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SARATOGA SPRINGS – Horse racing history is there for the taking for Wonder Gadot. The filly named for Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot will try to break a drought that’s lasted more than 100 years on Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course. The Queen’s Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes winner will attempt to become the eighth filly to capture the Travers Stakes and f…

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SARATOGA SPRINGS -- For horseplayers, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. On Friday afternoon, Saratoga Race Course will open the gates for its 40-day meeting through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Located in the foothills of the Adirondacks, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) will produce racing six days a week, with Tuesdays going dark throughout the meeting. The…

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SARATOGA SPRINGS – It was a California state of mind as late afternoon shadows extended over the Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. After New York-based horses swept all three legs of the Triple Crown, California-based West Coast cruised to a gate-to-wire victory in the 148th Travers Stakes before 47,725 at Saratoga. The win by West Coast sent the 3-year-old male divisio…

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SARATOGA SPRINGS – It’s up for grabs. The 3-year-old male division, that is. The outcome of the 148th running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course should provide Eclipse Award voters with a key result in deciding who will don the crown as the 3-year-old male champion. With separate winners of all three Triple Crown races, the Haskell and Jim Dandy, Saturday’…

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SARATOGA SPRINGS – The New York Racing Association has put together a monster racing card for Travers Day, which includes seven straight graded stakes races. The card has a Breeders’ Cup feel to it, with quality horses entered in each of the seven stakes. In addition, four of the stakes (Personal Ensign, Ballerina, Forego and Sword Dancer) and are Breeders' Cup Challeng…