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Condo Commando romps in Spinaway
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Condo Commando romps in Spinaway

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
Perhaps an anticlimax was for the best.
In Tom Durkin’s last call after 43 years as a track announcer, Condo Commando sucked all the drama out of the Grade I Spinaway by romping in the slop by 13 1⁄4 lengths over By the Moon at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday.
 
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Durkin makes a classy exit

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
The story is over.
Our favorite storyteller has closed the books on his career, the thick personal thesaurus that he filled with nouns, adjectives and verbs, and the drab, thin program that he filled with rainbow ink to guide him through each race card.
On a gray, rainy Sunday, track announcer Tom Durkin jauntily spun a sodden final yarn in the Spinaway at Saratoga Race Course, and now will go about the business of a retired person.
 

Field hockey: Shen coping with heavy graduation losses

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
Perfection isn’t part of the Shenendehowa plan, but getting to another championship field hockey game is.
“My job is to prepare them for the end,” said veteran Lady Plainsmen coach Jeanne Frevola. “If we take a few bumps, OK.”
 
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High Schools: Sabres retooling, goals are the same

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
The Schalmont boys’ soccer team had one day marked on its schedule last fall. “Last year was the year we were peaking for,” said Sabres coach Jason Beck, “We had a senior team that we knew was going to be very good, and we knew it was going to come down to us and Ichabod Crane.”
 
Saratoga Race Course: 'Luckyday' outduels Moreno
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Saratoga Race Course: 'Luckyday' outduels Moreno

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
With the sun below the treeline and the shadow of the clubhouse cooling off more and more of the grounds, Itsmyluckyday and Moreno did their best to turn the heat back up. The pair dueled through the stretch at the end of the 11⁄8-mile Grade I Woodward at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, bumping each other five times in the final furlong before Itsmyluckyday emerged with a half-length victory at the wire for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr.
 
Saratoga track exhibit teaches horse sense
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Saratoga track exhibit teaches horse sense

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Spending time with horses is exactly what Saratoga Race Course’s Horse Sense exhibit lets you do.
 
ALBANY

UAlbany vs. Holy Cross: Danes rally to win Gattuso's debut

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
The scheduled postgame fireworks started a little early for the University at Albany football team making its debut under new head coach Greg Gattuso. Trailing, 13-0, after three quarters, the Great Danes rallied and surged past Holy Cross, 14-13, when Neil Morrison returned a fumble 79 yards for the winning score with just 44 seconds left in the season opener Saturday night before 6,748 fans at Bob Ford Field.
 
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Wise Dan looks like his old self

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Enough talk about Wise Dan’s guts already. They passed muster when a surgeon opened him up in mid-May. As always, they more than passed muster on the track at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday.
 
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Lopez introduces himself to Saratoga

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
“Cheatin’ …” The next word is unprintable in this space. I knew it was jockey Junior Alvarado even before I swung my head around to check.
 
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Palace answers the challenge in Forego

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Linda Rice keeps leading Palace out for another challenge, and the 5-year-old she claimed two years ago keeps rewarding her. Under Cornelio Velasquez in Saturday’s Grade I Forego at Saratoga Race Course, Palace ran a little off the pace through the first half-mile of the seven-furlong dirt sprint, then powered through the stretch to capture the “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in November.
 
SYRACUSE

Syracuse survives Villanova in 2OT, 27-26

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Orange stop two-point conversion.
 
Horse deaths have officials concerned
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Horse deaths have officials concerned

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
A rash of equine fatalities on Saratoga Race Course grounds over a recent five-day period has prompted state racing officials to look closer at the deaths and consider some new safety steps to go with measures already being developed.
 

High Schools: Ochs powers Lady Dutch

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Lexi Ochs was a difference-maker from all areas of the court with 12 kills, 10 aces and nine defensive digs in leading Guilderland past Shaker Friday in the Suburban Council opener for both teams.
 
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Riskaverse: Miss Frost does it her way

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Miss Frost decided to try something new, unbeknownst to her jockey and trainer. The 3-year-old Curlin filly gained the lead around the first turn of the mile-long Riskaverse on the Saratoga Race Course turf on Friday, removed herself from the rest of the field by a margin that grew throughout and won her third straight race for trainer Tom Albertrani and jockey Edgar Prado.
 
Boys' Soccer: Sabres open with romp
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Boys' Soccer: Sabres open with romp

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Training sessions and scrimmages are all well and good, but coaches never know what type of team they have until the athletes actually have to perform as a unit on the field. Given that, both Jason Beck and Chris Bailey were pleased with their teams’ effort in Friday’s opening round of the Capital Cup boys’ soccer tournament played at Schalmont.
 
 

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