Horse culture

Could Tapwrit win the Travers?

As he watched Tapwrit catch and pass Irish War Cry in the stretch to capture the Belmont Stakes on June 10, Brian Spearman found himself in one of those rare can-you-believe-this moments in life. …

Saratogian’s pastels and passion power Triple Crown artistry

There is a very simple reason Tony Cristello focused his artwork on horses.  "I wanted one and I never was going to get one, so I was just drawing them all the time," he …

A dream come true

It was a Triple Crown season in which all three winners had solid connections to Saratoga Springs and the Capital Region. Dr. Joan Taylor and Dr. Bill Wilmot did not come home to Saratoga with a …

Breeders’ Cup Wrap-up

The condo development Saratoga West sits right across the street from Del Mar Racetrack, which could have been called Saratoga Race Course West during the 34th Breeders’ Cup, Nov. 3-4. Held at …

Horses healing veterans

Earle I. Mack is a businessman with a deep philanthropic nature. A veteran of the U.S. Army and a lifelong horseman, Mack is now focused on how retired Thoroughbreds can help military veterans heal. …

Fasig-Tipton: A century in Saratoga and still going strong

Fasig-Tipton’s Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion on East Avenue will come alive again on Oct. 16 for the Saratoga Fall Sale, with 298 yearlings listed in the catalogue. The Saratoga Selected …

Thrills for Throngs

Throughout this summer’s Saratoga racing season, Yogi Berra’s famous line “It’s like déjà vu all over again” fit and fit and fit again. In many respects, most of them positive, 2017 was …

Songbird's Saratoga Swan Song

The champion filly Songbird was retired Thursday, Aug 31, due to an injury. Songbird was a two-time Eclipse Award recipient as Champion 2-Year-old Filly and 3-Year-old Filly last year. She won 13 …

Baffert wins second straight Travers with West Coast

West Coast took the east coast by storm, winning the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The Flatter Colt brought the trainer-jockey duo Bob Baffert and Mike Smith …

Gun Runner all business in impressive G1 Whitney victory

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney's Gun Runner delivered on his reputation as one of the top older males in the country, picking up his second straight Grade 1 with a 5 ¼-length score as the …

Saratoga Race Course Notes

• Javier Castellano joins the immortals in Friday's Hall of Fame induction • Breaking Lucky settled in at Saratoga ahead of G1 Whitney • Classic Empire might breeze this …
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