John Pricci executive editor John Pricci has over three decades of experience as a thoroughbred racing public handicapper and was an award-winning journalist while at New York Newsday for 18 years.

John has covered 14 Kentucky Derbies and Preaknesses, all but three Breeders' Cups since its inception in 1984, and has seen all but two Belmont Stakes live since 1969.

Currently John is a contributing racing writer to, an analyst on the Capital Off-Track Betting television network, and co-hosts numerous handicapping seminars. He resides in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Saratoga Meet May Be Extended in 2019

Plantation, FL, NOV. 29, 2018--Pending the results of a committee hearing and subsequent NYRA Board approval, the 2019 Saratoga race meet will open July 11* and run through Labor Day, with Mondays and Tuesdays dark.

As a result, the current 40-day racing schedule would be maintained.

HRI did not receive confirmation on the story from a NYRA spokesperson when asked to comment on Wednesday.

This development was posted first at, the web address of NBC-affiliated Channel 13, which broadcasts throughout New York's Capital District.

A Tweet from CH-13 sports anchor Chris Onorato earlier cited multiple insider sources.

Stay tuned...

*correction made 112918

For Latest on Saratoga extension, see Comment #17 below the original post

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