Posts Tagged ‘new york horse racing’

And Then There Were 11

by Horstradamus

posted on June 9, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Other Events | 1 Comment >>

Losing the Belmont Stakes favorite to injury the day before the race casts an unequivocal gloom over Belmont Park. ¬†Lately, horse racing in New York has been taking a lot of punches. ¬†Following a state crackdown on the industry, threats of a union strike, and pending government overhaul of the association that operates the state’s […]

Travers Is America’s Stakes Race For The Ages

by Greg Melikov

posted on August 18, 2010 in General Discussion, Other Events | 4 Comments >>

The Travers is America’s oldest recorded stakes race for thoroughbreds, staged in a most historic setting – Saratoga Springs. The area about 160 miles north of New York City began attracting wealthy pilgrims because of carbonated mineral springs. It’s where decisive battles were fought during the American Revolution and Civil War. The 1777 Battle of […]