Posted: July 26, 2021

Saratoga Highlights: Week 3

WHAT: Week #3 of Saratoga Race Course WHEN:          Wednesday, July 28 – Sunday, August 1 WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 Honorable Miss: The day’s feature race is the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. Wednesday’s card will also include the $150,000 NYSSS Cab Calloway for 3-year-olds going one mile on the turf. Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage: The Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage will host live music from Little Jack. NYRA Bets Gift Cards: NYRA...

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Posted: July 20, 2021

The Enduring Kingston

It should come as no surprise that the horses with the longest careers on the racetrack are the ones that have no value in the breeding shed – geldings. Old Rosebud. Exterminator. Kelso. Forego. John Henry. Lava Man. Wise Dan. And most recently, Whitmore. Yet the North American record for races won is held not by a gelding but rather a stallion who raced through the age of ten and won 89 of 138 starts before retiring to a successful stud career. His name was Kingston. Foaled in 1884 at...

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Posted: July 22, 2021

Ray DeStefano take 2, more racetrack tales

Thanks for watching Past the Wire TV! We have more racetrack tales with Ray DeStefano. Ray talks about handling horses with the Asmussen brothers Cash and later Steve and Steve's "growth" issues. Ray loved Angel Cordero, and back then Angel was pretty much the ruler of the roost of riders, especially on the New York circuit. Hear how Angel was in the gate and with other riders, especially young apprentice jockeys. Ray touches base on his breeding background and education, how a move from Brooklyn to Floral Park triggered it...

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Whitmore records final work for G1 A.G. Vanderbilt

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Adayar becomes the first horse since Galileo to complete Epsom Derby-King George double

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