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SARATOGA DIARY: HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME

JULY 18, 2019—At long last, we’re coming to that portion of the Spa season that makes Saratoga the Thoroughbred Race Place to Be. Prime time main track racing begins Saturday’s with Grade 1 Coaching Club

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HASKELL RESTARTS 3YO SEASON

This year’s Haskell isn’t the classic some past renewals have been. renewals. This isn’t a knock when you consider the centerpiece of Monmouth’s summer has been won by the likes of American Pharoah, Rachel Alexandra

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CRIBNOTES FROM A RACETRACKER’S DIARY

WHISTLING PASSED THE GRAVEYARD The term “Graveyard of Favorites” comes in handy once in a while when some unbeaten prodigy finally tastes defeat at short odds giving horseplayers long faces. But like any rural legend,

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DIARY DAY 3 STARTS WITH BAD NEWS AND GOOD NEWS

At least that’s how the first Saturday of the meet began. We arrived at the Gulfstream simulcasts in time to see Javier Castellano guide second favorite Warm to victory in the day’s opener. That was

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