Course: Stopchargingmaria pays off

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
A horse named for Mike Repole’s wife’s spending habits has developed a habit of her own. Winning. Stopchargingmaria followed pacesetter Size through the first mile before a strong stretch run to win the Grade I Alabama on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. It was the third straight win for the daughter of Tale of the Cat; the last two in Grade I races at Saratoga made her the third consecutive filly to sweep the Coaching Club American Oaks and Alabama.
 
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Outside post may help 'Eclipse'

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Twilight Eclipse came up just a few feet shy in his last start, the Grade I United Nations at Monmouth on July 6, but trainer Tom Albertrani was OK with that. The 5-year-old gelding was running just his second race back in North America after shipping out to Dubai for the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic, and Albertrani was pleased to see Twilight Eclipse show he was back to his old self and up for Grade I competition.
 
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Saratoga Notes: Crown Queen emerges in Lake Placid

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Nobody seemed to want to win the Grade II Lake Placid until Crown Queen and jockey John Velazquez decided she may as well take it in the final strides. A half-sister to multiple champion Royal Delta, Crown Queen ran her record to 3-for-3 in 2014 by pulling past front-running long shot Duff One to win by a half-length as the 6-5 betting favorite at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday.
 
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Hyde leads ValleyCats to 5-2 win

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Mott Hyde’s two-run double snapped a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning Friday, and the Tri-City ValleyCats went on to a 5-2 New York-Penn League victory over the Staten Island Yankees at Richmond County Ballpark.
 
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Saratoga: Weekend Hideaway finally earns some respect

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Trainer Phil Serpe was surprised that Weekend Hideaway went off at almost 7-1 in the John Morrissey.
He wasn’t surprised that Red and Black Stable’s 4-year-old Speightstown colt won.
 
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Alabama favorite just keeps charging

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
A trio of the runners in today’s Grade I Alabama know from recent experience why Stopchargingmaria is the easy favorite.
 
Mueller wins first Gazette Senior title
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Mueller wins first Gazette Senior title

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Jim Mueller couldn’t afford to coast in the final round of the Gazette Senior County Amateur.
So he went full throttle, instead.
 
For most at Saratoga, betting is mainly guesswork
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For most at Saratoga, betting is mainly guesswork

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
From the moment the race course gates open, thousands are nose-deep in various programs, surveying the fields for if not a sure bet then one they could logically make. But for many of those thousands, logic has little to do with it.
 
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Saratoga: Carameaway back in form

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
There must be something in the water.
 

Basketball: Dagostino leaves Mohon for Colonie

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Ken Dagostino is looking to revive another program after taking Mohonasen to Section II’s highest level.
 

Gutknecht wins gold at Henley Regatta

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Pushing through the pain barrier is a badge of honor for most athletes, especially endurance competitors like runners, swimmers — and rowers.
 
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Saratoga notes: Long layoff could affect Saratoga Snacks

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Former NFL coach and general manager Bill Parcells made an executive decision since his 5-year-old ridgling Saratoga Snacks last ran.
He moved the son of Tale of the Cat, owned by Parcells’ August Dawn Farm, from the barn of trainer Gary Sciacca to that of Bill Mott, who will saddle the 7-2 morning-line third choice today in the John Morrissey at Saratoga Race Course, a 6 1⁄2-furlong race for New York-breds 3 and up.
 

Stock car racing: Local tracks need to follow Wight's lead

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Is John Wight the only person out there with any common sense?
 
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Gazette Senior Amateur: Long putts put Mueller up by three

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Long putts were the most mem­orable, but Jim Mueller made plenty of short ones, too.
 
 

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