News & Barn Notes

Gulfstream, Palm Meadows Horses Shine At Saratoga

From opening day to the final holiday weekend, horses that raced and wintered at Gulfstream Park and Palm Meadows made a huge impact during Saratoga’s memorable 143rd season. 

Gulfstream Announces $3 Million In Capital Improvements

   Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced August 29 a $3 million capital improvement project that will include the installation of six new Daktronics boards throughout the facility, approximately 250 stadium seats in the Tiki Hut area, and the addition of the Trakus system to enhance video and instantaneously digitize races.

Stay Thirsty, Shackleford, Coil Dream Big In Travers

By New York Racing Association

Repole Hoping for Stay Thirsty, 'Mo' Double

Owner Mike Repole could have the post time favorites for the two biggest races at Saratoga on Saturday with Stay Thirsty in the $1 million Travers (G1) and Uncle Mo in the $250,000 Foxwoods King's Bishop (G1). 

Stay Thirsty, seventh in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1), is coming into the Travers off an impressive victory July 30 in the Jim Dandy (G1). Uncle Mo, winner of Gulfstream's Timely Writer, will be making his first start since April after being diagnosed with a live disorder.

Both horses are conditioned by Todd Pletcher and both stabled and trained over the winter at Palm Meadows.

Stay Thirsty, Uncle Mo Work For Pletcher

By New York Racing Association

Winchester Barrels Past Opponents in Sword Dancer

By Jon Forbes

Patiently handled by jockey Cornelio Velasquez, Winchester shot past Rahy’s Attorney, the resilient pacesetter, in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

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