Teresa Genaro, The Saratogian

Teresa Genaro

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Past articles by Teresa:

GENARO: Goodbyes are not forever, until next summer Saratoga

I sit writing this in the library at the school at which I teach high school English in Brooklyn. My first faculty meeting was this morning, the surest sign that the summer is, indeed, pretty much … → Read More

Friday to be possible coming out party for NY-Bred future stars

On Friday at Saratoga Race Course, horses bred in New York will run for a total of $1.5 million, spread over 11 races that range from maiden claiming to $200,000 stakes races. Inaugurated in 2014, … → Read More

GENARO: Friends come and gone too soon

I became friends with Matt Perrone in 2010, through circumstances so circuitous that it now seems like something of a miracle. A colleague at the school at which I teach in Brooklyn mentioned casua… → Read More

The Naughty New Yorker

On a chilly afternoon in early March, Naughty New Yorker came home. After a van ride from Port Colborne, Ontario, where he had been standing at stud, to Old Friends at Cabin Creek in Greenfield Cen… → Read More

DIFFERENT PATHS, SAME DESTINATION: Schosberg and Ribaudo working together again in Saratoga

For the first time in a few decades, trainers Rick Schosberg and Bobby Ribaudo are working side by side again. Stabled together on the Saratoga backstretch, the two have between them more than 70 y… → Read More

GENARO: New York State doing the right things to help retired Thoroughbreds

All things considered, New York State has it pretty good when it comes to taking care of retired Thoroughbreds. There are nearly a dozen farms and organizations in the state → Read More

Harbut and Daniels join the ranks of Black horse owners of Kentucky Derby runners

Several years ago while researching a story, I called a handful of trainers and asked if they had any clients who were Black. The story was about the history of → Read More

Being anti-racist in today's sport's world

Being anti-racist is not a controversial stance, but you wouldn’t know it to look at the Thoroughbred racing industry. → Read More

Diversity in horse racing in 2020

Diversity was one of the themes of this year’s Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing, the annual series of speeches hosted by The Jockey Club, usually in Saratoga → Read More

It's up to us if we want to go to the race track again

This summer, I’ve received several texts from people on the grounds at Saratoga Race Course noting that they see someone at the track or on the backstretch. That someone is → Read More

11 year-old Zivo returns to Saratoga after five year departure

The last time that Zivo hit the track at Saratoga Race Course, he finished fourth in the Evan Shipman Stakes. That was September 4, 2015, and it was the last → Read More

Do blockbuster horse racing purses encourage cheating?

Dozens of people have been indicted in the US over a widespread doping scandal. Such activity may be inevitable when huge sums are at stake → Read More

GENARO: Johnny Velazquez honors Roberto Clemente with every ride

In 2011, Joe Dietrick made his annual trip to Saratoga Race Course from his home in northeast Pennsylvania. He’s come here for decades, and when he was younger, he’d park → Read More

GENARO: Happy 10th anniversary...To Me!

2009 is the first full summer that I spent in Saratoga as a credentialed writer, the first time I was hired as a freelancer with a regular gig, for the → Read More

GENARO COLUMN: 'Stick to Horseracing'

It’s been a fun week on social media. → Read More

Racing industry needs to share equine injury news consistently

On Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course, there was a delay between the sixth and seventh races. Horses were held in the paddock, and people viewing the races wondered on → Read More

Marylou Whitney induction highlight of Racing Hall of Fame ceremony

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — During her decades in Saratoga and Thoroughbred racing, Marylou Whitney spent a lot of time at the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. → Read More

Racing museum honors Women in Racing with new exhibit

We weren’t supposed to be devoting so many words to Marylou Whitney just yet. Sure, she is always present, somehow, when racing season starts, but it’s on Whitney weekend, this → Read More

Turning $58 Into $10,500: A Handicapping Contest Story

Mike McEntire and Kimberly Prickett made a deal. They were not going to the Belmont Stakes...unless he could win his way in. → Read More

Donna Brothers: A Force On Horseback For The Triple Crown

Former jockey, current broadcaster: Donna Brothers gets up close and personal with the winners of the U.S.'s biggest races—even when things don't quite go as planned. → Read More