We're back. The steeplechasers go postward again today for the first with a post time of 12:25 p.m. (make it a short brunch). A good field signed on for the $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes, and the race features a little bit of everything – imports, divisional champions, Saratoga winners and more.
One of the rare remaining original stadium seats from Saratoga Race course is currently up for auction through the sports and Americana memorabilia website Lelands.com.
The ride from the Fair Hill Training Center to Saratoga Race Course on a horse van takes about five hours. It feels a lot longer when you’re worried about the weather, even when you’re riding in the cab.
We Miss Artie, beaten favorite in the July 6 Queen’s Plate at Woodbine, won’t run in next week’s Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie and could miss the remainder of his 3-year-old season after suffering an injury in the opening jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.
You'll have to eat an early brunch on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Saratoga this summer if you want to catch the jump races. Post time is 12:25 p.m., with one race slated each of those days during the meet for an even dozen steeplechase tests of your handicapping skill.
Michael Matz stood at the top of the clubhouse box seats and stared across the infield of Saratoga. Awed.
Four words.That’s all that was needed for Irad Ortiz Jr. to convince Tony Dutrow that Big Trouble’s number would stay up as stewards flashed the inquiry sign and watched the stretch run of Friday’s $150,000 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.