Newspaper staff cuts felt in press box, coverage at track

Saturday, July 19, 2014
There are now no New York City turf writers covering Saratoga full-time, a blow to a sport starved for attention and an indicator of the travails facing scaled-back newspapers and mainstream media in general.

Saratoga: Contessa likes chances against short field

Friday, July 18, 2014
Whatever the reason for the short field in today’s Grade III Schuylerville at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Gary Contessa isn’t complaining.

Classic winner Mucho Macho Man retired

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man has been retired and will stand at stud at Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm in Paris, Ky.
Untapable will run in Haskell

Untapable will run in Haskell

Monday, July 14, 2014
Saratoga Race Course’s loss will be Monmouth Park’s gain on July 27.

NYRA turns it around

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Mending the New York State Racing Association's public woes seemed a herculean task in the days leading up the 143th meet at the Saratoga Race Course in 2013.

Horse racing: Princess of Sylmar heading home today

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Funny tweet on the Princess of Sylmar Twitter account @Princess_Sylmar on Friday:
“Following LeBron’s lead, I’m going to come home too . . . And race in the Mid-Atlantic region tomorrow.”

Open house kicks off Saratoga Race Course season Sunday

Thursday, July 10, 2014
With the 2014 racing season just eight days away, the New York Racing Association is gearing up for an open house at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday and encouraging fans to pick up their season passes there.

Horse racing: Brown's filly a threat in Perfect Sting

Friday, July 4, 2014
Multiple graded-stakes winner Za Approval heads a field of eight entered for the $150,000 Forbidden Apple, the first of two turf stakes on an Independence Day card at Belmont Park today with a special first-race post time of 3 p.m.
Joining the Forbidden Apple, which will be run as race seven, is the $100,000 Perfect Sting for fillies and mares, also at one mile on the Widener Turf Course. Post time for the Perfect Sting is approximately 7:08 p.m.

Horse racing notes: Little competition for Untapable today

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Untapable looks unbeatable.
With that in mind, New York Racing Association oddsmaker Eric Donovan made the daughter of Tapit 1-5 on the morning line against five rivals for today’s Grade I Mother Goose at Belmont Stakes.
Race course price hike first since 2005

Race course price hike first since 2005

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The New York Racing Association is placing a $2 bet that an admission increase will not adversely affect the gate or handle at the upcoming Saratoga Race Course meet.

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