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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.

WATCH: Thrilling Finish Provides Upset At Travers Stakes

AP | RICHARD ROSENBLATT | Posted 10.24.2013 | Sports

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — A little tinkering by Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas paid off in a big way in the $1 million Travers Stakes at Sar...

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.

When Whitneys Won the Whitney Handicap

Liz O'Connell | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

The last time a Whitney won the Whitney Handicap was 30 years ago.

Over the Years, What Happened This Week in Horse Racing?

Liz O'Connell | Posted 11.13.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Sept. 12, 1970: Nijinsky II won the St. Leger Stakes and became the 15th winner of England's triple crown. He is the last horse to have won the English triple.

A Saratoga Interlude

Liz O'Connell | Posted 08.30.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Grazing horses on lead shanks under the rustling, feather-leafed locusts; chatting about horses, history and more horses with a lifelong friend, while keeping an eye on our wards.

Proviso: Always on Track

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Like many quality race horses, Proviso has a strong sense of self, knows the track routine as well as she does the bottom of her feed tub, and she likes to change things up a bit.

Racing Superstars Readying for $25.5 Million in Breeders' Cup Purses

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

A total of $25.5 million will be disbursed as winnings, earning the Breeders' Cup (BC) the distinction of being the world's richest prize money event.