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Vequist breaks maiden in G1 Spinaway

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Swilcan Stables’ Vequist tracked the pace in between horses in second, launched a bid around the far turn and powered home an emphatic 9½-length winner in making her first ever trip to the winner’s circle in the 129th running of ...

Seven juveniles attempt to rise to the occasion in Runhappy Hopeful

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Seven juvenile colts will face off in a quest to garner their first respective Grade 1 victories in the 116th running of the Grade 1, $250,000 Runhappy Hopeful on Closing Day today, going seven furlongs over the main track at Saratoga Race Course. The historic test is the ...

Global Campaign goes wire-to-wire in Woodward

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sagamore Farm and WinStar Farm’s Global Campaign made his Grade 1 debut a winning one in when breaking alertly, setting a pressured pace upfront and shaking off a confrontation from heavy favorite Tacitus to score a 1 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s 67th running of the ...

Mystic Guide triumphs in Jim Dandy

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Godolphin Stable’s Mystic Guide, expertly piloted by Jose Ortiz, made a last-to-first run to capture Saturday’s Grade 2, $150,000 Jim Dandy for sophomores going nine furlongs at Saratoga Race Course. The 57th running of the Jim Dandy was one of four graded stakes on ...

Frank’s Rockette prevails in Prioress

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Frank’s Rockette utilized a slightly different tactic - tracking in second instead of serving as the pacesetter - but a winning outcome was still the result, with the Into Mischief filly taking command entering the turn and drawing away for a 2 1/2-length victory in ...

Civil Union makes the grade in Glens Falls Stakes

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Allen Stable’s Civil Union secured a stalking position along the rail and made a winning move at the quarter pole, holding off a late charge from My Sister Nat to take the 25th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Glens Falls for older fillies and mares going 1 3/8 miles over ...

Saez shines with hat trick of stakes wins at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Jockey Luis Saez rode four winners Friday, including three in stakes events, as New York-breds took center stage at Saratoga Race Course for New York Showcase Day, as part of a 12-race card containing six stakes for state-breds worth a combined $900,000. Saez notched a ...

Tacitus seeks sought after Grade 1 win in $500K Woodward

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Juddmonte Farms’ three-time graded stakes winner Tacitus has been Grade 1-placed on four occasions, and will seek his first triumph at such level when he faces a field of five competitors in today’s 67th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Woodward going 1 ¼ miles at ...

State breds earn the spotlight in New York Showcase Day at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS — New York-breds will take center stage at Saratoga Race Course today for New York Showcase Day, featuring a 12-race card containing six stakes for state-breds worth a combined $900,000. Trainer H. James Bond is enjoying a tremendous Saratoga summer meet with a record of ...

Officer Hutchy swats away competition in NYSSS Park Avenue

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sanford Goldfarb’s Officer Hutchy notched her second win of the meet at Saratoga Race Course, linking up with Spin a Yarn in the last furlong before pulling away in the final sixteenth for a half-length score in Thursday’s $100,000 New York Stallion Stakes Series Park ...

Several area riders post wins at Royal

CAROGA LAKE — With 136 riders signed in for competition, 12 local riders posted victories on championship night for Monster Energy Drink Supercross Wednesday night at royal Mountain Ski Area. Johnstown’s Adam Handy was a double winner, claiming victories in the 122-250 and 122-Open Expert ...

Fire At Will claims With Anticipation victory

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Three Diamonds Farm’s Fire At Will made his main track debut a winning one, staying off the pace as Blame the Booze set the early speed before gaining the lead in the stretch and holding off the even-money favorite’s re-rally bid in deep stretch for a half-length win ...

Plum Ali headlines today’s P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Trainer Christophe Clement will look to build on his successful meet when he saddles promising maiden winner Plum Ali in today’s 16th running of the $100,000 P.G. Johnson for juvenile fillies going 1 1/16 miles over the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by ...

Blame the Booze looking for more ground in With Anticipation

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mark D. Breen’s Blame the Booze will stretch out in distance and switch surfaces in today’s Grade 3, $100,000 With Anticipation, a 1 1/16-mile Mellon turf test for juveniles at Saratoga Race Course. Always a race to look forward to, the With Anticipation has drawn a ...

BASEBALL’S BACK

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Hilltoppers baseball program is hosting a “Back to School Baseball Camp” from Monday through Friday at the Little League Park in Fort Plain. The camp, for ages 7 to 13 years old, is limited to the first 30 players by pre-registration only and will run from 9 ...

State athletic association plans to release fall sports guidance Friday

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association COVID-19 Task Force met on Monday for the fifth time and examined New York State Department of Health guidance which provided recommendations for the fall interscholastic athletic season.  The COVID-19 Task Force is ...

McCoy scores second win of the season at The Ridge

FULTONVILLE — After starting the season with nine different winners in as many weeks in the 602 sportsman division, three drivers have posted their second wins of the season in each of the last three weeks. On Sunday, it was Scott McCoy posting his second win of the season. Also picking up ...

Letruska takes the field the whole way around in G3 Shuvee

SARATOGA SPRINGS — St. George Stable’s Letruska was fast early and had just enough late to garner her first graded stakes score in the United States when leading the field from start to finish in Sunday’s 44th running of the Grade 3, $125,000 Shuvee for older fillies and mares over the ...

Channel Maker powers to G1 Sword Dancer score

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, R.A. Hill Stable and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s multiple Grade 1-winner Channel Maker led at every point of call to capture Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Sword Dancer, a 12-furlong inner turf test for older horses at Saratoga Race ...

Win Win Win lives up to his name with triumph in Forego

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Despite a heavy downpour of rain just minutes before post time, Win Win Win did just that, coming from well off the pace and passing up five rivals through an assertive stretch run to take the 41st running of the seven-furlong Grade 1, $300,000 Forego presented by ...