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“Optimism is the quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” —Brian Tracy
The Belmont winner repeated in the Jim Dandy and with it the ripple effect grew rings of joy as if a boulder had been cast in a pool. Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice is undefeated in New York and has wind in his sails as the Midsummer Derby looms near. Rumor has it that he’s eyeing those canoes in the infield, claiming he may not appreciate to see the pond so crowded for another year.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — On the eve of the official 150th anniversary of Saratoga Race Course, more than a dozen horse-drawn, flower-festooned carriages carrying dignitaries and celebrities will step back in time in an old-fashioned Floral Fete Promenade down Broadway on Friday night, August 2.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), Coca-Cola and Dunkin’ Donuts have teamed up to offer racing fans the opportunity to experience the annual Mid-Summer Derby at Saratoga Race Course in style.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The yearlings have arrived and the 93rd Saratoga Auction, run by Fasig-Tipton Co. Inc., is set to start Monday, August 5.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — In his 24th year as a professional jockey, John Velazquez still has the same love for racing since his days of riding street horses in Puerto Rico as an 8-year-old kid.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announce the rundown of events to celebrate the official 150th anniversary of racing in Saratoga on Saturday, August 3.
So it appears Saratoga saw a dip in business for opening weekend. If that was a sign of anything, it was likely a response to the weather. Heat indices climbed above 100, making it unbearable to be out in the sun.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Race Course giveaway prize of the replica of the race track is being replaced with the iconic baseball cap.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — To commemorate the Saratoga 150-year celebration, The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation is selling a scarf depicting the recently unveiled Hoofprints Walk of Fame at Saratoga Race Course.
Saratoga’s 150th Anniversary launches today under an oppressive forecast of 93 degrees. Mid to late summer at the foothills of the Adirondacks cloaks the area in this kind of heat, sometimes canceling the day to keep the horses safe from engine failure.