“Equestricon belongs in Saratoga.”

When it comes to Thoroughbred racing and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., too much, it seems, is never enough. Racing at Saratoga Race Course happens six days a week, often with at least 10 races per card, a schedule unmatched by any other track in the country. The city is saturated with equine iconography. A statue of Native Dancer…

What’s Going in Saratoga, Week 4 (August 9)

  Wednesday, August 9 At the track Stakes races: $100,000 Quick Call for three-year-olds, 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf Saratoga Handicapping Challenge: This one-day contest will guarantee a minimum first-place payout of $10,000; at stake, too, is one entry to the 2018 Belmont Stakes Challenge and two entries to the National Handicapping Champion, to the…

100 Years of Fasig-Tipton Sales in Saratoga

“One of the chief subjects of discussion in the paddock was the sale of yearlings at the Fasig-Tipton company mart last night…”  The Daily Saratogian, Aug. 11, 1917 That time-honored Saratoga tradition began 100 years ago this month, when Fasig-Tipton held its first Thoroughbred sale in Saratoga. Established in 1898 to sell riding and driving…