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Saratoga to be Featured on Today's Episode of the Price is Right
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Arms will be featured on today’s episode of The Price Is Right at 11 a.m. on CBS. “We’re excited to show off the history and grandeur of Saratoga Race Course,” said New York Racing Association President and CEO Charles Hayward. “Millions of viewers throughout the country will get a glimpse of summertime in Saratoga, and with a little luck a Price Is Ri ... Read the full article

Congressman Murphy to Present Congressional Resolution Congratulating Saratoga Race Course
Washington, DC – On Saturday, July 24, Congressman Scott Murphy (NY-20) will present The New York Racing Association, Inc. and Saratoga Race Course with a resolution congratulating the Saratoga Race Course on opening its doors for its 142nd season. Saratoga welcomes an average of nearly 30,000 visitors per day throughout its race season, and 1,000,000 visitors annually, contributes more than 2,500 jobs to Saratoga Springs, and brings in mo ... Read the full article

Albarado Sidelined after Spill at Saratoga Race Course
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Jockey Robby Albarado, a fixture at the Saratoga meet for much of the last decade, will be sidelined for an undetermined period of time after breaking his clavicle and left index finger and thumb in a fall Wednesday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course. Albarado, 36, was unseated by his mount, Hunt for Candie (No. 10), while galloping out after finishing sixth in Wednesday’s first race run at 5 ½ furlongs ... Read the full article

No Live Racing at Saratoga on Sunday
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that there will be no live racing at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, August 28. Live racing at Saratoga is expected to resume Monday, August 29. The Grade 1 Personal Ensign, originally scheduled for Sunday, will be re-drawn on Wednesday, August 31 and run Saturday, September 3 on a card that will also include the Grade 1 Woodward and Grade 1 Forego. Additional ... Read the full article

A Moose on the Loose is brought to Safety at Saratoga Race Course
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 15, 2009 -- Saratoga Race Course employees arrived at work Monday morning to find a cow moose wandering on the sidewalk outside track property, New York Racing Association officials said. After NYRA security worked in support of the Saratoga Springs police department to bring the moose to safety inside the gates to Saratoga Race Course, Environmental Conservation officials tranquilized the moose with the intention of ... Read the full article

Attendance and Handle Up on Saratoga Opening Day
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Attendance, on-track handle, and total handle all posted gains over 2010 totals as the 143rd Saratoga Race Course meeting opened today. Friday’s attendance of 25,155 was up 8.5 percent from last year’s rain-soaked 23,178. On-track handle for the 10-race Saratoga card totaled $3,551,745, a 13.4 percent increase over $3,130,756 on Opening Day 2010. Wagering at the downstate Belmont Café and Aqueduc ... Read the full article

Big Pack 6 CarryOver kicks off final week at Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. –The season’s final week of racing at Saratoga Race Course begins on Wednesday with a card that features a $443,274 Pick 6 carryover. The Pick 6 gets underway at approximately 3:13 p.m. EDT with race five, and continues with races six through ten. Five of the six races comprising Wednesday’s Pick 6 are scheduled for the turf, including the P.G. Johnson Stakes for 2-year-old fillies (eighth race, approx 4 ... Read the full article

Deborah Quirk Wins Elton John Prize Package
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Deborah Quirk of Rutland, Vt. was selected as the winner of a prize package for two that includes a day at Saratoga Race Course, two VIP tickets to Elton John’s performance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) on September 4, and a two-night stay at The Hampton Inn and Suites in Saratoga Springs. On September 4, Quirk and her guest will be treated to a day at Saratoga Race Course, with lunch provided ... Read the full article

Jockey RAJIV Maragh Discharged from Hospital
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Jockey Rajiv Maragh was discharged from the hospital tonight after a spill earlier today at Saratoga Race Course. Maragh fell to the ground when his mount, Pico Dinero, stumbled and lost his footing on the backstretch in the 7th race at Saratoga, a one-mile maiden claiming race on the inner turf course.   The 25-year-old Jamaica-native was alert and taken to AlbanyMedicalCenter, where x-rays were negative. H ... Read the full article

NYRA Offers Saratoga Race Course, Elton John Prize Package
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Oh Candy and Ronnie have you seen him yet? Elton John is playing SPAC. The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) is offering a free drawing for a prize package for two that includes airfare, lodging, a day at Saratoga Race Course, and two VIP tickets to the Elton John performance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) on September 4. After flying into AlbanyInternationalAirport, the winner and a guest wi ... Read the full article

