NYRA: Orb, Oxbow, Palace Malice headed to Saratoga
Posted at: 06/24/2013 10:41 AM
Updated at: 06/24/2013 4:39 PM
The Saratoga Race Course will mark its 150th anniversary this summer.
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Racing Association says all three winners of this year's Triple Crown races will be in town for this summer's season at Saratoga Race Course, which is marking the 150th anniversary of the first thoroughbred racing in Saratoga Springs.
NYRA officials say Orb, Oxbow and Palace Malice will be working out in Saratoga this summer and they hope all three will be entered in the Travers Stakes on Aug. 24. It wasn't initially known which races they'll run. NYRA held a news conference Monday for the 40-day racing meet, which opens July 19 and runs through Labor Day.
The first organized thoroughbred races were held in Saratoga on Aug. 4, 1863.
NYRA announced last week that it has named Christopher Kay as its next president and CEO.
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