Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:00 pm

I was surprised that TVG didn't show the race. IIRC, the channel has covered it in years past.
Since I don't get TVG2, I don't know if the race was shown on Betfair's stepchild channel.
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:21 pm

Mohaymen Scheduled For Return To Kentucky After Colt Was Eased In Alydar
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin reported Monday that Mohaymen will travel to Shadwell Farm in Kentucky in the upcoming days as his owner, Shadwell Stable, decides his future.

The 4-year-old son of Tapit returned to the dirt in Sunday's $100,000 Alydar at Saratoga, where he finished last in the five-horse field after being eased to the wire in the stretch. McLaughlin said Mohaymen came out of the race healthy, but will leave Saratoga later this week.

One start prior to Alydar, he was sent to the turf in a one-mile optional claiming race on July 14 at Belmont Park where he finished sixth.

“We tried one more time, with blinkers on and on the dirt, and it didn't go well,” said McLaughlin. “We'll send him back home in the upcoming week and see what happens from there.”
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... ed-alydar/
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:07 am

Saratoga handle up through first 16 days of racing

All-sources handle on the first 16 days of the 2017 Saratoga meet is up 5.6 percent while ontrack handle is up 2.3 percent compared to the same time period in 2016, according to figures provided by the New York Racing Association.

http://www.drf.com/news/saratoga-handle ... ays-racing
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:47 pm

Elate wins the Alabama easily over It Tiz Well (who held on despite setting a pretty decent pace) and Salty.
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:56 pm

unchained melody was eased and i think holy helena was last.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:29 pm

Unchained Melody was unsaddled and given a ride back to her barn by the horse ambulance to be checked out. Her rider said that it wasn't that she went 'wrong,' but that she was just so lethargic.
I suspect that both Holy Helena and New Money Honey will be headed back to their preferred surfaces.
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:08 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Unchained Melody was unsaddled and given a ride back to her barn by the horse ambulance to be checked out. Her rider said that it wasn't that she went 'wrong,' but that she was just so lethargic.
I suspect that both Holy Helena and New Money Honey will be headed back to their preferred surfaces.
? She broke her maiden on dirt and placed in her debut, also on dirt.
Surface isn't the issue I'm guessing.
Still, it's a shame they didn't run her through the Canadian TC.
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:28 pm

It looked hot there today. And humid. I can't blame these horses if they were effected.
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:40 pm

David Grening‏ @DRFGrening:

Brian Lynch, trainer of Unchained Melody texts, the filly "appears to be fine, definitely no soundness issues."
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:32 am

Somnambulist wrote:It looked hot there today. And humid. I can't blame these horses if they were effected.
It was a beautiful day - not hot and not humid. We sat in the sun watching the big screen during the Alabama and were quite comfortable.
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Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:36 pm

Lady Eli to run in Saturday's Ballston Spa

In a surprise move, trainer Chad Brown entered Lady Eli in Saturday’s Grade 2, $400,000 Ballston Spa Stakes

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/38343-lady- ... llston-spa
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:43 pm

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Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:23 pm

Saratoga Live extended through 2020

The New York Racing Association has reached a three-year extension on a deal to broadcast a two-hour live racing program from Saratoga Race Course on FOX Sports 2 each racing day, the partners announced on Thursday.

http://www.drf.com/news/saratoga-live-e ... rough-2020
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Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:59 pm

Dottie Miller‏ @DottieMillerPix
AGGIE'S HONOR was euthanized after breaking down training yesterday at Saratoga. That's 18 horses who have died this meet. 2 were colic.

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RLT up from 13 last year this date (1 illness, 1 flipped in paddock). Very disappointing to see. Never good to see numbers increase.
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Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:28 pm

Rookie mistake... :lol:
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#Saratoga send-off from the champ #LadyEli
https://twitter.com/TheNYRA/status/904736002215903232
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Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:22 pm

Whew! That was a close one but hats off to the Pletcher crew for winning the trainer's race.
At the start of the meet I didn't think he'd have enough starters to pull it off, but I see that he dug deep and got it done, congrats.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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