Saratoga Shots

August 1st, 2016, 12:00 pm by Greg
Undefeated 3 year old filly phenom Songbird is walked in the paddock before the $300K Coaching Club Oaks before the race.

Undefeated 3 year old filly phenom Songbird is walked in the paddock before the $300K Coaching Club Oaks before the race.

Photographs by Martin Benjamin

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A two headed racing fan horses around on opening day.

A two headed racing fan horses around on opening day.

The starting gate opens for the CC Oaks with #1 Songbird getting a jump on the rest of the field.

The starting gate opens for the CC Oaks with #1 Songbird getting a jump on the rest of the field.

Songbird leads the field coming down the stretch with toteboard behind showing the field for the race.

Songbird leads the field coming down the stretch with toteboard behind showing the field for the race.

Jockey Eric Cancel watches a race replay in the clubhouse.

Jockey Eric Cancel watches a race replay in the clubhouse.

Sweet Loretta, with jockey John Velazquez riding, wins the $150K Schuylerville Grade 3 stakes race opening day.

Sweet Loretta, with jockey John Velazquez riding, wins the $150K Schuylerville Grade 3 stakes race opening day.

Jockey Joel Rosario greats young fans waiting near the jockey’s room after a race.

Jockey Joel Rosario greats young fans waiting near the jockey’s room after a race.

Jockey Manny Franco heads to track.

Jockey Manny Franco heads to track.

A dapper racing fan watches horses going from the paddock to the track for a race near the Paddock Bar.

A dapper racing fan watches horses going from the paddock to the track for a race near the Paddock Bar.

Jockey Javier Castellano greets trainer Carl Domino before riding Romans Paradise for him.

Jockey Javier Castellano greets trainer Carl Domino before riding Romans Paradise for him.