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NYRA's Reorganization Board of Directors heard a comprehensive report at the most recent meeting in Manhattan. The board recapped the record 2015 Saratoga meet and outlined the strong financial performance and results. Get the scoop: 

Ed Lewi, a leader in the public relations industry who passed away at the age of 81 on Travers Day, was honored at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, September 6th. 

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It's hard to believe that the 2015 season at Saratoga Race Course has already come and gone. During what was an undoubtedly successful 40 days, NYRA hosted a total of 40 local non-profit organizations during the meet.

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The 2015 racing season may have ended, but we have more horse news for the Saratoga area! Rood and Riddle, a Kentucky based equine hospital, will expand its Saratoga Springs branch this fall. 

Editor's Note 9/10/15: We've clarified that the race referenced in the article where Onion beat Secretariat was the Whitney Stakes. 

If you watched the Travers Stakes this past Saturday, you know how incredible and exciting the race was. Keen Ice pulled through and defeated Triple Crown champion, American Pharoah, in what seemed like the last possible seconds before the finish line. 

We had the opportunity to speak with Steven Bouchey, one of Keen Ice's owners about the big win, his horse's future and what he loves about Saratoga. Take a look!

NYRA paid tribute to the country's service members and veterans during Military Appreciation Day at the Saratoga Race Course

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While racing season may soon come to an end, Mayor Joanne Yepsen has announced that Spa City will continue to increase awareness for retired thoroughbreds

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It's hard to believe that the 2015 Saratoga racing season is coming to a close! Take a look at what's happening during the final days at the track:

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It's here, finally! Saratoga has been buzzing all week in anticipation of one of the biggest events of the year: The Travers!

This year is definitely special in comparison to past years, with Triple Crown Winner, American Pharoah, racing in the 146th running of the Travers. With such exciting news comes a lot of changes to take into consideration when heading to the track this weekend! Luckily for you, we've rounded up everything from fantastic celebrations to new security protocols you should be aware of.

Whether this is your first time attending or you're a seasoned vet -- take a look at our Travers roundup: 

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While the thoroughbred racing industry is primarily male dominated, Sheila Rosenblum and her all-female syndicate, Lady Sheila Stable (Jill Zarin, former Real Housewife of New York City is a member!) are breaking the mold. Rosenblum's horse, La Verdad recently won big at  the Honorable Miss Handicap in Saratoga, and will run in the Ballerina stakes on Travers Day. She is also owner of American Pharoah's little sibling, Pioneer of the Nile.

We were lucky enough to speak with Rosenblum about what sparked her passion for thoroughbred racing, the challenges of running an all-female syndicate and her favorite part about visiting Saratoga. Get the scoop! 


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