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Newly Minted Scores Her Fourth Stakes in Union Avenue

Newly Minted Scores Her Fourth Stakes in Union Avenue

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Beach Haven Thoroughbreds’ Newly Minted added a fourth stakes score to her resume with a game effort off the bench in Thursday’s Union Avenue Handicap at Saratoga. Sent from the far outside post as the 2/1 second choice under Jose Lezcano, Newly Minted settled into a close stalking… Read More

Max Player Posts Final Breeze in Preparation for G1 Runhappy Travers

Max Player Posts Final Breeze in Preparation for G1 Runhappy Travers

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – George E. Hall and SportsBLX Thoroughbreds Corp.’s Max Player worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.55 seconds Monday on the Belmont dirt training track in preparation for Saturday’s $1 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course. Trainer Linda Rice said the dark bay Honor Code colt is… Read More

Turned Aside Turns the Tables in Quick Call

Turned Aside Turns the Tables in Quick Call

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – A sharp stretch effort helped Turned Aside turn the tables on the favored Jack and Noah and the rest of the field as he won Friday’s $100,00 Quick Call Stakes (G3) at Saratoga. Turned Aside exited the far outside 8 post under Jose Lezcano as the 2/1… Read More

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The 2020 Belmont Stakes: Like None Other

The 2020 Belmont Stakes: Like None Other

They call it “The Test of the Champion.” The grueling 1 1/2-mile challenge for 3-year-olds thoroughbreds proves who has the crop’s best combination of speed and stamina. It’s the all-important third leg of the coveted Triple Crown, where a lucky horse has the chance to be immortalized as an all-time… Read More

Max Player Pulls Away Late to Spring Withers Upset

Max Player Pulls Away Late to Spring Withers Upset

SOUTH OZONE PARK, NY – George Hall’s Max Player took over command from the favored Shotski in deep stretch before pulling away late to spring the upset in Saturday’s $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct. Breaking from post 3 under Dylan Davis as the 5/1 fourth shot on the board, Max Player… Read More

Saratoga Skinny: Voodoo Song Returns in Forbidden Apple

Saratoga Skinny: Voodoo Song Returns in Forbidden Apple

When I was a teenager in the late 80s and early 90s, I remember coming to Saratoga Race Course every summer with my parents. My father loves the track and taught me how to construct wagers as I honed my game. I learned quickly that one horse was always a… Read More

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Nicodemus Nabs Westchester

ELMONT, NY –  Nicodemus sat off the early pace and made a huge late run to win Saturday’s Westchester Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park. This was the third career win and first stakes win for the three-year-old son of Candy Ride. Stan the Man Broke well from the four post and went… Read More

Startwithsilver Up In Time In Correction

Startwithsilver Up In Time In Correction

SOUTH OZONE PARK, NY – Put to a steady drive at the top of the stretch, Startwithsilver gobbled up ground at a steady rate before getting up in the shadow of the wire to take Saturday’s Correction Stakes at Aqueduct. Breaking from post 5 under Junior Alvarado as the 5/2 second choice, Startwithsilver… Read More

Saratoga Skinny: Dandy Dilemma

Saratoga Skinny: Dandy Dilemma

It’s easy to pick up a pitchfork or flaming torch and join the masses that are marching down Union Avenue towards Saratoga Race Course, chanting that they want a bigger field in this Saturday’s $600,000 Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes. The masses have every right to be livid: lately, one… Read More

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