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Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:54

Saratoga En Pointe

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Residents of Saratoga, along with the thousands of tourists that flock to the race course every summer may be curious why there are dozens of five-foot statues of pointe ballet shoes on display all over town.

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Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:49

Auction Grosses $32 Million

SARATOGA SPRINGS — With the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale grossing $31,870,000, it would be easy to simply say the two-night event kept pace with the previous three years, hovering around the $32 million mark.

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BALLSTON SPA — The owner of a popular area restaurant that burned to the ground last Monday has started an online fundraiser to help his employees who are out of job. 

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Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:45

A Look at Thoroughbred Racing Immortals

There’s a bit of a lull this time every meet. The momentum from the first few weekends has worn off, yet it’s before the big finale of Travers and then closing weekend. There’s no better time for Saratoga to turn its attention to racing’s immortals.

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Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:43

Riders Everywhere

I’d heard that Aiyana Sharp was planning a future in racing so I asked her for an interview. Eight year-old Aiyana candidly admitted this was her first official interview but she was poised and ready.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the Saratoga 150 Committee unveiled the Whitney Viewing Stand, a new landmark designed to reinstate public access to the Oklahoma Training Track as well as to celebrate the legacy of one of Saratoga’s most philanthropic families.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — If Adam McNeill of Saratoga Springs chooses the winning horse in the Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap on August 10, he will get to take home the full on-track winnings from a $15,000 wager, not having spent a penny of his own cash.

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Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:38

An Afternoon with Funny Cide

GREENFIELD CENTER — Several lucky visitors got to spend an afternoon with the first New York Bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Funny Cide, at Old Friends at Cabin Creek on August 6.

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Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:30

What’s Happening at the Saratoga Race Track

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saturday, August 10: Fourstardave Handicap: The day’s feature race is the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at a mile on the inner turf. This year’s edition is expected to include 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan, winner of eight of his previous nine starts, and will be broadcast on NBC as part of the network’s “Summer at Saratoga” series.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. recently introduced a video series offering fans exclusive content and a behind-the-scenes look at Saratoga Race Course during the track’s 150th anniversary season. 

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