Could Tapwrit win the Travers?

As he watched Tapwrit catch and pass Irish War Cry in the stretch to capture the Belmont Stakes on June 10, Brian Spearman found himself in one of those rare can-you-believe-this moments in life. …

Saratogian’s pastels and passion power Triple Crown artistry

There is a very simple reason Tony Cristello focused his artwork on horses.  "I wanted one and I never was going to get one, so I was just drawing them all the time," he …

A dream come true

It was a Triple Crown season in which all three winners had solid connections to Saratoga Springs and the Capital Region. Dr. Joan Taylor and Dr. Bill Wilmot did not come home to Saratoga with a …

Songbird's Saratoga Swan Song

The champion filly Songbird was retired Thursday, Aug 31, due to an injury. Songbird was a two-time Eclipse Award recipient as Champion 2-Year-old Filly and 3-Year-old Filly last year. She won 13 …

Baffert wins second straight Travers with West Coast

West Coast took the east coast by storm, winning the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The Flatter Colt brought the trainer-jockey duo Bob Baffert and Mike Smith …

Gun Runner all business in impressive G1 Whitney victory

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney's Gun Runner delivered on his reputation as one of the top older males in the country, picking up his second straight Grade 1 with a 5 ¼-length score as the …

Saratoga Race Course Notes

• Javier Castellano joins the immortals in Friday's Hall of Fame induction • Breaking Lucky settled in at Saratoga ahead of G1 Whitney • Classic Empire might breeze this …

A love letter from Kentucky to Saratoga

Four or five times in my adult life, I've had the good fortune to attend the Kentucky Derby. The pomp, the elegance, the heady rush - by rights, those occasions should form my peak experiences at …

When the mob came to Cuba

In the spring of 1953, as mob mogul Meyer Lansky began a three-month sentence in the  Saratoga County Jail in Ballston Spa - his only jail term ever - he may have dreamed of the welcoming …

This land is his land

Most art lovers — even the most cerebral and academic — turn to the medium for simple delight or deliverance from everyday cares. It would be hard to find a more unabashedly joyful expression of …

And they’re off...

Hearts beat faster when the bugle sounds.  And the mighty Thoroughbreds and their fearless jockeys thunder down the track.  At Saratoga Race Course, the oldest track in the …
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