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DiSanto's death a loss for New York racing

January 17, 2017

Glenn DiSanto walked into the office at ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption just off Waters Road in East Greenbush, ever-present smile on his face, light in his eyes and not a hair out of place on a sunny but windy afternoon in upstate New York. DiSanto greeted Lisa Molloy, ReRun’s executive director sitting behind her desk, and me, leaning against the wall between the door and sunlit windows.

Saturday Special – January 14

January 13, 2017

Now that we’ve got Friday the 13th behind us (almost) it’s time to get down to business and into the weekend. The middle of January is fast at hand and with it a fairly busy slate of racing to preview in the latest installment of Saturday Special presented by Pin Oak Stud, home of Alternation, Broken Vow and Cowboy Cal.

Saturday Special - January 14

January 13, 2017

Now that we’ve got Friday the 13th behind us (almost) it’s time to get down to business and into the weekend. The middle of January is fast at hand and with it a fairly busy slate of racing to preview in the latest installment of Saturday Special presented by Pin Oak Stud, home of Alternation, Broken Vow and Cowboy Cal.

Guest Column: Russ Harris at 14,000 to 1

January 13, 2017

When Russ Harris died late last month, many were hit with a wave of nostalgia for an era lost to time. The 1970s brought off-track betting to New York and the tabloid papers had multiple handicappers analyzing the NYRA tracks. The New York Post and Daily News, along with Long Island’s Newsday, combined for a pretty large force of handicappers.

Guest Column: Russ Harris at 14,000 to 1

January 13, 2017

When Russ Harris died late last month, many were hit with a wave of nostalgia for an era lost to time. The 1970s brought off-track betting to New York and the tabloid papers had multiple handicappers analyzing the NYRA tracks. The New York Post and Daily News, along with Long Island’s Newsday, combined for a pretty large force of handicappers.

California Chrome tops Eclipse Award finalists

January 6, 2017

California Chrome, Arrogate and Songbird – virtual locks to take home titles in their respective divisions – are finalists for 2016 Horse of the Year honors.

California Chrome tops Eclipse Award finalists

January 6, 2017

California Chrome, Arrogate and Songbird – virtual locks to take home titles in their respective divisions – are finalists for 2016 Horse of the Year honors.

Saturday Special – January 7

January 6, 2017

The holiday season is in the books. New Year’s Eve and Day, too. Days now are spent counting down, looking ahead to the end of winter perhaps, maybe the Pegasus World Cup, Cheltenham Festival, Triple Crown and the first hints of spring. Some are still quite a ways off, so what better reason to settle in for the winter slumber than racing on the tube.

Saturday Special - January 7

January 6, 2017

The holiday season is in the books. New Year’s Eve and Day, too. Days now are spent counting down, looking ahead to the end of winter perhaps, maybe the Pegasus World Cup, Cheltenham Festival, Triple Crown and the first hints of spring. Some are still quite a ways off, so what better reason to settle in for the winter slumber than racing on the tube.

Catching up with Eclipse winner Tod Marks

January 5, 2017

Tod Marks won an Eclipse Award. When the news came into the email inbox, everyone on the TIHR team smiled even though the winning photo did not appear in one of our projects. Marks, a vital piece of the equation at The Saratoga Special, this website and – back in the day – Steeplechase Times, is one of a kind. He works hard, captures noteworthy images, makes deadlines, exceeds expectations.

Catching up with Eclipse winner Tod Marks

January 5, 2017

Tod Marks won an Eclipse Award. When the news came into the email inbox, everyone on the TIHR team smiled even though the winning photo did not appear in one of our projects. Marks, a vital piece of the equation at The Saratoga Special, this website and – back in the day – Steeplechase Times, is one of a kind. He works hard, captures noteworthy images, makes deadlines, exceeds expectations.