Vermont deputy indicted in New York state brawl, shootingMarch 30, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Vermont lawman who was shot multiple times by police responding to gunfire in the historic center of Saratoga Springs has been indicted on charges including attempted murder and possessing a firearm in a “sensitive location.”
Atty: Vermont deputy was ‘a victim’ in NY state shootoutNovember 22, 2022 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — An off-duty Vermont sheriff's deputy who was allegedly involved in a shootout and wounded on the streets of Saratoga Springs was defending himself and didn't realize that police were shouting at him to drop his gun, his lawyer told a news station Monday.
Gunfight in upstate NY wounds 3, including Vermont deputyNovember 20, 2022 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gunfire on the streets of Saratoga Springs early Sunday morning left at least three people wounded, including an off-duty sheriff’s deputy from Vermont who was shot multiple times by police.
Epicenter wins Travers Stakes decisively at SaratogaAugust 27, 2022 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — If there were any questions about Epicenter after his runner-up finishes in the first two legs of the Triple Crown, they've likely disappeared.
The favorite Saturday for the 153rd running of the $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, Epicenter left his rivals in his dusty wake with a riveting stretch run, beating Cyberknife by 5 1/4 lengths for his first Grade 1 triumph.
John Velazquez rides 1,000th winner at SaratogaAugust 25, 2022 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — John Velazquez, already the leading career rider at Saratoga, had his 1,000th winner Thursday at the historic track.
The 50-year-old Hall of Fame jockey won the eighth race by a neck aboard Precursory, who paid $14 to win.
Epicenter the 7-5 favorite for the Travers StakesAugust 24, 2022 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Epicenter has been installed as the morning-line favorite for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course as he prepares to face the rivals who beat him in the first two legs of the Triple Crown.
Preakness-winning trainer charged in domestic violence caseAugust 18, 2022 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A prominent New York-based horse trainer whose Early Voting won this year's Preakness Stakes is facing a domestic violence charge for allegedly pushing a woman down a flight of stairs and trying to choke her, authorities said Thursday.
Life Is Good wins $1 million Whitney Stakes at SaratogaAugust 7, 2022 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Life Is Good led wire-to-wire and held off stablemate Happy Saver by two lengths to win the $1 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on a steamy Saturday.
The 4-5 favorite, owned by CHC and WinStar Farm, completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1 minute, 48.97 seconds.
Epicenter wins the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at SaratogaJuly 30, 2022 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Epicenter is back where trainer Steve Asmussen thinks he should be — in the winner’s circle.
Relegated to second-place finishes in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in May, Epicenter returned to the track Saturday for a stirring victory in the $600,000 Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, charging along the outside in a four-horse duel to hold off Zandon by 1 1/2 lengths.
Saratoga Race Course reconstructing historic Wilson ChuteJanuary 18, 2022 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Racing Association is planning to reconstruct the Wilson Chute at Saratoga Race Course, which will allow one-mile races to be run on the main dirt track during the summer meet.
George Frayne, aka rock star Commander Cody, dead at 77September 30, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — George Frayne, who as leader of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen enjoyed a cult following in the 1970s with such party and concert favorites as “Hot Rod Lincoln” and “Smoke!
Saratoga generates record handle topping $800 millionSeptember 7, 2021 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The summer meet at Saratoga Race Course generated a record wagering handle of more than $815 million, the New York Racing Association announced after the close of the 40-day meet.
Essential Quality wins 152nd running of Travers StakesAugust 28, 2021 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Essential Quality just keeps on winning, displaying a grit that his handlers simply marvel at.
The Belmont Stakes winner added the $1.25 million Travers Stakes to his resume Saturday, holding off Midnight Bourbon in a stirring stretch duel at Saratoga Race Course for his eighth victory in nine career starts for trainer Brad Cox and Godolphin Stable.
Favored Essential Quality draws post 2 for Travers StakesAugust 25, 2021 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Belmont Stakes winner Essential Quality drew the No. 2 post position Wednesday for the 152nd running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
The champion 2-year-old will have regular rider Luis Saez aboard and is the 4-5 morning-line favorite among the field of seven 3-year-olds Saturday in the $1.25 million race, run at 1 1/4 miles.
