Jockey José Ortiz looks over his shoulder as Guarana draws clear. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks

'saratoga living' was at the racetrack on Sunday when star filly Guarana took the $500K stakes race.

Despite oppressive temperatures all weekend in Saratoga Springs—and the preemptive cancellation of Saratoga Race Course’s Saturday card by the New York State Racing Association, due to the heat—Sunday’s card when off without a…

Marylou Whitney
Marylou Whitney (pictured at center), known for her deep connection to Saratoga Springs and its racetrack, passed away on July 19. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Marylou Whitney, ‘The Queen Of Saratoga,’ Dies At 93

The former actress and famed socialite brought prominence to Saratoga and its fabled racetrack.

Saratoga Springs’ collective heart is broken. Marylou Whitney, the “Queen of Saratoga,” has died at the age of 93. The New York Racing Association broke the news this afternoon at Saratoga Race…

Assouline has published a 215-page coffee table book focusing on Florida’s Wellington, one of the centers of the equestrian world. (Elena Lusenti)

Florida’s Equestrian Paradise: Wellington, Rediscovered

A beautiful new coffee table book from Assouline uncovers the equine wonders of Florida.

Winters in Wellington, FL are a little slice of horse heaven—so I’ve been told. I’ve long envied friends who’ve jetted off and escaped the frigid Upstate New York winters, even if only…

Jockey Javier Castellano enjoying his 2018 Travers Stakes win aboard Catholic Boy, who’s draped in a floral blanket created by Susan Garrett and her team of volunteers. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga’s Horseracing Flower Blanket Queen

Susan Garrett creates the carnation blankets draped over Saratoga Race Course's biggest winners.

When jockey Joel Rosario rode into the Winner’s Circle after the Belmont Stakes this past June, my eyes weren’t on the glut of people surrounding him but on the flurry of snow-white…

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Daily Racing Form: Saratoga Race Course Cancels Saturday Card Due To Heat

This is the first time NYRA has cancelled a day at Saratoga due to excessive heat since 2006.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Due to a forecast that calls for excessive heat, Saturday’s 11-race card at Saratoga has been canceled, the New York Racing Association announced Thursday. Saturday’s races will be…

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