2024

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.

June 9, 2024

How about Dornoch? He pulls the upset in the Belmont Stakes to highlight a banner Day 3 at the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. The stakes-filled card included a Met Mile win by National Treasure, Randomized outdueling Idiomatic in the Phipps and loads more. And there's one more day of racing so we preview Sunday's action.

June 8, 2024

It's here. Belmont Stakes Day at Saratoga arrives with a 14-race card – topped by the Belmont Stakes. We preview everything, cover a banner Friday highlighted by Thorpedo Anna's romp in the Acorn and lots more packed into 48 pages.

June 7, 2024

Edition 2 of The Saratoga Special from the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Friday stakes previews topped by a stellar Acorn. The Grey Wizard needed every inch of the 2-mile Belmont Gold Cup. Plus a look at Belmont construction, an answer to the trivia question about who won the final race in front of the "old" building. More Lukas, entries, handicapping and all the fixings.

June 6, 2024

Saratoga goes Belmont. The first of our four editions for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival goes to the post. Stakes previews check in with The Grey Wizard, Gary Contessa and Canada plus a look at the Belmont field, a conversation with D. Wayne Lukas, three columns and entries and handicapping. Welcome back.