Saturday, July 25 2009


TWO-YEAR-OLDS LOOK TO RISE TO THE TOP IN SANFORD


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Two-year-old colts take center stage at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday as nine up-and-coming young thoroughbreds look to take the next step on their budding career paths in the 95th running of the Grade 2, $150,000 Sanford Stakes.

“The cream comes to the top at Saratoga,” said assistant Scott Blasi, who will saddle two of trainer Steve Asmussen’s promising youngsters in the six-furlong race. “This is the time of year when the two-year-olds start changing, both physically and mentally.”





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FIERCE COMPETITION EXPECTED AMONG SARATOGA JOCKEYS


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Historically host to one of the deepest jockey colonies in the country, the 2009 meet at Saratoga Race Course will be no different. This year, 31 jockeys are expected to base their tack at the upstate track for the six week meet, and the competition promises to be as fierce as ever.

The New York Racing Association, Inc.’s current leading rider, Ramon Dominguez, will put three straight riding titles on the line in Saratoga this summer. After moving his tack to New York from the Mid-Atlantic circuit earlier this year, Dominguez won both the inner track meet and the spring meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. Dominguez then broke the modern-day record for wins during the Belmont Park spring/summer reaching 93 victories on Friday, July 24, besting the record of 92 set by Hall of Fame rider Angel Cordero, Jr. in 1982.





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SARATOGA SEASON SET TO OPEN WITH FULL FIELDS


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Saratoga Race Course’s 36-day meet will get off to a strong start on Wednesday, July 29 with a card highlighted by full fields on both the dirt and turf, two-year-old races, and two stakes, including the Grade 3, $100,000 Schuylerville.

Saratoga’s opening day card features a full slate of ten races with 134 entries and $557,700 in total purses. Six of the ten races are oversubscribed, with 27 alternate entries carded for the day. On average, there were 13.4 horses entered per race.





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SCHUYLERVILLE STRONG START TO SARATOGA STAKES SCHEDULE


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Wednesday is Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course and as is tradition, two-year-old fillies will be the main attraction in the featured 91st running of the Grade 3, $100,000-added Schuylerville Stakes.

Last year, trainer Steve Asmussen saddled two fillies in the six-furlong race, winning with Padua Stables’ Jardin over a sloppy track. This year, he will again send two starters postward, impressive maiden winner Hot Dixie Chick and stakes-placed Kinsolving.





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NYRA NOTES: Friday, July 24, 2009


Trainer Todd Pletcher has enjoyed a great deal of success at Saratoga Race Course, winning five of the last seven training titles, but as he says, a lot depends on the performance of the barn’s babies.

“Success for us depends on how our two-year-olds run,” he said Friday morning at Belmont Park. “A lot are getting ready, and we should find out a lot more in a couple of weeks. You can only do what you can with what you have.”





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Thursday, July 23 2009


SARATOGA RACE COURSE “GOES GREEN” WITH MID-SUMMER ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Saratoga Race Course is hoping to bring horseracing fans a little extra luck when the New York Racing Association presents its first ever Mid-Summer St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Wednesday, August 5.

Internationally renowned for its “Mid-Summer Derby,” also known as the Shadwell Travers Stakes, Saratoga will hope to launch a new mid-summer tradition by invoking the luck o’ the Irish.





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NYRA TO LIVE STREAM “TALKING HORSES, PRESENTED BY DRF” AT NYRA.COM


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The popular daily handicapping show “Talking Horses, Presented by Daily Racing Form” will now be available for live viewing online at http://www.nyra.com and http://www.drf.com/Saratoga beginning on opening day at Saratoga Race Course, Wednesday, July 29.

Formerly held at Siro’s restaurant and hosted by Harvey Pack, who retired earlier this year, “Talking Horses, Presented by Daily Racing Form” has been expanded and reformatted for 2009. Now 45 minutes long with three hosts, the show will be conducted in a live audience format and broadcast live from the Carousel Restaurant facing the grandstand backyard from 11:45 -12:30 p.m. on every racing day through closing day, Monday, Sept. 7.





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OPENING WEEK, HATS OFF TO SARATOGA


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – From a hat contest to a cap giveaway to a “Party at the Park” that spills into downtown, opening weekend of the 141st season at Saratoga Race Course is destined to be a slam dunk, replete with a dunk tank featuring several of Saratoga’s more notable jockeys, trainers and executives.

Opening day – an unofficial holiday in the Capital Region – arrives on Wednesday, July 29 to launch a six-week, 36-day celebration that is unmatched in the world of thoroughbred racing. The opening day feature, the Grade 3 Schuylerville for juvenile fillies, is a staple of Saratoga’s renowned stakes series for two-year-olds.





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SARATOGA SIMULCAST AT BELMONT PARK


ELMONT, N.Y. – While The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) moves its base of operations from Belmont Park to Saratoga Race Course beginning July 29, fans and horse players can catch all the upstate action right here on Long Island through Labor Day.

For all race days during the duration of the Saratoga meet (Wednesday – Monday, July 29 – Sept. 7, 2009) the first and second floor of the Belmont Park Clubhouse, including the Belmont Café and the backyard, will be open for simulcast wagering. On Saturdays and Sundays only, the North Shore Terrace on the fourth floor of the Belmont Clubhouse will also be open. For credentialed NYRA Rewards members and guests only, the Players Club rooms located in the Paddock Dining Area on the second floor will be open, though guest maximums may apply on certain dates.





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NYRA OFFERS $500,000 LATE PICK FOUR SATURDAYS AT SARATOGA


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced that it will offer a $500,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4 Saturdays at Saratoga Race Course during the 2009 meet. The meet begins on Wednesday, July 29, with the first Guaranteed Late Pick 4 offered on Saturday, August 1.

Although NYRA offers daily Pick 4’s on races 2-5 and the final four races of the day, the $500,000 guarantee applies only to the Late Pick 4 on Saturdays. The Late Pick 4 is a $1 minimum wager in which the bettor must correctly pick the winners of the last four races on the card, usually beginning with race 8 on Saratoga Saturdays. By guaranteeing the wager for $500,000, NYRA will supplement the difference if the total wagering pool for the Saturday Late Pick 4 is less than $500,000.





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Wednesday, July 22 2009


The 18th Annual Hat Contest “Crowns” Opening Weekend Festivities at Saratoga Race Course


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The fashionable festivities surrounding opening weekend at Saratoga Race Course will be filled to the brim with excitement as the Spa caps its first week of the 141st summer meet with the 18th annual Hat Contest on Sunday, August 2.

Supplemented by the Saratoga premium cap giveaway, the annual Hat Contest has become the highlight of the yearly “Hats Off to Saratoga” festival, a three-day event to mark the start of the Saratoga racing season.





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Tuesday, July 21 2009


CAPITAL OTB TELETHEATER TO HOST “JAMMIN FOR JOCKEYS”


Albany, NY / (July 20, 2009) – Capital District Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation President/CEO John Signor today announced that on Friday, July 24, 2009 the corporation will host a horseracing themed party to kick off the 2009 Saratoga racing season and raise much needed donations for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The event will be held in the outside patio area of Capital OTB’s Albany Teletheater. Food and drink will be served under a festive tent, there will be great prize giveaways throughout the night, and a popular local band, The Bluz House Rockers, will provide live entertainment. A $5.00 donation will be collected at the door with the proceeds going to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.





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