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Saratoga Race Course: Jerkens couldn't lose at wire
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Saratoga Race Course: Jerkens couldn't lose at wire

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
V.E. Day rallied in the stretch and overtook Wicked Strong at the wire to score an upset victory in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes by a nose Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
 
Travers weekend time for Saratoga Springs to shine
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Travers weekend time for Saratoga Springs to shine

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Sometimes called the fourth leg of the Triple Crown, the Travers brings 40,000 to 60,000 people to the city. Many consider it the pinnacle of the racing season and a point where the action in the Spa City’s downtown reaches a fever pitch.
 
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Travers undercard: Valente praying for hard, dry surface

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Burn, baby. Burn.
That’s what Loudonville’s Roddy Valente will be hoping for when the sun comes up today. If there’s any lingering moisture in the main track at Saratoga Race Course, he’ll want it baked out by post time for the Grade I Ballerina.
He’s got his homebred Hot Stones running in her first Grade
 

Travers analysis: Bayern may not look back

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
In the fascinating 145th renewal of the $1.25 million Travers Stakes, the choice here is the speedy shipper Bayern, who will attempt to give trainer Bob Baffert his second victory in the Mid-Summer Derby.
 
Close Hatches enhances reputation with easy win
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Close Hatches enhances reputation with easy win

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Close Hatches may have inherited the lead in the race, but she went ahead and grabbed the lead in her division with authority on Friday.
 
SCHENECTADY

Girls' soccer: Patriots setting realistic goals

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Eric Obman is enough of a realist to know that his Schenectady girls’ soccer team is not going to compete for a Class AA championship.
He’s satisfied with the smaller steps that will help the program grow.
 
Closers can't let Bayern get too comfortable on lead
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Closers can't let Bayern get too comfortable on lead

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
The 145th Travers Stakes presents a tricky balancing act for most of the field.
Bayern faces no such puzzle.
Barring a gate mishap, the runaway Haskell winner and jockey Martin Garcia are going to go right to the front from the start.
 
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King's Bishop: The Big Beast is changing tactics

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Don’t look now, but The Big Beast is stalking the King’s Bishop.
 

Horse racing launched Olczyk in career on TV

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Ed Olczyk has carved himself a nice career in hockey, both on and off the ice.
 
Familiar melody brings thoughts of summer, track
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Familiar melody brings thoughts of summer, track

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
The familiar “Sar-a-tog-a!” jingle has been used at the race track and in radio and television commercials for several years.
 

Basketball: Saints open against UMass

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Tough non-conference scheduling helped a young Siena College basketball team come on strong at the end of the season and win the CBI championship last year.
Although this year’s slate is without an impact tournament like the Old Spice Classic, the Saints still face a formidable schedule that includes three Atlantic-10 programs on the road.
 

Football fans won't get live coverage of Giants-Jets game

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Every year when the New York Giants and New York Jets play their NFL preseason game in East Rutherford, N.J., WNYT (Ch. 13) general manager Steve Baboulis receives phone calls and emails from fans asking if the game will be on his station.
 
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Saratoga grad Davis records first Spa victory

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Dylan Davis graduated from Saratoga High School in 2011.
He “graduated” from Saratoga Race Course on Thursday.
 
SCHENECTADY

Football: Patriots anxious to try out new schemes

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
With different formations on both sides of the football and a different cast of lead characters, Schenectady is optimistic that the 2014 season will be different, too.
 

Dostal's reunion will link present with past

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Bruce Dostal’s reasons for wanting area stock car racing fans to embrace the past might be a little selfish.
After all, if fans forget the past, they forget drivers like Dostal.
 
 

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