Friday, July 18 2014


G3 Schuylerville Quotes


Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Fashion Alert (No. 4): "I know that Wayne [Lukas] likes his filly [Take Charge Brandi] a lot. They got into a prolonged speed duel. You could tell they were both getting a little tired but she showed some guts. You always want to get that first [win] out of the way. We just missed in the first race, so it's nice to get it done in the Schuylerville, a race we've always held in high regard. We'll see how she comes out of it. I'm not going to rule out the Adirondack [August 10], but we'll likely wait for the Spinaway [August 31]. It's pretty hard to win your first two, especially both in stakes, so you have to give her a lot of credit for that. You hope those kind of efforts move them forward. Those two separated themselves from the field pretty much the entire race. Two very nice fillies."





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Thursday, July 17 2014


Stopchargingmaria returns in Coaching Club American Oaks


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Stopchargingmaria, a three-time graded stakes winner, will attempt to garner her first Grade 1 when she returns from a two-month layoff in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.





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Wednesday, July 16 2014


Alterite to begin season in Grade 1 TVG Diana


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Following an eight-month layoff, Alterite will make her 4-year-old debut in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 TVG Diana at Saratoga Race Course.

Owned by Martin Schwartz, Alterite will join Stephanie's Kitten from the barn of trainer Chad Brown for the 1 1/8-mile Diana, the first of 15 Grade 1 flat stakes on the 40-day Saratoga calendar. Sharing Saturday's card will be the Grade 3, $150,000 Sanford for 2-year-olds.





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Cinco Charlie, Nonna’s Boy square off in G3 Sanford


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Cinco Charlie, winner of the Grade 3 Bashford Manor, and Nonna's Boy, one of the most promising juveniles to debut at Belmont Park's spring/summer meet, are set to contest the Grade 3, $150,000 Sanford on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.





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Friday, April 25 2014


Travers Day, enhanced Whitney Day, and new Saratoga Showcase Day


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The 146th Saratoga Race Course meet will feature a record $17.45 million in stakes purses, topped by the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on Saturday, August 23 and the Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney on Saturday, August 2.

Both the 1 ¼-mile Travers for 3-year-olds and the 1 1/8-mile Whitney for 3-year-olds and up received significant purse increases over their 2013 levels, having been previously worth $1 million and $750,000, respectively.





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Wednesday, September 04 2013


TOTAL HANDLE, ATTENDANCE DECLINES SLIGHTLY


TOTAL HANDLE DECLINES SLIGHTLY, ATTENDANCE OFF JUST UNDER FOUR PERCENT AT 2013 SARATOGA RACE COURSE MEETING

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) released handle and attendance figures today for the recently concluded Saratoga Race Course meeting.





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Tuesday, September 03 2013


Memorable 150th anniversary meet at Saratoga


Ramseys, Pletcher, Castellano earn titles in a highlight-filled season

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Ken and Sarah Ramsey set a record for victories by an owner at Saratoga Race Course, with trainer Todd Pletcher taking his fourth consecutive training title and Javier Castellano earning his first riding title at the conclusion of a celebratory 150th anniversary meet on Monday, September 2.





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Saturday, August 31 2013


Saratoga Race Course Notes


• Mucho Macho Man scratches from G1 Woodward
• McLaughlin having a different sort of success in 2013 at the Spa
• Contessa surprises with pair of first-time winners





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Friday, August 30 2013


Riskaverse Quotes


Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Midnight Watch (No. 6): "I told him [jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.] not to rush her too much, just ease into it, and we got a nice :23 4/5 first quarter. He did a great job riding her. She is difficult and wants to go fast. We're just happy to get this stakes win behind her. It has been a great meet. Horses are running well. A lot of them were second early in the meet and came back to win. We've had a great meet."

Irad Ortiz, Jr., winning jockey aboard Midnight Watch (No. 6): "That was easy: break, and she has speed. I tried to get her relaxed as much as I could. She was pretty good all the way and when I asked, she picked it up. That's all I did. I thought it would be tough for them to run me down because I was going easy. She was always going :46, :47 and she was still running."




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Saratoga Race Course Notes


• Ritvo hopeful Grade 1 in the cards for Mucho Macho Man
• Mott: Long On Value could be "sleeper" in G1 Hopeful
• With training title in sight, Pletcher reflects on 2013 meet
• Plans for Rydilluc uncertain
• Boisterous heads probables for Belmont Park's G2 Bowling Green 'Cap on opening day





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Thursday, August 29 2013


Saratoga Race Course Notes


• Fort Larned out of G1 Woodward; Paynter now morning-line favorite
• Paynter gallops at Spa
• Brown, Ramsey come full circle
• The Grey Express takes Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Stakes





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With Anticipation (G2) Quotes


Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Bashart (No. 1): "Javier kind of let him run away from there, and he made the lead and relaxed. The turf course has been playing that way like the past seven to 10 days, so it was a good spot to be. He responded every time they came to him. He found a little more."





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