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August 4, 1990 | Associated Press
To Freedom, ridden by Angel Cordero Jr., held off Fighting Affair by a head on Friday to win the $87,900 Saratoga Special for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course. Fighting Affair finished 2 1/2 lengths ahead of Eugene Eugene in the six-horse field. Ducere, Vermont and Monogahela completed the order of finish.
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August 24, 2013 | Wire reports
Kasey Kahne was fed up with all of Joe Gibbs Racing by the time contact with Matt Kenseth ended his race at Watkins Glen earlier this month. It was the fourth time a JGR driver had wrecked him, and he took to Twitter to voice his displeasure, posting: "Headed to Joe Gibbs Racing to talk to whoever will come out front. " But when he had his chance Saturday night to right all of those wrongs, Kahne passed. A clean racer to his core, he trailed Kenseth for a dozen laps around Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, trying every which way possible to pass him without wrecking him and failing miserably.
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August 2, 1990 | From Associated Press
Belmont runner-up Thirty Six Red, racing for the first time in nearly two months, finished a distant fourth Wednesday to start the 122nd season of racing at Saratoga Race Course. The Slew o' Gold colt went off as the even-money favorite but finished a fading seven lengths behind Dr. Bobby A., who paid $23.60 to win. Despite the fourth-place finish in the seven-furlong allowance race, Thirty Six Red is still expected to be a major contender for the $1-million Travers Stakes on Aug. 18.
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September 6, 2009 | Associated Press
Star filly Rachel Alexandra made history at Saratoga Race Course by becoming the first female to win the prestigious Woodward Stakes on Saturday, holding off Macho Again by a head at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The 3-year-old ran an electrifying race against the older boys for her ninth consecutive win and all but clinched horse-of-the-year honors. Rachel Alexandra dueled early with 2008 Belmont Stakes winner Da'Tara before taking the lead along the backstretch. She set a blistering early pace on the way to running 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.
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August 3, 1989 | Associated Press
Computer problems frustrated a record opening-day crowd of 30,658 at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, and track officials said today's card might be canceled if the problem is not fixed by morning. "There's some sort of gremlin running around that software, and we can't find it," said Gerard McKeon, president of the New York Racing Assn. "If we can't get it fixed . . . we're going to announce (the cancellation) at about 9 a.m. tomorrow."
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August 24, 2013 | Wire reports
Kasey Kahne was fed up with all of Joe Gibbs Racing by the time contact with Matt Kenseth ended his race at Watkins Glen earlier this month. It was the fourth time a JGR driver had wrecked him, and he took to Twitter to voice his displeasure, posting: "Headed to Joe Gibbs Racing to talk to whoever will come out front. " But when he had his chance Saturday night to right all of those wrongs, Kahne passed. A clean racer to his core, he trailed Kenseth for a dozen laps around Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, trying every which way possible to pass him without wrecking him and failing miserably.
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July 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
They came. They bet. And, as usual, most of them lost. No matter. Saratoga Race Course was open again Friday, for the 126th time. Julie was back and all seemed right with the world--even if those pocketbooks and wallets were a little bit lighter. Nothing, it seems, can dampen the spirits of racegoers when the New York Racing Assn. packs its 1 million pounds of equipment and moves it north to the rolling foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.
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August 25, 2002 | ANDREW BEYER, WASHINGTON POST
People start arriving at Saratoga Race Course as early as 7 a.m. to stake out a position where they will spend the afternoon. They may be content to spread out a blanket on a small patch of ground where they can't see a live horse and can barely see a television monitor. For much of the last week they had to endure oppressive heat and humidity.
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July 28, 1994 | From Associated Press
Maybe the New York Racing Assn. could use a little horse sense. Three years ago, riding Saratoga's popularity all the way to the bank, the NYRA broke with tradition and expanded the thoroughbred racing meet from 24 days to 30. And the fans came in droves--more than 100,000 for the first time in its storied history--and bet an extra $11 million. This year, after two more record-setting meets, another four days were tacked on, giving the venerable track its earliest starting date ever.
