Saratoga Race Course

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Saratoga Weekend Preview - Travers Day

  In 2015, “the horse of a lifetime” wore his triple crown into the Travers Stakes and took on a colt who would go on – however briefly – to be considered one of the best in the world.  And neither of them won the race. In 2016, an invader from the west bursted onto

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Saratoga Weekend Preview - Dandy Day

  Race 1: 5-2-3 Race 2: 8-2-9 Time is a flat circle. Every week I handicap the Saratoga cards, every week I give you some specific thoughts on select races, and every week I tell you that pace makes the race.  Surprise Twist may not be as good as half this field, but behind a pace

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Saratoga Weekend Preview - Opening Weekend

  I’ll take odds on anything. The Super Bowl, the Oscars, a presidential election.  Anything. But no odds are quite as sweet as the first at Saratoga – when you’re still just glad to be back, standing in your suit next to the jean-shorted best friend you just met, hunched over a garbage can trying

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Saratoga Weekend Preview - Whitney Weekend

  For as long as I’ve covered Saratoga, my favorite race has been the Whitney.  The Travers is the show-stopper, it’s the unquestioned climax of the racing season, but there’s always been something about the Whitney. Maybe it’s because I hit it for a big winner my first year there, or maybe it just comes

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Saratoga Weekend Preview - Dandy Weekend

  Horse racing is a fickle game. I’ve started columns with that quote before, but I say it again because it hasn’t stopped being true.  Because maybe you’ve taken a month and a half off, and you jump back in on opening day at Saratoga and lose six straight. But then you close the day

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Saratoga Preview - Opening Weekend

  If you’ve ever wondered how the tobacco industry stays in business, blame broadcasting. Before I started working in radio, I knew there were people in the world who pay $10 for a pack of cigarettes, but I didn’t know any personally.  Now I know plenty.  Because after discovering that a cigarette-a-commercial-break is what helps

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Saratoga Weekend Preview - Travers Weekend

  If Major League Baseball officials were being honest, I think even they would say the Tampa Bay Rays are an embarrassment to the sport. And while that may be a hell of a cheap shot to open an article that has nothing to do with the Rays or baseball in general, the point stands.