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Veteran New York-breds to meet again in Wednesday’s Evan Shipman

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Chester and Mary Broman’s Mr. Buff dominated a state-bred stakes last out and will look to replicate that feat as part of a nine-horse field in the 38th running of the $100,000 Evan Shipman for New York-bred 3-year-olds and up on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course. Mr. ...

Warner wins pair at Ridge

FULTONVILLE — Rocky Warner picked up a pair of wins Sunday at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. Warner won the modified and crate modified features to push his win total for the season at the track to 10. Warner has won three of four modified features and seven of eight crate modified ...

Five area riders earn wins at Twister Valley

FORT PLAIN — Five area riders were among those claiming victories during a Central New York Motocross Racers Association event at Twister Valley Sports Complex on July 21. Fort Plain’s Spencer Mang, Fonda’s Carter Petersen, Johnstown’s Maxx Miller, Fultonville’s TJ Chicoski and ...

Royal Mountain hosts motocross event

CAROGA LAKE — Several area riders were among the winners Sunday as Royal Mountain Ski Area hosted its final Central New York Motocross Racers Association/Monster Energy motocross event of the season. Fonda’s Carter Petersen, Johnstown’s Kyle Pollak, Fonda’s Timothy Wilmot, ...

Mohawks to play for PGCBL title

ALBANY — For the seventh time in the nine-year history of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, the Amsterdam Mohawks will be part of the league championship series. The Mohawks punched their latest ticket to the title series Sunday, posting a 10-4 win over Albany at Connors Park to ...

Saratoga Roundup: A Thread of Blue wins Saratoga Derby Invitational

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Leonard C. Green’s A Thread of Blue wasn’t able to participate in the first leg of the New York Racing Association’s Turf Triple series, but made up for lost time in a big way, leading an 11-horse field of sophomores gate-to-wire to win the inaugural $1 million ...

Trainer Tom Amoss gives a unique perspective on Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Fans can be sure to find an insider’s view this summer by tuning in to Saratoga Live and hanging on Tom Amoss’ every word. Amoss has worked at every level of the game since he took out his trainer’s license in 1987, and his operation has grown from five horses to ...

Friesen picks up modified win at Fonda

FONDA — How do you back up your first win on the NASCAR Trucks series? How about with your 58th career modified victory at Fonda Speedway? Thursday night, Stewart Friesen topped the podium in the Dirt Derby at Eldora for his first career win on the Gander Outdoors-sponsored NASCAR Trucks ...

McKinzie earns Baffert his first Whitney win

SARATOGA SPRINGS — What do you get the man who has almost everything? McKinzie provided an answer by earning Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a new timepiece, and more importantly, his first career victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney, outkicking Yoshida for a 1 ¾-length score in the 1 ...

Mohawks game postponed to today

ALBANY — The second game of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League East Division finals was postponed Saturday due to unplayable field conditions at Collins Park on the campus of Siena College. The game between the Amsterdam Mohawks and Albany Dutchmen was moved to today at 5:05 ...

UPSTATE N.Y. SPORTS LORE: Moonlight Graham comes to Fulton County

Universal Studios released the blockbuster baseball movie called ‘Field of Dreams,’ 30 years ago this summer. The movie was written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson, in which he adapted W.P. Kinsella’s novel ‘Shoeless Joe.’ The movie starred Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James ...

Saratoga Roundup: Covfefe wins Longines Test thriller

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Covfefe and Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress battled the length of the Saratoga Race Course stretch in a thrilling renewal of the Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test, but it was the former who bested her foe in notching her first Grade 1 victory in the ...

Magic Dance draws outside for today’s Adirondack Stakes

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Three Chimneys Farm’s Magic Dance will look to stay unbeaten, drawing the outside post in the eight-horse filed assembled for today’s Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack for 2-year-old fillies over the Saratoga Race Course main track. Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, a two-time ...

Mohawks top Albany in opener of East finals

AMSTERDAM — Max Costes had a solo home run to help the Amsterdam Mohawks post an 8-4 victory over the Albany Dutchmen in the first game of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League East Division finals Friday. The Mohawks scored twice in the first, third and fourth innings on their way to ...

Concrete Rose wins Saratoga Oaks Invitational

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Concrete Rose handled the second leg of the Turf Triple in the same definitive fashion in which she captured the opening sequence in the Belmont Oaks Invitational last month, leading gate-to-wire before drawing away in the stretch for a 4 ¾-length victory in the first ...

Contentious field of Grade 1 winners assembled for Whitney

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Grade 1-winners McKinzie, Thunder Snow, Vino Rosso and Yoshida square off in a contentious renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney today at Saratoga Race Course. The 92nd running of the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, to be broadcast nationwide on NBC from 5-6 p.m., is a “Win ...

Mohawks advance to East Division title series

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks are heading back to the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League East Division championship game. Fueled by strong performances on the mound from Dylan Smith and David Harrison, the top-seeded Mohawks defeated Saugerties 6-4 at Rao Family Stadium at ...

King Zachary breaks nearly 91-year-old track record

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Thomas F. Conway’s King Zachary, under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez, patiently stayed off the pace and took over in the final turn, posting his first victory in more than a year and setting a track record that stood for almost 91 years in the process in an 8 ...

Marylou Whitney Day slated at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. announced plans to honor the legacy of esteemed thoroughbred owner and breeder, celebrated philanthropist and National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee Marylou Whitney, who died at the age of 93 on July 19. In tribute to ...

Petersen claims three wins at Royal

CAROGA LAKE — Fonda’s Carter Petersen won three classes during Monster Energy Supercross competition. Petersen won five of his six motos on the night to claim wins in the 122-125 two-stroke, schoolboy and 122-250 amateur classes. Petersen was one of 12 area riders to post victories on ...