August 19, 2022 – The Daily Gazette

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Today is day 27 of the Saratoga Racetrack meet. The race starts at 1:05 p.m.

RECENT DAILY GAZETTE STORIES ON THE TRACK

“On the Trail: Chatting with Amelia Green”, by Will Springstead with photos by Erica Miller

Exercise rider and former professional jockey Amelia Green, 29, is from Nottingham, England. Her grandfather trained National Hunt horses and she rode showjumping horses there, but decided she wanted to up her game. And a nine-week stint at the British Racing School did just that.

“Then I learned that I like to go fast, so it seemed like a good choice,” she said recently.

She remained in England for her apprentice and journeyman days before going to California.

After a stint there, she landed a job with Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher. Naturally, she’s ridden many good horses while working for him, but she’s been the practice rider for Life Is Good – winner of Whitney, Pegasus World Cup Invitational and 2021 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile – since the horse has transferred from Bob Baffert to Pletcher just over a year ago.

She recently opened up about her life and career with The Daily Gazette.

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“Top Coach Chad Brown Charged with Misdemeanor Breath Obstruction in Saratoga Springs”, by Mike MacAdam with photos by Erica Miller

Top horse trainer Chad Brown has been arrested on charges of misdemeanor breathing obstruction in Saratoga Springs.

Brown appeared in court on the charge Thursday morning.

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“Golden Rocket, Longest Shot on Board, Wins NYSS Statue of Liberty”, by Mike MacAdam with photos by Erica Miller

The post-race celebration was so genuine, joyful and boisterous that even jockey Manny Franco couldn’t help but smile.

And his horse came in fifth place.

Golden Rocket, a former cheap contender who was kicked out as the longest hit on the toteboard, became a stakes winner on Thursday when he and apprentice jockey Jose Gomez won the Statue of Liberty Division from the New York Stallion Series by half a length at odds of 33-1.

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“For owner Lee Einsidler, an emotional race to victory for Fourstardave,” by Teresa A. Genaro with photos by Erica Miller

In many ways, Lee Einsidler leads an enviable life. The grandson of a man who ran a speakeasy during Prohibition, he worked at his father’s liquor store and then rose to the top of liquor distribution, first as CEO from Sidney Frank Importing Company, which created and launched Gray Goose vodka, and now as CEO of Casamigos, the premium tequila company founded in 2013 by actor George Clooney, former model Randy Gerbe and the businessman Mike Meldman.

He grew up going to races with his father; when his high school friends went to watch the Mets or the Yankees, Einsidler headed to Belmont or Aqueduct for the Thoroughbreds, Yonkers or Roosevelt for harness racing.

“Over the years, the track has always been like the great escape for me,” he said this week. “I arrive on the track and leave behind the trials and tribulations of life. The whole world could be on fire and I would have no idea if I was on the track.

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“Casa Creed excels over a mile to win Fourstardave,” by Mike MacAdam with photos by Erica Miller

He covered 6,500 miles to run two races of less than a mile each.

He stayed home to run longer.

After absorbing what turned out to be a not-so-testing trip to Saudi Arabia and Dubai to start the 2022 season, Casa Creed secured the perfect trip under jockey Luis Saez to win the Grade I Fourstardave a mile away. on the indoor turf course before an announced paying admission crowd of 38,629 at Saratoga Racecourse on Saturday.

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