Transporting Horses
Funny Cide, who won two legs of the Triple Crown in 2003, and pal, Smokey, nibbling on some in-flight snacks. (Rick Samuels)

Ever Wonder How Thoroughbreds Get To And From Saratoga Race Course? Here’s The Answer

'saratoga living' Contributing Editor Karen Bjornland takes you aboard 'Air Horse One'—and beyond.

When I travel by plane, I snack and drink and pray for a bump-free ride. What about the horses that fly in to compete at Saratoga Race Course? Apparently, they don’t have…

StarLadies Racing
"I was attracted to StarLadies, because it was a bunch of very strong women who enjoyed horse racing as much as I did," says Georgie Nugent, a partner in StarLadies Racing. (Lawrence White)

StarLadies Racing: Meet The Women Behind This Female-Only Horse Ownership Group

'Saratoga 20' member Georgie Nugent and 10 others fill you in about what it's like being part of their winning partnership.  

It’s 7am on a Monday morning in May, and my heart is thumping with excitement as I drive through the front gate of the Oklahoma track, the oldest operating horse training facility…

John Morrissey
John Morrissey first brought horse racing to Saratoga Springs in 1863, and the racetrack opened a year later. (National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame)

Saratoga’s Racing Roots: How John Morrissey’s Bold Vision Turned The Spa City Into A Horse Racing Mecca

'saratoga living' Contributing Editor Brien Bouyea reminds us all why the mysterious, macho Morrissey's the man we should all be thanking for the races.

I never considered the historical significance of Saratoga Race Course when I went to the track as a kid. It was summer, school was out and my pre-adolescent brain wasn’t required to…

Fourstardave won nine races at Saratoga. (Adam Coglianese)

Fourstardave: 3 Things Everybody Should Know About The ‘Sultan Of Saratoga’

The Thoroughbred absolutely owned Saratoga. Here's what all Saratogians should know about the four-legged phenom.

Dubbed The Sultan of Saratoga, New York-bred gelding Fourstardave earned his place in Saratoga Race Course lore by winning at least one race at the track for eight consecutive years (1987-1994). Bred…

Daily Racing Form

Daily Racing Form: Cuomo Calls For Sports Betting At Four Upstate New York Casinos

The plan would, at least temporarily, sideline the various players in New York that are also seeking sports betting, including NYRA.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated that he wants the state’s gambling regulator to press ahead and authorize sports betting at four upstate casinos, a plan that would, for now, leave…

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Belmonte Builders
Owner of Belmonte Builders, Peter Belmonte.

Meet Your Neighbor: Peter Belmonte, Owner Of Belmonte Builders

The company's been constructing high-quality homes in the Capital Region for more than four decades.

A family-run business, Belmonte Builders has been building high quality, new homes in the Capital Region for more than 40 years. The company is personally involved in every phase of construction, from…


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