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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.
 
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.
 
It’s wet — and Wednesday to boot — at track
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It’s wet — and Wednesday to boot — at track

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
The pace on the track was slow. The pace throughout the rest of Saratoga Race Course was slower.
 
Churchill Downs announcer to succeed Durkin
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Churchill Downs announcer to succeed Durkin

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
Larry Collmus was named the new voice of New York thoroughbred racing on Wednesday.
 
Saratoga panel ponders NYRA’s future
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Saratoga panel ponders NYRA’s future

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
With about four months remaining before a report from the New York Racing Association’s reorganization board is due, the future of the not-for-profit overseer of the state’s three thoroughbred tracks remains unclear at best.
 
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Travers Day picnic tables can be reserved

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
For a cool $100, fans attending Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course can avoid the pre-dawn dash for picnic tables in the backyard.
 
‘Good day’ at the  race course? Try $115,000
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‘Good day’ at the  race course? Try $115,000

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
Racehorse Days Ride was finished.
 
Steeplechase maintains following, pushes for growth
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Steeplechase maintains following, pushes for growth

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
Steeplechase is considered an oddity, an outlier, an unfamiliar curiosity widely viewed as not worthy of a bet, though it remains huge in places such as England and Ireland.
 
NYRA may look at closing downstate track
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NYRA may look at closing downstate track

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
New York Racing Association President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Kay indicated he is working on a long-term plan that will ensure NYRA remains on steady financial ground.
 
Saratoga horse sales draw packed house
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Saratoga horse sales draw packed house

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Dr. Jim Hill had a good feeling about the dark brown colt put up for sale at the Fasig-Tipton sale in Lexington 39 years ago.
 
 

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