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Saratoga Race Course stakes schedule set

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Race Course stakes schedule set

Big-name horses expected at meet.

Saratoga group urges Cuomo to back bipartisan NYRA plan

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga group urges Cuomo to back bipartisan NYRA plan

While state lawmakers were busy passing legislation Wednesday that would re-privatize NYRA, a coalition of Saratogians held a press conference at Saratoga’s Embassy Suites Hotel to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the bill.

Local frustration builds over the status of NYRA

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Local frustration builds over the status of NYRA

John Hendrickson resigned his position as the governor’s adviser to the New York Racing Association Reorganization Board on June 7, saying his advice was not being taken and he was frustrated at the government for not keeping its promises.

Creating something out of a bad racing week

ELMONT

Creating something out of a bad racing week

It was an awful week for racing. Then Belmont Day came along.

Creator wins Belmont at wire

ELMONT

Creator wins Belmont at wire

Favorite Exaggerator far off the pace in thrilling race.

Audit: NYRA is losing money on horse racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Audit: NYRA is losing money on horse racing

A new state audit came down hard on the New York Racing Association on Friday, saying it continues to lose money on its traditional thoroughbred racing operations.

Exaggerator gets 11th post for Belmont Stakes

Exaggerator gets 11th post for Belmont Stakes

Exaggerator, who finished second behind Nyquist in the Kentucky Derby and first in the slop at the Preakness Stakes, drew post 11 on Wednesday and was installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

FOX Sports to air Saratoga races

SARATOGA SPRINGS

FOX Sports to air Saratoga races

FOX Sports will be broadcasting 40 stakes races from Saratoga Race Course this summer, the network and the New York Racing Association announced today.

Woerner, Marchione on same page on NYRA

CAPITOL

Woerner, Marchione on same page on NYRA

The state Assembly and Senate now have matching bills that would return the New York Racing Association to private control.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga citizens group opposes Cuomo’s NYRA plan

With legislative negotiations expected over a law to return the New York Racing Association to private control, a prominent local citizen’s group has come out against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan.

Exaggerator, Nyquist will race in Belmont Stakes

Exaggerator, Nyquist will race in Belmont Stakes

The sky was still dark and the rain was still pelting Pimlico Race Course, but by daybreak on Sunday, Team Nyquist had made up its mind.

Two horses die during Preakness undercard

Pramedya broke from the No. 8 hole in the day’s fourth race, just as Barbaro did when he won the Kentucky Derby by 6 1/2 lengths in 2006. She broke through the gate before the start, just as Barbaro did in the Preakness, and had to be reloaded. She then stumbled while coming around the turn, and jockey Daniel Centeno was thrown to the turf.

Exaggerator wins Preakness Stakes

BALTIMORE

Exaggerator wins Preakness Stakes

Passes Nyquist to capture race.

A prince in the Sport of Kings

BALTIMORE

A prince in the Sport of Kings

Racing is about pursuit of the Triple Crown, but it's also about the Joe Cacciolfis of the world, too.

Nyquist wins Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky.

Nyquist wins Kentucky Derby

Sometimes, horse racing turns out just like it was planned.

Forgotten George Smith’s place among Kentucky Derby greats

Forgotten George Smith’s place among Kentucky Derby greats

There’s no doubt that, a hundred years from now (assuming we haven’t blown up the planet by then), there will be more than enough public accounting of American Pharoah’s Kentucky Derby and subsequent Triple Crown.

SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County supervisors back returning NYRA to private control

Saratoga County will urge the state Legislature to approve a new law restoring the New York Racing Association to private control before it adjourns in June.

Rachel Alexandra heading to Racing Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Rachel Alexandra heading to Racing Hall of Fame

Track announcer Tom Durkin’s words, urgent and triumphant, still echo through the rafters of Saratoga Race Course.

Reorganization board says NYRA ready to go private again

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Reorganization board says NYRA ready to go private again

A 16-member reorganzation board, the majority of whom are appointees of Gov. Andrew Cuomo or the state Legislature, voted Tuesday to recommend that the Legislature transfer control NYRA and its three thoroughbred tracks back into private hands.

Nyquist wins Florida Derby

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.

Nyquist wins Florida Derby

The race was billed as East versus West, an unprecedented clash between undefeated Triple Crown candidates from opposite coasts, but it did not quite live up to the hype.

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