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August 28th, 2015, 10:00 am by Greg
Reggie’s Red Hot Feet Warmers performing outside the clubhouse entrance.

Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers perform outside the clubhouse entrance.

Photographs by Martin Benjamin

Stall Walkin’ Dude prevails in The Tale Of The Cat $100,000 feature race on 8/23/2015.

Stall Walkin’ Dude prevails in The Tale Of The Cat $100,000 feature race on 8/23/2015.

Jockey Irad Ortiz entering the winners circle with Stall Walkin’ Dude.

Jockey Irad Ortiz enters the winners circle with Stall Walkin’ Dude.

California Chrome former owner Steve Coburn in the Clubhouse.

California Chrome former owner Steve Coburn in the Clubhouse

Apprentice jockey phenom Eric Cancel heading to the track from the walking ring to the track.  Cancel had 10 winners through 8/27/2015, in 10th place of the jockey standings for winners.

Apprentice jockey phenom Eric Cancel heads to the track from the walking ring. Cancel had 10 winners through 8/27/15, in 10th place of the jockey standings for winners.

Trainer Todd Pletcher, with 22 wins through 8/27, in the paddock.

Trainer Todd Pletcher, with 22 wins through 8/27/15, in the paddock

Trainer Chad Brown, with 25 wins through 8/27, in the paddock.

Trainer Chad Brown, with 25 wins through 8/27/15, in the paddock

Pletcher leaving the track via the ‘jockey lane’ in the Clubhouse, discussing the race just finished with jockey Javier Castellano.

Trainer Todd Pletcher leaves the track via the “jockey lane” in the Clubhouse, discussing the race just finished with jockey Javier Castellano.

Trainer Chad Brown heading to ‘Riders Up’ in the paddock with jockeys Ortiz and Castellano who are riding his two entries in the race.

Trainer Chad Brown heads to ‘Riders Up’ in the paddock with jockeys Irad Ortiz and Janier Castellano, who are riding his two entries in the race.

Trainer Nick Zito giving riding instructions to jockey Eric Cancel in the paddock.

Trainer Nick Zito gives riding instructions to jockey Eric Cancel in the paddock.

A racing fan with Springsteen/Rambo/Reagan t-shirt in the Clubhouse

A racing fan with Springsteen/Rambo/Reagan t-shirt in the Clubhouse.

Jockey Jose Ortiz waiting out a ruling on an objection made in a race.

Jockey Jose Ortiz waiting out a ruling on an objection made in a race.

Trainer Keith Desourmaux prepares Danette for The Alabama Stakes.  Desourmaux trains Whitney Handicap winner Texas Red in the 2015 Travers.

Trainer Keith Desourmaux prepares Danette for The Alabama Stakes. Desourmaux trains Whitney Handicap winner Texas Red in the 2015 Travers on Saturday.

Jockey Julian Leparoux is happy in the paddock as the winning rides start coming after a bit of a slump.

Jockey Julian Leparoux is happy in the paddock as the winning rides start coming after a bit of a slump.

Groom and stable assistant Sixto with 2014 Whitney winner Moreno before this year’s Whitney.  Moreno was retired following the Whitney.

Groom and stable assistant Sixto with 2014 Whitney winner Moreno before this year’s Whitney. Moreno was retired following the Whitney.

Stable assistants cool off a horse after a race.

Stable assistants cool off a horse after a race.

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