A reader left a voice mail wondering about Travers participation of the Triple Crown runners, correctly pointing out that Whirlaway was the only one of the first 11 to have won it.
Trainer Shug McGaughey misjudged the wire.
Joins King Leatherbury, Xtra Heat, Lava Man in 2015 contemporary category
Not that trainer Eric Guillot needs to endear himself to racing fans any more than he already has, but he challenged a sportswriter to an IQ test on Tuesday.
A fast track, a great pace and a Hall of Fame jockey to direct the traffic at the finish line.
OK, I’ll be the bad guy.
For the second time this year, Starlight Racing won by technical knockout in a graded stakes race.
Trainers were busy peering through the thick fog early Saturday morning preparing their horses for next Saturday’s $600,000 Grade II Jim Dandy.
Trainer Roderick Rodriguez celebrated two important milestones this week.
Saratoga Race Course is one place where lime and royal blue vertical stripes don’t clash with kelly green in one outfit.
The first horse race Gazette handicapper Bill Heller ever saw was the Hopeful, with Ron Turcotte riding the incomparable Secretariat more than 40 years ago.
The first Grade I race of the 147th meet at Saratoga Race Course will be today’s $500,000 Diana for fillies and mares at 11⁄8 miles on the turf.
The gut punch can come this quickly. Welcome to horse racing.
Even the British Open didn’t feel like working this week.
Lady Eli, the brilliant undefeated turf filly trained by Chad Brown, has developed laminitis while recovering from an injury suffered after she won the Belmont Oaks at Belmont Park on July 4.
OK, let’s try this again.
Still could race at Saratoga.
Saratoga still a possibility for Triple Crown winner
The New York Racing Association is promising great racing this summer at Saratoga Race Course — but fans will need to reach deeper into their pockets for some of the premium experiences.
Major league scouts will be coming in droves to watch the pitching exploits of Shenendehowa senior IAN ANDERSON, just as they did a year ago to take in the batting and fielding prowess of Niskayuna’s Garrett Whitley, who became a first-round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Australian hit most famous shot in Great Danes' history