SARATOGA SPRINGS — While three horses have been positively diagnosed with a potentially fatal virus in Vernon Downs Raceway, just west of Utica, and several of the horses at the race track recently raced at the Saratoga harness track, officials with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets say Saratoga should be fine for the 2013 racing season.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a three-day job fair at Saratoga Race Course for those interested in working at Saratoga during the 2013 meet, which will run for 40 days from July 19 through Labor Day, September 2.
Orb, the stunning winner of the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands, is in Baltimore and ready for a bid on the second jewel of the coveted, yet elusive, Triple Crown.
MALTA — With all the talk about Brett Hearn and Stewart Friesen at the 4/10-mile Albany Saratoga Speedway this season, it appeared that Kenny Tremont was trying to remind folks that you can’t count him out when it comes to dominating at the “Great Race Place.”
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel and the racehorses Housebuster, Invasor, Lure, McDynamo, and Tuscalee have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Borel, Housebuster, Invasor, and Lure were selected in the contemporary category, while McDynamo and Tuscalee were chosen by the Museum’s Steeplechase Review Committee. The electees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Barbara Banke of Stonestreet Stables and renowned broadcaster Charlsie Cantey have joined the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The appointments were announced by Stella F. Thayer, President of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 16th annual Saratoga Invitations is set to host upwards of 1200 teams from the Northeast this Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28. After about 900 entries in 2012, the Invitational has continued to see growth, as it becomes more and more renowned as one of the fastest regattas available for competition.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The much anticipated opening week of Saratoga 150 is set to start Wednesday, May 1.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its annual Countdown to the Triple Crown program on Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery. Veteran handicappers Tom Amello, Jeff Carle, and Jeanne Wood will be on hand to offer analysis and predictions for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby and answer questions from the audience about the Triple Crown series. The program is free and open to the public.