When the plight of New York’s racing industry brought fears for the survival of Saratoga

When the plight of New York’s racing industry brought fears for the survival of Saratoga

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

New Jockey Club initiatives could be just what the industry needs

New Jockey Club initiatives could be just what the industry needs

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.

The day the horses in the first charged down the track - straight at a line of soldiers with bayonets

The day the horses in the first charged down the track - straight at a line of soldiers with bayonets

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.

This dazzling array of young sire power looks sure to attract the big hitters to Arqana’s August Sale

This dazzling array of young sire power looks sure to attract the big hitters to Arqana’s August Sale

A picturesque seaside location that boasts top-quality racing - for plenty of racing aficionados, there are few better places to be in August than Deauville. Add in an elite yearling sale and it becomes an extremely potent mix.

Why the Saratoga Sale was so eventful for two New York breeders

Why the Saratoga Sale was so eventful for two New York breeders

For the second time this year, a New York-bred horse sold for $1 million.

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