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August 2, 1989 | PAUL MORAN, Newsday
The July lull in the New York season has never been more tedious nor the change of scenery more welcome. With a collective sigh of relief, the New York racing colony hit the road from Belmont, as tradition dictates, for Saratoga Springs immediately following Monday's ninth race. It is a unique move ingrained in the Saratoga ritual. Nowhere else does a racing association close one meeting, move 200 miles overnight and open at another site in less than 48 hours.
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January 24, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - In the film "12 Years a Slave," free black man Solomon Northup dreams of one thing during his long captivity in the antebellum South: returning to his family and home in Saratoga Springs. In the film, as Northup, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, undergoes grueling labor and horrific punishment on a series of Southern plantations, Saratoga Springs becomes a promised land, its name uttered with a sense of longing and hope. Yet mention Northup's name to many locals in modern-day Saratoga Springs or ask about the memoir or movie that tells his story and they'll raise an eyebrow, largely unaware of the man and his legacy.
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August 15, 1995 | ANDREW BEYER, THE WASHINGTON POST
The Racing Hall of Fame inducted five members last week--three horses, plus jockey Jerry Bailey and trainer Bobby Frankel. Unlike the greats in other sports who are honored at the end of their careers, people in the thoroughbred game often are enshrined while they are relatively young and in mid-career. After the ceremonies at the National Museum of Racing were concluded Monday, the 37-year-old Bailey went across the street, donned his silks and rode at Saratoga Race Track.
NEWS
December 17, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Three senior House members announced Tuesday that they would not seek reelection in 2014, offering both parties prime pickup opportunities in the midterm election. The clearest opportunity for a party switch comes in Utah, where Democrat Jim Matheson said he would step down rather than make what would probably be another bruising run in the ruby-red state. Matheson won a seventh term in 2012 by just 768 votes against Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs and a rising Republican star who plans to run again in 2014.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - In the film "12 Years a Slave," free black man Solomon Northup dreams of one thing during his long captivity in the antebellum South: returning to his family and home in Saratoga Springs. In the film, as Northup, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, undergoes grueling labor and horrific punishment on a series of Southern plantations, Saratoga Springs becomes a promised land, its name uttered with a sense of longing and hope. Yet mention Northup's name to many locals in modern-day Saratoga Springs or ask about the memoir or movie that tells his story and they'll raise an eyebrow, largely unaware of the man and his legacy.
SPORTS
August 15, 1990
Orlando Canizales knocked out Eddie Rangel at 32 seconds of the fifth round to defend his International Boxing Federation bantamweight championship at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
As the Republican National Committee begins to chart its path after stinging losses in recent presidential elections, a major focus of its spring meeting in Hollywood is how to draw more support from communities that have shunned the party in large numbers, notably Latinos, Asian Americans and single women. Much of Thursday's agenda is focused on reaching out to such groups. This afternoon, committee members will take part in workshops about messaging, ethnic media, minority communities and women.
SPORTS
August 9, 1987 | ANDREW BEYER, The Washington Post
As surely as other pilgrims may seek to visit Jerusalem, every racing fan should aspire to see Saratoga. The track's history and charm are much celebrated, though it could be reasonably argued that Hialeah, Santa Anita or Del Mar may be more pleasant places to go to the races. But what makes the racing at Saratoga unique is the community that surrounds it. When the last race is run in other places, a horseplayer leaves the track and returns to the real world.
NEWS
December 17, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Three senior House members announced Tuesday that they would not seek reelection in 2014, offering both parties prime pickup opportunities in the midterm election. The clearest opportunity for a party switch comes in Utah, where Democrat Jim Matheson said he would step down rather than make what would probably be another bruising run in the ruby-red state. Matheson won a seventh term in 2012 by just 768 votes against Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs and a rising Republican star who plans to run again in 2014.
SPORTS
August 31, 2013 | Wire reports
Sergio Garcia opened with five birdies in seven holes and later made an 18-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole for a seven-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Roberto Castro and Henrik Stenson on Saturday after the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at Norton, Mass. Garcia was at 13-under 129. Phil Mickelson , who had shared the first-round lead, took a wild ride to a 71 as he closed with back-to-back birdies that left him five strokes back. Tiger Woods , in the featured grouping with Mickelson and Adam Scott , made a 35-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 67 and was six shots back.
