Saudi Crown, Ceiling Crusher shine on sloppy day at Parx

The Bensalem skies were gray, and the cold winds blew late Saturday afternoon at Parx Racing. An all-day rain had given way to a misty air over the track, threatening to put a pall over the biggest day of racing on the Pennsylvania calendar. However, inside the paddock, it was all sunshine and rainbows when … Read more

‘Lady Announcer’ Paquette ready for historic calls

Jessica Paquette has weathered plenty in her almost year on the job at Parx Racing. She’s handled the ups and downs, learning the craft as the track announcer at the suburban Philadelphia racetrack that Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million betPARX Pennsylvania Derby and strong supporting card. Now she’s ready for another type of weather when … Read more

Here & There – Saratoga Postscript

Here and gone in the blink of an eye. While it’s not a totally accurate statement summarizing the last few months that included a turbulent and trying Saratoga Race Course meeting, looking back now almost two weeks removed from Closing Day it did seem to go by in a flash. The Saratoga Special office on … Read more

Saratoga Special September 2 Edition

Finish Line. The Special wraps up its 2023 season with our final big Saturday edition. We preview the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Flower Bowl, Prioress and Harvey Pack (about time he got a race) plus cover Wednesday, Thursday, Friday racing and take one of our favorite Fasig-Tipton Stable Tours of the season with Hall of … Read more

Saratoga Special August 30 Edition

Travers Dude. Arcangelo adds the Grade 1 Travers Stakes to his win in the Belmont Stakes in June to take control of the 3-year-old division. He’s won four in a row. Plus we cover the rest of a bittersweet Travers Day which included a Grade 1 double by trainer Steve Asmussen and more. We take … Read more