Keeping Saratoga Race Course up with the times proved beyond the New York Racing Association for much of the second half of the 20th century, initially because other priorities and later because of lack of funds, as Paul Roberts and Isabelle Taylor explain in the sixth part of their seven-part weekly series on the development of Saratoga. The extracts are taken from their book The Spa: Saratoga’s Legendary Read more
Sunday was an exciting day for the future of Thoroughbred racing in America. A plan for a series of ground-breaking initiatives was unveiled at the 66th annual Jockey Club Round Table Conference in Saratoga Springs, and each and every one of them could provide a major shot in the arm for the industry.
In October 1937, the governor of Rhode Island called out the National Guard and declared martial law at Narragansett Park race track in order to prevent the track from opening for its fall meet. The reason was a political feud between the governor and the track’s owner.
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