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August 21, 1989 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
From its start, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was a hit. The operators scheduled an inaugural induction ceremony that included appearances by Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson and Honus Wagner. The Hall of Fame in tiny (population: 2,300) Cooperstown, N.Y., took that beginning in 1939 and has built on it since.
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August 23, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The potato chip was introduced in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 150 years ago, beating the opening of the town's racetrack by 11 years. Saratoga, the oldest track in the U.S., will give away 40,000 bags of chips on Sunday, but any symbolism would have made for a better fit today. The field for the 134th running of the Travers Stakes was as delicate as the most flimsy samples of the snack.
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August 25, 2002 | ANDREW BEYER, WASHINGTON POST
People start arriving at Saratoga Race Course as early as 7 a.m. to stake out a position where they will spend the afternoon. They may be content to spread out a blanket on a small patch of ground where they can't see a live horse and can barely see a television monitor. For much of the last week they had to endure oppressive heat and humidity.
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July 26, 1996 | PAUL MORAN, NEWSDAY
Saratoga and important horses are roughly synonymous. Horses of great accomplishment and budding promise race here because they are important, have the potential to become important or claim a former importance. A 2-year-old Secretariat first screamed for attention here. Man o' War suffered the only defeat of his lifetime on this ground. Scores of champions of lesser legend competed in front of the same wooden grandstand that creaks in spots but still stands.
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July 28, 1994 | From Associated Press
Maybe the New York Racing Assn. could use a little horse sense. Three years ago, riding Saratoga's popularity all the way to the bank, the NYRA broke with tradition and expanded the thoroughbred racing meet from 24 days to 30. And the fans came in droves--more than 100,000 for the first time in its storied history--and bet an extra $11 million. This year, after two more record-setting meets, another four days were tacked on, giving the venerable track its earliest starting date ever.
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July 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
They came. They bet. And, as usual, most of them lost. No matter. Saratoga Race Course was open again Friday, for the 126th time. Julie was back and all seemed right with the world--even if those pocketbooks and wallets were a little bit lighter. Nothing, it seems, can dampen the spirits of racegoers when the New York Racing Assn. packs its 1 million pounds of equipment and moves it north to the rolling foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.
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August 4, 1990 | Associated Press
To Freedom, ridden by Angel Cordero Jr., held off Fighting Affair by a head on Friday to win the $87,900 Saratoga Special for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course. Fighting Affair finished 2 1/2 lengths ahead of Eugene Eugene in the six-horse field. Ducere, Vermont and Monogahela completed the order of finish.
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July 26, 1996 | PAUL MORAN, NEWSDAY
Saratoga and important horses are roughly synonymous. Horses of great accomplishment and budding promise race here because they are important, have the potential to become important or claim a former importance. A 2-year-old Secretariat first screamed for attention here. Man o' War suffered the only defeat of his lifetime on this ground. Scores of champions of lesser legend competed in front of the same wooden grandstand that creaks in spots but still stands.
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August 23, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The potato chip was introduced in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 150 years ago, beating the opening of the town's racetrack by 11 years. Saratoga, the oldest track in the U.S., will give away 40,000 bags of chips on Sunday, but any symbolism would have made for a better fit today. The field for the 134th running of the Travers Stakes was as delicate as the most flimsy samples of the snack.
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August 2, 1990 | From Associated Press
Belmont runner-up Thirty Six Red, racing for the first time in nearly two months, finished a distant fourth Wednesday to start the 122nd season of racing at Saratoga Race Course. The Slew o' Gold colt went off as the even-money favorite but finished a fading seven lengths behind Dr. Bobby A., who paid $23.60 to win. Despite the fourth-place finish in the seven-furlong allowance race, Thirty Six Red is still expected to be a major contender for the $1-million Travers Stakes on Aug. 18.
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August 21, 1989 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
From its start, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was a hit. The operators scheduled an inaugural induction ceremony that included appearances by Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson and Honus Wagner. The Hall of Fame in tiny (population: 2,300) Cooperstown, N.Y., took that beginning in 1939 and has built on it since.
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