Saratoga scene

This Week At Saratoga: July 20

Tomorrow, the first races of Saratoga 2015 will be drawn, and on Friday, the gates will open for the 147th Thoroughbred meeting at Saratoga Race Course. By the time we get to Labor Day, we’ll have seen 40 days of racing, 36 graded stakes, dozens of 2-year-olds, and more opportunities to donate your winnings to…

Joe Bravo NYRA photo resized

Fundraising and foal shots: Social media and the Mid-Atlantic

Horse racing is not known for embracing new technology–only within the last few years have fans been able to view races in high-definition—and staying true to past performance lines, the sport’s individuals and institutions were both initially slow to establish a presence on social media. Even now, some of racing’s biggest presences in real life—people…

One of the backyard denizens, taken in more hospitable times

NYRA Comes Through for the Oklahoma Cats

Last Friday morning, the thermometer in Saratoga Springs read -8 degrees.  On February 24th, it was -17.  In weather like that, most sensible human beings throw another log on the fire or grab another blanket, pour a hot drink, and refuse to leave the house. But not Michele Jennings, who regardless of temperature or precipitation,…