The Saratoga Special for August 13

Regal Glory, riding a four-race winning streak, takes on the boys in the Grade 1 Fourstardave. We’ve got a preview, plus a look back at her late owner/breeder Paul Pompa Jr. Saturday also features 2-year-olds squaring off in the Saratoga Special (the race, not the newspaper and no, it’s not named after us). Gulfport and … Read more

The Friday Special & Picks – Aug. 12

Just the picks in the latest installment. The extended sales week bogged us down a bit but we’re rallying. Will anyone mount a rally to catch John Shapazian in the standings? He takes a hefty eight-win lead into Day 22 of the 2022 Saratoga meet. Friday’s 10-race card, a mini New York-bred Showcase Day of … Read more

The Thursday Special & Picks – Aug. 11

Week 5 of the Saratoga meet flashed from the gate Wednesday and the second half of the 2022 season officially goes Thursday. Day 21 awaits horseplayers and horsemen and The Thursday Special has it covered. The $150,000 Galway tops the 10-race card, with post time for the 5 ½-furlong turf stakes for 3-year-old fillies set … Read more

The Saratoga Special for August 10

Fasig-Tipton’s select sale closes with a banner night to fuel records across several statistical categories and a long list of seven-figure prices. A Gun Runner colt from Gainesway showed the way at $2.3 million (he looks ready to go in that cover image) while a sister to graded stakes winner First Captain went for $2 … Read more

The Saratoga Special for August 9

Fasig-Tipton’s annual yearling sale jumped out to a fast start as an Uncle Mo colt brought $1.5 million to lead the way over three others at $1 million plus. West Point Thoroughbreds was part of the winning bid on the colt bred by Summer Wind Farm and consigned by Lane’s End. There were plenty of … Read more

The Saratoga Special for August 8

While many things have changed, this hasn’t. Fasig-Tipton hosts the 101st Saratoga yearling sale Monday and Tuesday and we preview the whole thing. Note, people are optimistic. Plus we look back at the 1962 sale (60 years ago), pay a visit to Denali’s consignment (back when the yearlings were still in Kentucky). , Sunday was … Read more

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