Saratoga Special August 26 Edition

Travers Day. We made it. Sixty-four (64) pages of previews, recaps, columns and so on. Saratoga Race Course hosts five Grade 1 stakes. We look at them all. Travers: Forte and the classic winners clash in the meet’s signature race. Forego: Katie Davis gets a chance to ride her first Grade 1. Jerkens: Canterbury shipper … Read more

Saratoga Special August 23 Edition

Randomized puts everybody on the back foot in the Grade 1 Alabama and runs away with the victory for Klaravich Stable and trainer Chad Brown. In Saturday’s Lake Placid, the Brown-trained Aspray kicks away late. We take a Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Danny Gargan, preview this week’s stakes action from the Grade 1 Jonathan Sheppard … Read more

Saratoga Special August 19 Edition

Alabama Day. Wet Paint, heroine of the Coaching Club American Oaks a month ago, looks for her second Grade 1 win of the meet for Godolphin and trainer Brad Cox. She faces off with Sacred Wish, Gambling Girl and others in the historic mile-and-a-quarter stakes. The Saturday card includes the Lake Placid for 3-year-old fillies … Read more

Saratoga Special August 16 Edition

That’s two. Turf veteran Casa Creed digs in late to catch Annapolis and win a second Fourstardave and second graded stakes at Saratoga 2023. Total dude. Two-year-old Rhyme Schemes delivers in the Saratoga Special (the race) for trainer Norm Casse, who is thinking Hopeful. We take a Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Tom Amoss, catch up … Read more

Saratoga Special August 12 Edition

If Saratoga had a pool and a pond, the pond would be OK with Carl Spackler who blazed down the stretch to win Friday’s rescheduled Hall of Fame Stakes after the original was canceled with horses in the paddock last week. Check your Caddyshack references and read about how he did it. Plus we’ve got … Read more

Saratoga Special August 9 Edition

A colt by Curlin out of Beholder (so a Hall of Fame sire and a Hall of Fame dam) brings down the house at Fasig-Tipton with a $4 million price tag to power a strong second session with eight million-dollar yearlings. Spendthrift Farm bred the chestnut, who was sold by Taylor Made Sales Agency to … Read more

Saratoga Special August 8 Edition

Opening night at the sale showcases two million-dollar yearlings and statistical increases over last year’s first night. Plus we have a Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Ian Wilkes, more stories from Hall of Fame trainer Wayne Lukas (don’t miss it), a conversation with Javier Castellano about his big 2023 and what it means to him and … Read more

Saratoga Special August 7 Edition

It’s sales time. The yearling auction kicks off tonight at Fasig-Tipton where people look for future stars on the track. We preview it all kinds of ways including a check in with some Saratoga yearlings whose dams shined on the track here. On the racing front, the “other Ortiz brothers” win the Adirondack with Brightwork, … Read more

Saratoga Special August 6 Edition

On a sad day at Saratoga Race Course, White Abarrio thrives at the 1 1/8-mile trip and upsets the Whitney as Cody’s Wish settles for third. Tragedy mars the Test, which went to Pretty Mischievous even though everyone wishes it didn’t. Smokin’ T wins the Lure for Lure’s trainer Shug McGaughey. Cogburn shows how much … Read more

Saratoga Special August 5 Edition

Major dude Cody’s Wish rides a six-race winning streak into today’s Grade 1 Whitney, the meet’s key stop for older horses. Can the Godolphin star stretch his speed to 1 1/8 miles and beat five rivals? The morning-line oddsmaker thinks he can as he’s 1-2 for trainer Bill Mott and jockey Junior Alvarado. Super fan, … Read more