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Who was William Travers, anyway?

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Granted, today is about American Pharoah, but I want to talk a little about William Travers and the other men who got Saratoga Race Course off the ground in 1863-64 instead.
 
Will Pharoah, Travers be best event ever?

Will Pharoah, Travers be best event ever?

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Forget the attendance, capped by the New York Racing Association at 50,000 so they don’t risk another breakdown of society like seen at the Belmont a couple of times the past few years.
 

High price to pay when the big deal falls through

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
For today’s lesson in the arcane, I offer the reverse termination fee.
 

Outdoors: Grandpa lets granddaughter reel in 6-pound largemouth bass

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
Mike Auriemma is a dedicated fisherman and a very successful Great Sacandaga Lake walleye angler.
 
Katrina anniversary evokes city’s great music

Katrina anniversary evokes city’s great music

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Ten years ago tomorrow, Hurricane Katrina slammed ashore east of New Orleans. When the levees failed, floodwaters drowned nearly two thousand residents of America’s most musical, magical city.
The first music I ever loved was what we call Dixieland up here but is revered (and still played) as traditional jazz in New Orleans.
 
Once American Pharoah is in the gate, Saratoga wins
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Once American Pharoah is in the gate, Saratoga wins

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
For a Monday, there was a certain buzz perceived at Saratoga Race Course.
 
Pharoah wouldn't let Baffert pull plug on Travers
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Pharoah wouldn't let Baffert pull plug on Travers

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
To everyone who wanted American Pharoah to run in the Travers: You’re welcome.
 
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Long ride for Lukas continues

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
So here’s the secret to longevity, D. Wayne Lukas-style.
 

Down the Fairway: Berliner favorite in NENYPGA Stroke Play

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
Local club professionals make the long trip to Malone Golf Club to compete in the Northeastern New York PGA’s Stroke Play Championship Monday and Tuesday.
 

Area history book finally published

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

Columnist and reporter Hugh Donlon labored for eight years writing “The Mohawk Valley,” what he described as a history of the valley from the last ice age to 1940.
 

Proposed law would restrict noise near track

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
The horse-racing industry brings millions of dollars into the local economy and its presence is a big bragging point for Saratoga Springs, but that’s not to say there are no tensions that go with having an active racetrack and some of the city’s finest homes within a few yards of each other.
 
Old Alabama program opens window to past
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Old Alabama program opens window to past

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Buried treasure doesn’t have to be stored in a heavy wooden chest.
 
Yankees go overboard with A-Rod's new hashtag

Yankees go overboard with A-Rod's new hashtag

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
In five months, Alex Rod­riguez has gone from the most embarrassing ex who just wouldn’t move out to bestest BAE ever as far as the New York Yankees are concerned.
 
Last shows of summer evoke many memories

Last shows of summer evoke many memories

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Check your calendar: Summer's ending.
 

Outdoors: Unrestricted pistol permits coming to Saratoga County

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
I applied for my first NYS pistol permit in Albany County in 1968 and received it on Feb. 4, 1969. On the bottom of my permit in large capital letters was, “HUNTING AND TARGET ONLY.”
 
 

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