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Kentucky Derby Charity League, 2015

It’s back! Or…it’s almost back. We started this way back in 2008, and in six years, we’ve raised nearly $4,000, donating it to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the Belmont Child Care Association, Days’ End Horse Rescue, Our Mims, Old Friends at Cabin Creek, All About Spay Neuter, ReRun, Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue, the Thoroughbred…

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NY Race Track Chaplaincy Brings Christmas To The Backstretch

The New York Race Track Chaplaincy, which is based at Belmont Park and provides a variety of services to the backstretch workers of Belmont, Aqueduct, and Saratoga, is once again offering its “Adopt A Family” Program for Christmas. Last month, the Chaplaincy provided turkeys and other supplies so that backstretch workers could prepare Thanksgiving dinner;…

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Stepping Up For The Backstretch Cats

Barn cats are as much a part of racetrack lore as good-luck horseshoes, and in some barns, the reality lives up to that idyllic image of a cherished feline, prowling the barns for prey, soothing the horses, ruling the roost.  Some backstretch cats are beloved and spoiled rotten, traveling from track to track with trainers and…

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This week at Saratoga: Week 5

Monday, August 11 At the track… Today’s stakes race: the $100,000 Tenski for three-year-old fillies at a mile on the turf. Live-money, low roller handicapping tournament. $40 entry fee. $10 goes to the prize pool, with 70% to be awarded to the first-place finisher, 20% to second, and 10% to third; the remaining $30 comprises…