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Horse racing launched Olczyk in career on TV

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Ed Olczyk has carved himself a nice career in hockey, both on and off the ice.
 
Closers can't let Bayern get too comfortable on lead
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Closers can't let Bayern get too comfortable on lead

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
The 145th Travers Stakes presents a tricky balancing act for most of the field.
Bayern faces no such puzzle.
Barring a gate mishap, the runaway Haskell winner and jockey Martin Garcia are going to go right to the front from the start.
 

Travers analysis: Bayern may not look back

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
In the fascinating 145th renewal of the $1.25 million Travers Stakes, the choice here is the speedy shipper Bayern, who will attempt to give trainer Bob Baffert his second victory in the Mid-Summer Derby.
 
Oklahoma track the morning place to be
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Oklahoma track the morning place to be

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
For some people, morning sun is best in Saratoga Springs.
 
Bayern made 2-1 Travers pick
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Bayern made 2-1 Travers pick

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
It looks like a game of catch-me-if-you-can, with the winner’s share of a $1.25 million pot at stake when 10 line up for the 145th Travers Stakes at Sara­toga Race Course on Saturday.
 

Bayern 2-1 Travers favorite

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Tonalist, Wicked Strong in 10-horse field
 
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Saratoga: Brown gets another stakes win

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Endless Chatter continued her forward progression for trainer Chad Brown of Mechanicville Monday, overtaking pacesetting Natalie Victoria and pulling off to a 13⁄4-length victory in the $100,000 Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
 
Main Sequence wins Sword Dancer
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Main Sequence wins Sword Dancer

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Despite spotting the field a couple of lengths at the start, Main Sequence won his second North American Grade I race in as many tries Sunday.
 
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.
 
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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