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

The Sunday Special with picks – July 24

How about that showdown Saturday? Nest turned it into a romp with a 12 1/4-length win over Secret Oath. The only way to top it would be to offer another one Sunday; and that’s exactly what awaits fans at Saratoga Race Course. Clairiere and Malathaat, 1-2 in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps on Belmont Stakes … Read more

Brown runs 1-2 in the Lake George

By Timothy Littau and Spencer Ripchik Make it six wins in the Grade 3 Lake George Stakes for trainer Chad Brown. Friday’s feature at Saratoga Race Course for 3-year-old fillies was dominated by Brown, who sent out the 1-2 finishers in Dolce Zel and Eminent Victor. The French-bred Dolce Zel won by a nose over … Read more

The Saratoga Special for July 23

Secret Oath and Wayne Lukas. The coach returns to the big stage at Saratoga with the Kentucky Oaks winner going for the Coaching Club American Oaks in a showdown with Belmont Stakes runner-up Nest. Saturday’s card also includes the Caress Stakes. Our Saturday edition takes a Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Al Stall, covers the A.P. … Read more

The Friday Special – July 22

The weekend is here. We know it’s hot but what better way to spend the weekend than at Saratoga Race Course? The Grade 3 Lake George tops Friday’s 10-race card and we’re back with the second installment of the rebranded Special for days we don’t roll out a print edition. Don’t forget the picks, they’re … Read more

The Thursday Special – July 21

We’re back and with a slight rebrand. The picks are still here but we’re adding some content – like we did this winter, spring and summer – with a scaled down version of The Special to keep you busy on days we don’t roll out a monster print edition. It’s Rick Violette Day – a … Read more

The Saratoga Special for July 20

In Italian ripped through the Diana. Mo Strike rules the Sanford. And Down Royal ships north from South Carolina to take part in the A.P. Smithwick steeplechase. Week Two at the Spa kicks off and The Special is here for it. Read a Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Ian Wilkes, columns from two Clancys and loads … Read more

Sunday’s Saratoga picks – July 17

The slightly abbreviated Week 1 of the 2022 Saratoga Race Course meeting comes to a close Sunday with a 10-race card topped by the 15th edition of the $175,000 Quick Call Stakes presented by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. The 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint stakes for 3-year-olds drew a field of eight and two main track … Read more

Diana Saturday: Bleecker Street tries to stay perfect

Seven. She’s won seven in a row and now she gets a Grade 1 test in Saratoga’s historic Diana – a $500,000 turf stakes going 1 1/8 miles. Bleecker Street, the only American-bred horse in the race, faces five rivals (three from her trainer Chad Brown) including world traveler Creative Flair. The first Saturday edition … Read more