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A Fresh Look at America's Oldest Sporting Venue, Saratoga Race Course

Liz O'Connell | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Liz O'Connell

As the opening of The Track at Saratoga, America's Grandest Race Course unfolds, tales of the lure of Saratoga -- the setting, the characters, the horses and the legends -- are promised.

John Morrissey: Saratoga's Irish Visionary

Liz O'Connell | Posted 11.19.2013 | New York
Liz O'Connell

When John Morrissey was born in 1831 in Templemore, County Tipperary, the likelihood that in 32 years he would be running an elite race meet in upstate New York was as implausible as a Jules Verne adventure.

Rumble on the Race Course: John Morrissey Stakes

Liz O'Connell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

It's a small field, most have run against each other, often swapping placings. So be ready for a rumble when five battle-tested New York-breds run in the $100,000 John Morrissey Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, Thursday, August 1.