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Depending on the weather, it is the one day of the Saratoga meet that threatens, and sometimes surpasses, Travers Day. You can look at handle, you can look at attendance, but the buzz around the Grade I $750,000 Whitney Invitational can hardly be measured. The Whitney kicks off August, the Travers sends it packing.
“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 “Foal Project,” a series of breathtaking photographs by photographer Lisa Miller will be featured at The Niche Gallery, located in the historic Collamer Building in downtown Saratoga Springs.
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.
WILTON — Panera Bread will be taking over the entire building where they are located at Exit 15 and building a drive-thru where Giovani’s Pizzeria is presently located.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Just across the edge of the Saratoga Race Course, there is a dirt road that winds past horse stables, dorms and a small soccer field. As the road nears its end, a plain white trailer can be seen with a simple flower garden planted in front.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — More than 700 guests donned animal prints and vibrant colors of the rain forest for Saratoga Hospital’s 31st annual Benefit Auction on Wednesday. It was truly a jungle under the packed tent on the grounds of Saratoga Casino and Raceway.