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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.

California Chrome easily wins Dubai World Cup

California Chrome became the highest-earning thoroughbred in North American history Saturday when he impressively and decisively won the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.

NYRA: Horse deaths from injuries down at New York tracks

SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYRA: Horse deaths from injuries down at New York tracks

Fewer thoroughbred race horses are dying after sustaining injuries on New York state tracks, the New York Racing Association said Thursday.

Saratoga Race Course season tickets go on sale March 28

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Race Course season tickets go on sale March 28

It’s only four months until the next time the thoroughbreds gallop at Saratoga Race Course, so it’s time for the New York Racing Association to start marketing efforts.

NYRA ready to pursue return to private status

SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYRA ready to pursue return to private status

The New York Racing Association board will be submitting a plan to return NYRA to private non-profit control in April, President and CEO Christopher Kay said Thursday.

Starlight Racing has older horses that can make impact

Starlight Racing likes to point horses toward the Kentucky Derby, but this year their best horses are two who have already run in the Derby and look like they could make an impact on the older division.

Ballston Spa's Matties is top handicapper

Ballston Spa's Matties is top handicapper

For a thoroughbred in North America, winning a race like the Kentucky Derby or Breeders’ Cup Classic would likely be the pinnacle of its career.

American Pharoah dominates Eclipse Award list

American Pharoah dominates Eclipse Award list

As expected, the names of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and his connections were peppered throughout the list of Eclipse Award finalists announced on Wednesday.

Horse racing: Runhappy heads field in Grade I Malibu

A day after Christmas, Santa isn’t done handing out gifts to racing fans. Santa Anita, that is.

NYRA anticipates $4M profit

SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYRA anticipates $4M profit

The New York Racing Association will finish 2015 with a $4 million profit, driven to a significant extent by a successful meet at Saratoga Race Course last summer.

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