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Saratoga Race Course sets meet record for handle

Sep. 3, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Racing Association says Saratoga Race Course set a record for the total amount wagered during its annual 40-day summer meet, generating more than $700 million in betting. NYRA says wagering from all sources totaled $705.3 million, an increase of more than $46...

Utah mom arrested for threatening to shoot up dental office

Aug. 30, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A Saratoga Springs mother is accused of threatening to shoot employees at a dental office because she had to reschedule her children's appointment. The Daily Herald in Provo reported Friday that 43-year-old Linda Morford was booked on suspicion of a threat of terrorism. It was...

Code of Honor wins Travers Stakes

Aug. 24, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Trainer Shug McGaughey walked into Saratoga Race Course stoked for the 150th running of the Travers Stakes. Code of Honor validated those feelings. Code of Honor won a stretch duel with Tacitus and Mucho Gusto, holding off hard-luck Tacitus by three lengths to win the $1.25...

Storms knock out power for thousands in upstate New York

Aug. 18, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Strong storms have knocked out power for thousands of residential utility customers in upstate New York. Sunday evening's heavy rain, winds and thunder hit the Albany and Saratoga Springs areas especially hard. More than 13,000 customers in that region were without power just after 8...

McKinzie gives Baffert 1st win in $1M Whitney at Saratoga

Aug. 3, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — McKinzie won the $1 million Whitney by 1 3/4 lengths at Saratoga on Saturday, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his first victory in the Grade 1 race. It was Baffert's second starter in the race and first since 2004. McKinzie earned an automatic berth to the $6 million...

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. wins 5 races at Saratoga

Jul. 31, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Irad Ortiz Jr. rode five winners from seven mounts at Saratoga on Wednesday. His victories came with Team Win in the first, Kid Is Frosty in the $150,000 Statue of Liberty, Girlintheyellowtaxi in the fifth, Mascha in the seventh and Theaterintheround in the sixth. He moved...

Tax Wins wins Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga

Jul. 27, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Say this about Tax — he's a lot better than he showed in the Kentucky Derby. Tax took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a late charge by favored Tacitus to win the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The Grade II test for...