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Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:56 am
by PJMIII
Saratoga jockey race tough to handicap

For 31 summers, from 1976 through 2006, only seven individuals wore the crown as Saratoga’s leading jockey. Over the last 10 years, seven different riders have won the Saratoga riding title.

http://www.drf.com/news/saratoga-jockey ... h-handicap

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:08 am
by PJMIII
Plenty of Action to Start Saratoga Meet

There is no period of warming up, no easing into the 40-day Saratoga Race Course meet that begins July 21.

The opening weekend of the all-important race meet begins Friday with five graded stakes, including opening day co-features of the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (G3) for 2-year-old fillies and $150,000 Lake George Stakes (G3T) for 3-year-old fillies on turf, as Saratoga starts to award a record $18.775 million from 69 stakes this meet.


http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... atoga-meet

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:02 pm
by With Anticipation
NYRA announces security procedures for 2017 season at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today reminded guests of the security policies and procedures in place daily for the 2017 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course.

https://www.nyra.com/saratoga/news/secu ... ace-course

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:38 pm
by Little Watermelon
New drinking game: have a drink every time "no panicky drop" appears in the Closer Look in the DRF pps.

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:18 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
TVG will be offering deluxe coverage of the whole meet.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... t-saratoga

With NYRA's Saratoga Live also airing on different sports channels, like Fox's Prime Ticket, we're going to be spoiled with lots of Spa. The Prime Ticket coverage is in hi-def, which is great, although the time slots may be too short to show every single race. Tomorrow is 1 - 3:30 PM Pacific, and Saturday's is 1 PM - 4 PM.
There will also be 2 - 2 1/2 hours of coverage for the weekday races, but it looks like only TVG will show us the whole cards.

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:24 pm
by stark
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:TVG will be offering deluxe coverage of the whole meet.
Said it before and I'll say it again......I'm very thankful for TVG and all it does for horse racing and me.

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:51 pm
by middleground
Nice win today by Takaful in his first race since running 8th in the FOY.

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:56 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Now that the whole Derby Trail madness is over, it looks like they're going to let this speedy son of Bernardini do what he really wants to do...go fast. ;) :lol:
The TVG Dudes brought up the King's Bishop as a possible target for him.

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:37 pm
by middleground
Untamed Domain (Animal Kingdom-Ciao-Lear Fan) won easily in a maiden turf at the Spa today. Big, good-looking horse. AK has had a couple of nice ones early on in his NA stud career; I'd like to see him become a successful sire, if only because of his interesting pedigree.

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:35 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I love Animal Kingdom, who was a really good racehorse and has stunning looks. He also is carrying his sire's bloodline on his withers, since we lost Leroidesanimaux last year in a tragic paddock accident. :(
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... dies-at-16
I don't know of another Leroidesanimaux son with stallion credentials.

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:08 pm
by Somnambulist
The turf course already looks dry. Ugh, we all need rain.

All the turf races today have been fun. Go Antonoe!

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:19 pm
by CoronadosQuest
Antonoe broke through the gate, Lady Eli's gate opened as well but she just walked out

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:23 pm
by katmandu
What a mare. All class.

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:05 pm
by honneerider
Whew! This forum must have heard me cheering on Lady Eli. Tenacious mare in all ways!

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:21 pm
by sweettalk
i love her so much. after what she went thru she's still running at the top level AND WINNING. what a lovely mare.

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:41 pm
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Somnambulist wrote:The turf course already looks dry. Ugh, we all need rain.
Extended outlook shows best chance next Sat. and Sun. -- the two days I plan to be up there. We don't need it THAT bad.

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:37 am
by With Anticipation
NYRA launches Saratoga Showdown, a free online handicapping game every day during Saratoga Live

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today the launch of a free online game, allowing fans to test their skills against each other and win prizes. The contest runs exclusively during races that are broadcast on NYRA's cable TV show "Saratoga Live."

To play, participants must visit www.saratogashowdown.com. Saratoga Showdown features three formats that will alternate on live race days.

https://www.nyra.com/saratoga/news/nyra ... atoga-live

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:21 pm
by CoronadosQuest
After an early move, Abel Tasman holds off Elate to win the Coaching Club American Oaks!

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:23 pm
by middleground
CoronadosQuest wrote:After an early move, Abel Tasman holds off Elate to win the Coaching Club American Oaks!
Weirdly run--but exciting--race.

Re: Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:02 pm
by Somnambulist
middleground wrote:
CoronadosQuest wrote:After an early move, Abel Tasman holds off Elate to win the Coaching Club American Oaks!
Weirdly run--but exciting--race.
She has been sneaky good.