More than 100 New York-bred horses will have the spotlight at Saratoga Race Course to themselves on Friday when the historic upstate track hosts New York Showcase Day, featuring six stakes worth $1.25 million exclusively for horses bred in the Empire State. The stakes action commences in Race 3 on the 11-race card with the $250,000 Albany for 3-year-olds […]
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In the days that followed Secretariat’s record-setting win in the 1973 Kentucky Derby, trainer Lucien Laurin presented to the Chenery family one of the very shoes that had carried Big Red to victory in his chase for the Triple Crown. An artifact that still boldly recounts an unforgettable Run for the Roses, Secretariat’s shoe has […]
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Sports-betting adults are more affluent, younger, more diverse and better educated adults than the general population, according to an American Gaming Association (AGA) commissioned study from Nielsen Sports.
A look at radio, television,and streaming planned for Travers Week.
Speaking at The Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 12 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., McKinsey and Co. executives outlined shortcomings in racing’s digital media approach compared with that of other sports.
Coming off his third grade 1 win of the year in the TVG Pacific Classic Aug. 18 at Del Mar, the nation’s top older dirt horse, Accelerate, knocked Triple Crown hero Justify out of the lead spot in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll.
A horseshoe worn by 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat in the Kentucky Derby (G1) sold for $80,736 in an auction conducted by Lelands.com Aug. 16.
Trainer Robertino Diodoro earned his 2,000th training victory Aug. 20 at Saratoga Race Course when Benefactor won the day’s opening race by a half-length for owners Sanford J. Goldfarb, Malvern and Janet Burroughs, Ira Davis, and Jack Hochman.
Trainer Mark Casse reported Aug. 20 that Saratoga Race Course’s current meet-leading rider Irad Ortiz Jr. will have the mount aboard Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot in the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) Aug. 25.
Voters unanimously agreed that Drayden Van Dyke was the most deserving Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week candidate for August 13 – 19, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]
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