Latest Saratoga Springs News

'Queen of Saratoga' Marylou Whitney dies at 93

Jul. 19, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Marylou Whitney, a successful thoroughbred breeder and owner whose family helped keep Saratoga Race Course open in the 1970s, has died. She was 93. The New York Racing Association said she died Friday at her estate in Saratoga Springs, after a long illness. No further details...

Heat prompts NYRA to cancel racing Saturday at Saratoga

Jul. 18, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Racing Association has canceled Saturday's card of racing at Saratoga Race Course due to excessive heat forecast for eastern New York. The National Weather Service is predicting a heat index as high as 110 degrees. Training will be permitted Saturday on both the...

Racing fans flocking to Saratoga as usual

Jul. 15, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Fans continue to flock to Saratoga Race Course. Despite the earliest opening day at the venerable track since 1882, total paid attendance for opening weekend was 105,690. That's slightly lower than a year ago, but the New York Racing Association says all-sources handle for the...

Mariano Rivera honored at Saratoga Race Course

Jul. 12, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association's guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey's silks with his No. 42 on the back. Rivera was driven to the winner's circle before the...

Saratoga Race Course opens Thursday with the Schuylerville

Jul. 10, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The 40-day thoroughbred meet at Saratoga Race Course begins Thursday, headlined by the $150,000 Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies. Opening weekend features six stakes, including the first Grade 1 of the season on Saturday, the 81st running of the $500,000 Diana for turf...

Love says she's ready to run for House seat held by McAdams

Jul. 6, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — Former Utah Congresswoman Mia Love says she's poised to run in 2020 for the Republican nomination to challenge the Democrat who last year denied her a third term in the U.S. House. The Deseret News reports that Love said in an interview Friday that she's ready to run for the...

Schumer seeks federal historic designation for Grant Cottage

Jun. 18, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

WILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer wants the upstate New York cottage where President Ulysses S. Grant died to be a National Historic Landmark. Schumer visited Grant Cottage near Saratoga Springs on Monday and said he is seeking the historic designation from the National Parks Service. Grant finished...

Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera coming to Saratoga Race Course

Jun. 12, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Opening weekend festivities at Saratoga Race Course will feature an appearance by former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera. The New York Racing Association announced Wednesday it will honor Rivera July 12 with a ceremony in the winner's circle in recognition of baseball's...

Racing HOF seeking artists' contributions for new display

Jun. 10, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame wants to create a panoramic work for its Race Day Gallery and is asking artists to submit original concepts for the project. Artists must submit their contributions in a format that can be resized, and any submissions will remain...