Double Pick 6 Carryover of $232,356 into Wednesday
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – When racing resumes at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, an extra $232,356 will be up for grabs in the Pick 6, courtesy of a two-day carryover. The $75,000 Signature Stallion Waya, race 5 on Wednesday’s card with a scheduled post time of 3:13 p.m., will serve as the first leg of the Pick 6. Ten fillies and mares have been entered in the 1 ½-mile turf marathon, with another entered for the main track o ... Read the full article

Rosen in Lead at Saratoga Handicapping Tournament
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Philip Rosen of Clifton Park, N.Y. was in the lead Wednesday after Day One of the inaugural Saratoga Handicapping Tournament at Saratoga Race Course. Rosen, who amassed $533, led Robin Buser of Delran, N.J., ($500) and Paul Chuck, Jr., of Ellington, Conn. ($433) heading into Thursday’s second and final day of the tournament. Along with $100,000 in prize money at stake, the top three finishers in the tourname ... Read the full article

Eyraud Wins "Battle of Saratoga" Handicapping Tournament
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Scott Eyraud of Goose Creek, S.C., went from last-to-first Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course with a pair of longshots to win the top prize of $50,000 at the inaugural Saratoga Handicapping Tournament. Eyraud, 49, had $0 at the conclusion of Wednesday’s first day of competition, but started his rapid ascent in the standings with his first bet, a $20 wager on Valiant Passion ($63) in the second race at ... Read the full article

Velazquez Sweeps Early Pick 4, Wins Five
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Jockey John Velazquez swept the early Pick 4 en route to an five-win day at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. After narrowly missing aboard his mount in the first race, Velazquez broke a pair of maidens in races 2 and 3, piloting 2-year-old Curlinello ($5.40) and 3-year-old We Need V L T’s ($12.60) both to neck victories. In race 4, Velazquez rode favored CallideValley ($4.20) to a 10 ¼-length allowanc ... Read the full article

NYRA Announces Purse Incentives for Saratoga Meet
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced two purse incentives for the upcoming 40-day meet at Saratoga Race Course, which begins on Friday, July 22. For the first time, NYRA will pay $1,000 to the horses in every race that finish sixth through last. The regular purse split in Saratoga will be as follows: 60 percent to first, 20 percent to second, 10 percent to third, 6 percent to fourth, and 4 per ... Read the full article

St Publishing Releases "Best of the Saratoga Special" Book for All Thoroughbred Racing Fans
FAIR HILL, Md. -- After five years of daily newspapers at Saratoga, STPublishing this week released the book form of The Saratoga Special."The Best of the Saratoga Special" is a 287-page, hard-cover book featuringthe best writing and photography from the daily newspaper The SaratogaSpecial. Launched by ST Publishing in 2001, The Special quickly became afixture for horsemen and fans of Thoroughbred racing's greatest meet -- thesix-week summer sess ... Read the full article

Betfair TVG Bolt Bus to offer Saturday Service between Manhattan and Saratoga Race Course in August
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Saratoga is known as “The Summer Place to Be” and downstate racing fans now have a direct line to and from the racetrack every Saturday in August on the Betfair TVG BOLT bus charter offering service between Manhattan and Saratoga Race Course. Departing at 10 a.m. EDT every Saturday beginning August 7 from 311 W. 34th Street, directly in front of the ManhattanCenter on the North side of 34th Street, the ... Read the full article

Expanded Saratoga Handicapping Tournament August 10-11
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Debuting an expanded 150-player format in 2011, the second annual Saratoga Handicapping Tournament is set to take place Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11, at Saratoga Race Course. With $150,000 in prize money and a trip to the Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship at stake, the Saratoga Handicapping Tournament will he held in the At the Rail pavilio ... Read the full article

Saratoga to host Job Fairs for Upcoming Meet
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. will offer four job fairs at Saratoga Race Course in the upcoming weeks for those interested in working at Saratoga during the 2010 meet, which will run for 40 days from July 23 through Labor Day, September 6.   Interviews will be held at the mutuel bay near the paddock from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, as well as Saturday and Sunday, July 10 ... Read the full article

Upward Trends Continue at Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Attendance and handle at Saratoga Race Course continue to post increases compared to 2010 through week two (10 days), according to The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA). Attendance for the first ten days was 201,400, up 1.3 percent from 198,857 in 2010. On-track handle totaled $27,728,174, up 4.5 percent from $26,531,605 last year. Wagering at the downstate Belmont Café and Aqueduct simulcast faciliti ... Read the full article




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