In 2001, we launched The Saratoga Special newspaper to cover the peerless racing season at New York’s Saratoga Race Course. All these years later, we’re still doing it. All editions available as PDFs online. Click on the cover or publication date to access. The current archive goes back to 2007, but we’re working on adding the early years to complete the archive.

September 2, 2023

The final edition of 2023 previews the a big Saturday, topped by the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup showdown between Proxy and Rattle N Roll, recaps the week's racing and takes a Stable Tour with Hall of Famer Bill Mott.

August 30, 2023

Last Week. Travers Stakes hero Arcangelo leads a packed edition that covers Travers Day stakes, takes a stable tour with the Little Guys, plus takes a special look at Opening Day at Kentucky Downs.

August 26, 2023

Travers Day Edition. We've got 64 pages of previews like Forte and the boys in the Travers, a shipper in the Jerkens, Katie Davis making her Grade 1 debut and so on, plus a Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with George Weaver, recaps and all that.

August 23, 2023

Randomized makes off with Grade 1 Alabama, Aspray wins Lake Placid, plus we preview the first few stakes of a big week, take a Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Danny Gargan and scads more.

August 19, 2023

Alabama Day. CCA Oaks heroine Wet Paint tries to win her second Grade 1 of the meet in the historic mile-and-a-quarter stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Loads of recaps, and a HARNESS story as Flavien Prats get into a Standardbred race Saturday night.

August 16, 2023

Casa Creed catches Annapolis to make it two in a row in the Grade 1 Fourstardave. Rhyme Schemes make people think big with a Saratoga Special (the race) win. And we look at Wednesday's feature with trainer Phil Antonacci and take a Stable Tour with Tom Amoss.

August 12, 2023

Heavy Stuff. Carl Spackler mows down the field in the Hall of Fame Stakes to headline Friday stakes triple header. Plus we look at three Saturday stakes, take a stable tour with Phil Bauer, and. more.

August 9, 2023

Now that's a sale. Curlin-Beholder colt draws $4 million bid to top sale and fuel record-setting Fasig-Tipton yearling sale. That's six editions in a row for The Special. Whew. We preview a slew of stakes for the weekend and take a Stable Tour with Mark Hennig.

August 8, 2023

Opening Night of the Sale. Two million-dollar horses top the first session of Fasig-Tipton's annual yearling sale. Wayne Lukas tells some stories about his legends. Javier Castellano rides Derby, Belmont wins.

August 7, 2023

Bid Day. It's time for the Fasig-Tipton yearling sales. You ready? The horses, buyers, sellers and so on are. We've got several types of previews, a look at some Saratoga race mares who became sales moms and more. Graham Stable Tour, a Wayne Lukas story in Sean's column and racing coverage from Sunday topped by Brightwork's win in the Adirondack.