Catching Up: Round-Up of Saratoga Stakes Races

What else does one do on a rainy Saturday than work on some long, long, LONG overdue website updates? Here, a collection of the stakes races I covered at Saratoga for Brisnet/TwinSpires–dreams come true for connections, along with the bittersweet and the poignant… Grade 1 Spinaway–Sippican Harbor Owner: Lee Pokoik Trainer: Gary Contessa Breeder: Justin…

Catching Up: Round-Up of Saratoga Two-Year-Old Races

What else does one do on a rainy Saturday than work on some long, long, LONG overdue website updates? Here, a collection of the two-year-old maiden winners I covered at Saratoga for Brisnet/TwinSpires. Here’s hoping we’ll hear more from these babies… Takecharge Mirella  Owner: Big Dom Racing Stable Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin Breeder: Cantrell Family Partnership…

Aqueduct: “Vitally important to the industry”

When Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park opens for the season on Friday, Nov. 2, it will do so with little fanfare. The track that first opened in 1894, making it older than most other sporting venues in the country, will host Thoroughbred racing for six months, longer than the Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course…