The Saratoga Special for August 7

Jake would be proud. Break out your Life Is Good T-shirts, floppy hats, dog bowls, coffee mugs and whatever else you want because the horse is every bit as good as the brand. WinStar Farm and CHC runner blasts to the early lead in the Whitney and keeps going to add another Grade 1 to … Read more

The Saratoga Special for August 6

Sixty-four pages. That’s a lot of newspaper. Advertising pays for it, but you get to read it. We preview Saturday’s Whitney and the other four stakes on the monster card, plus cover Friday’s action, take a Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Brad Cox, relive the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and plenty more. This is our … Read more

The Saratoga Special for August 5

You ready for this? Our first of six daily – yes daily – newspapers covering all that is Saratoga. Today’s edition finds the breeders of new Hall of Famers Beholder and Tepin, covers Art Collector’s romp in the Alydar (a repeat of 2021), previews Golden Pal’s try at the Troy, checks in with Tiz The … Read more

The Thursday Special & Picks – Aug. 4

Here we go. A monster stretch awaits racing fans, horsemen and our team at The Saratoga Special. It’s Hall of Fame and Whitney Week, with Sales Week to immediately follow. The online edition of The Special won’t appear for a while, because we’re rolling out six consecutive print editions starting Friday. That will cover everything … Read more

The Saratoga Special for August 3

Epicenter in the Jim Dandy, Jackie’s Warrior in the Vanderbilt, Gunite in the Amsterdam. Trainer Steve Asmussen had himself a weekend at Saratoga Race Course. We catch up on all the action from Saturday and Sunday, plus take a quick look ahead to Thursday’s Alydar and run a guest column from the often-imitated, never-duplicated Terry … Read more

The Sunday Special & Picks – July 31

What about an encore?How about that Saturday for Team Asmussen? Jackie’s Warrior toyed with his opponents winning the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt and Epicenter made amends – at least a little bit – for two tough beats in the classics with a statement victory in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy.Steve Asmussen could make it … Read more

The Saratoga Special for July 30

The third Saturday of the meet and the action heats up with an appearance by cover boy Jackie’s Warrior in the Vanderbilt, the Jim Dandy Travers prep with Early Voting, Epicenter and Zandon. Plus we catch up from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday stakes and recaps. How about that Kimari? And Artorius served some notice in … Read more

The Friday Special & Picks – July 29

Time to think Travers. Yes, we’re only 11 days into the Saratoga meet. But we have two big Travers preps on tap this weekend, starting with Friday’s Curlin Stakes and culminating with Saturday’s loaded Grade 2 Jim Dandy. The Curlin and a field of nine highlight Friday’s card, which hopefully won’t be as impacted by … Read more

The Thursday Special and Picks – July 28

A quarter of the meet in the books and we head to Day 11 Thursday with a 10-race card topped by the $200,000 Birdstone Stakes going the marathon 1 3/4 miles on the main track. Kimari stole the show to start Week 3, winning the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap and handing Frank’s Rockette another … Read more

The Saratoga Special for July 27

Week Three, here we go. The Wednesday paper covers ripper performances from Nest, Clairiere and Robin Sparkles plus takes a look ahead to Wednesday’s featured Honorable Miss with Bella Sofia and Friday’s Curlin Stakes with Creative Minister. Plus, Wednesday entries and handicapping, columns and world-class photography. Jump in, read, enjoy. While we’re here, think about … Read more

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