“He worked well,” said trainer Dallas Stewart. “We’re happy with him. So far, so good. ”
The move was a maintenance work in preparation for the Grade 1, $1 million Travers Stakes presented by Shadwell Farm here on Saturday, August 23.
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Raffie’s Treasure has recovered nicely from her front-running 9 ¾-length win in Thursday's off-the-turf edition of the Statue of Liberty Division of the New York Stallion Series, according to trainer Dominic Galluscio.
Plans for a next race are not definite, but Galluscio has his eye on a certain spot later on in the meet.
“There's a three-year-old filly race on the turf on August 30th,” said Galluscio. “If it rains, we’ll run her that day. If not, we’ll wait and see what they put up on the turf.”
The New York-bred daughter of Raffie’s Majesty has won two of four career starts with earnings of $118,000 for her owner, Majesty Stud.
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Members of Saratoga’s jockey colony came up short Thursday night, losing their rematch in a charity basketball game to the Texas Titans of the Amateur Athletic Union youth league, 49-32, at Saratoga Springs High School.
The Titans, composed of soon-to-be sixth graders, were led by Austin Grandstaff and Preston Troutt, both of whom scored 15 points.
The game, hosted by the New York Race Track Chaplaincy, was played for the benefit of the Disabled Jockeys’ Fund.
The jockeys will try their luck in another sport Monday, August 11, when they face a team from the New York State Police in an annual charity softball game to benefit the Disabled Jockeys Fund and Clifton Park-based Catie Hoch Foundation, which helps children while they are in treatment for cancer.
The game will take place at the East Side Recreation Field in Saratoga Springs, NY, and gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Horse owner Bill Parcells, executive vice president of football operations for the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins, will throw out the honorary first pitch at 6:30 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m.
Cost is $5 per person; $20 for a family of five or more. The first 200 paid admissions will receive a free 8 x 10 photograph of the jockeys, while supplies last.
Ric Mitchell of B 95.5 FM will be master of ceremonies.
For more information, contact John Steve of the State Police at (518) 457-9609 or Gina Peca at the Catie Hoch Foundation at (518) 877-7359.