SPORTS
August 31, 2013 | Wire reports
Sergio Garcia opened with five birdies in seven holes and later made an 18-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole for a seven-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Roberto Castro and Henrik Stenson on Saturday after the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at Norton, Mass. Garcia was at 13-under 129. Phil Mickelson , who had shared the first-round lead, took a wild ride to a 71 as he closed with back-to-back birdies that left him five strokes back. Tiger Woods , in the featured grouping with Mickelson and Adam Scott , made a 35-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 67 and was six shots back.
SPORTS
May 18, 2013 | By Don Markus and Jon Meoli
BALTIMORE - Gary Stevens on Saturday became the oldest jockey to win the Preakness, and the Hall of Famer has Clark Masterson to thank. Masterson, a personal trainer based in Bellevue, Wash., helped the 50-year-old jockey lose 25 pounds and nearly 8% body fat during two months of workouts last year. It allowed Stevens to come out of retirement after seven years and resume a riding career that produced eight Triple Crown victories and nearly 5,000 other victories. Running in his 17th Preakness, Stevens rode Oxbow to his third win. Stevens also won the race in 1997 (aboard Silver Charm)
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
As the Republican National Committee begins to chart its path after stinging losses in recent presidential elections, a major focus of its spring meeting in Hollywood is how to draw more support from communities that have shunned the party in large numbers, notably Latinos, Asian Americans and single women. Much of Thursday's agenda is focused on reaching out to such groups. This afternoon, committee members will take part in workshops about messaging, ethnic media, minority communities and women.
SPORTS
August 11, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearing the wire of the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap, Denon, the 2-1 favorite, had a clear lead and another Saratoga stakes victory seemed inevitable for trainer Bobby Frankel. At the finish of the Grade I race at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., however, the spotlight belonged to With Anticipation and, specifically, his jockey Pat Day. With a powerful late surge, With Anticipation, the 5-2 second choice and defending champion, was up to beat Denon by a head and help Day make history.
SPORTS
August 7, 2001 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following on the heels of football and baseball over the weekend, there was plenty of emotion Monday morning in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Trainer Richard Mandella, jockey Earlie Fires and the late Tom Smith, who trained the legendary Seabiscuit, were the human inductees into racing's Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion. The horses honored were Maskette, Paseana and Holy Bull. Mandella, 50, has long been among the sport's top trainers.
SPORTS
August 15, 1995 | ANDREW BEYER, THE WASHINGTON POST
The Racing Hall of Fame inducted five members last week--three horses, plus jockey Jerry Bailey and trainer Bobby Frankel. Unlike the greats in other sports who are honored at the end of their careers, people in the thoroughbred game often are enshrined while they are relatively young and in mid-career. After the ceremonies at the National Museum of Racing were concluded Monday, the 37-year-old Bailey went across the street, donned his silks and rode at Saratoga Race Track.
SPORTS
August 11, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearing the wire of the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap, Denon, the 2-1 favorite, had a clear lead and another Saratoga stakes victory seemed inevitable for trainer Bobby Frankel. At the finish of the Grade I race at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., however, the spotlight belonged to With Anticipation and, specifically, his jockey Pat Day. With a powerful late surge, With Anticipation, the 5-2 second choice and defending champion, was up to beat Denon by a head and help Day make history.
SPORTS
May 18, 2013 | By Don Markus and Jon Meoli
BALTIMORE - Gary Stevens on Saturday became the oldest jockey to win the Preakness, and the Hall of Famer has Clark Masterson to thank. Masterson, a personal trainer based in Bellevue, Wash., helped the 50-year-old jockey lose 25 pounds and nearly 8% body fat during two months of workouts last year. It allowed Stevens to come out of retirement after seven years and resume a riding career that produced eight Triple Crown victories and nearly 5,000 other victories. Running in his 17th Preakness, Stevens rode Oxbow to his third win. Stevens also won the race in 1997 (aboard Silver Charm)
SPORTS
August 15, 1990
Orlando Canizales knocked out Eddie Rangel at 32 seconds of the fifth round to defend his International Boxing Federation bantamweight championship at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
SPORTS
August 2, 1989 | PAUL MORAN, Newsday
The July lull in the New York season has never been more tedious nor the change of scenery more welcome. With a collective sigh of relief, the New York racing colony hit the road from Belmont, as tradition dictates, for Saratoga Springs immediately following Monday's ninth race. It is a unique move ingrained in the Saratoga ritual. Nowhere else does a racing association close one meeting, move 200 miles overnight and open at another site in less than 48 hours.
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