Steve Asmussen breaks North American trainer victory recordAugust 7, 2021 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen broke the North American record for victories by a trainer Saturday when Stellar Tap won the fifth race on Whitney Day at Saratoga Race Course.
Saratoga barn virus quarantine may be lifted in 11 daysJuly 20, 2021 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A quarantine placed on a barn at Saratoga Race Course due to a positive case of equine herpesvirus will be lifted at the end of the month.
The New York Racing Association announced the plan Tuesday, provided none of the horses housed in the barn test positive.
More contagious virus variant found on Long IslandJanuary 10, 2021 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three additional cases of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus have been identified in New York, including one on Long Island, Gov...
Vaccination drive enters new phase in US and BritainJanuary 5, 2021 GMT
The first Americans inoculated against COVID-19 began rolling up their sleeves for their second and final dose Monday, while Britain introduced another vaccine on the same day it imposed a new nationwide lockdown against the rapidly surging virus...
Worries about vaccine rollout rise as NY finds virus variantJanuary 5, 2021 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In an effort to speed up what has been a sluggish rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, New York's governor threatened Monday to fine hospitals up to $100,000 if they don't finish their first round of inoculations by the end of the week...
For sale: 36,000 acres in Adirondacks for $180 millionJuly 30, 2020 GMT
LONG LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A 36,000-acre tract of lakes and forest in the Adirondacks is on the market for $180 million...
Saratoga Race Course’s summer season 1 week longerFebruary 7, 2019 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Saratoga Race Course's summer meet has a new, longer schedule but the same number of racing days.
The New York Racing Association announced on Thursday the meet will run from July 11 through Labor Day on Sept.
New Yorkers were among US troops to fall on WWI’s last dayNovember 10, 2018 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Before the guns fell silent on Europe's Western Front a century ago, 100 American soldiers died in combat on the last day of fighting in World War I, including several New Yorkers...
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Lansing Catholic Diocese starts diversity task force
LANSING, Mich. — The Catholic Diocese of Lansing has formed a diversity task force following controversy over the diocese’s approach to racial issues.
Faces of war: Who are the men in soldier’s WWII sketches?January 4, 2018 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Before the Army's 27th Infantry Division was decimated in a bloody World War II battle, Stan Dube sketched portraits of his fellow soldiers...
AP Exclusive: Famed conductor accused of sexual misconductDecember 22, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three opera singers and a classical musician say that world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit sexually assaulted them — physically restraining them, forcing his body against theirs, sometimes thrusting his tongue into their mouths, and in one case, sticking one of their hands down his pants...
Repaired and ready: Venue where a young Dylan played reopensJanuary 15, 2017 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Bob Dylan would surely still recognize the low-ceilinged room in Caffe Lena where he played a couple of gigs almost 60 years ago.
But just about everything else about a venue that bills itself as the nation's oldest continuously operating coffeehouse has undergone some major upgrades as part of a $2 million renovation project bankrolled in part by folk music performers themselves.
Suspected meth dealer arrested in Saratoga SpringsNovember 15, 2016 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — Saratoga Springs police say they've arrested a suspected drug dealer and recovered more than $2,000 worth of methamphetamine during a traffic stop south of Salt Lake City.
Hyper wins $100K John’s Call Stakes at SaratogaJuly 31, 2013 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Hyper moved to the lead with less than a quarter-mile to run and won the $100,000 John's Call Stakes Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course.
Javier Castellano rode the Chad Brown-trained 6-year-old, who ran 1 5/8 miles over a firm turf course in 2:39.60.and finished 1 ¼ lengths in front of Side Road.
NY man loses part of ear in cookout machete attackApril 10, 2013 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New York ex-convict lopped off part of a man's ear with a 3-foot machete during a cookout.
Police say the man was at Russell Duffney's home in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday night when Duffney swung the machete, severing part of his left ear and slashing his face.