Saratoga Shots

August 2nd, 2017, 1:30 pm by Greg

Jockey Irad Ortiz guides Smile Big around the first turn to a wire-to-wire victory for trainer Rudy Rodriguez, Saratoga Racecourse

Photographs by Martin Benjamin (#saratogashots on Instagram)

And they’re off…

With the first full week of racing completed, we’re taking a look back at what’s been going on at the historic Saratoga Race Course – both on and off the track – since the meet began last month…

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Voodoo Song walking in the paddock shedrow before winning, 7/26/2017

Voodoo Song walking in the paddock shedrow before winning, 7/26/17

Trainer Jerimiah Engelhart after his trainee Aveenu Macainu won, 7/26/2017

Trainer Jerimiah Engelhart after his trainee Aveenu Macainu won, 7/26/17

Jose Ortiz holds his 4 week old child, Leilani, in the winners circle after winning Grade II The Honorable Miss on Paulassilverlining. 7/29/2017

Jose Ortiz holds his 4 week old child, Leilani, in the winners circle after winning Grade II The Honorable Miss on Paulassilverlining. 7/29/17

Trainer Chad Brown, 7/26/2017

Trainer Chad Brown, 7/26/17

Joe Bravo strategizing his ride for T R Crew, paddock, Saratoga Racecourse, 7/26/2017

Joe Bravo strategizing his ride for T R Crew, paddock, Saratoga Racecourse, 7/26/17

Irad Ortiz going from paddock to track on Economic Model, 7/28/2017

Irad Ortiz going from paddock to track on Economic Model, 7/28/17

Soon to be inducted into Hall of Fame, jockey Javier Castellano, 7/27/17

Soon to be inducted into Hall of Fame, jockey Javier Castellano, 7/27/17

New York Times dress walking from the paddock to the clubhouse, 7/26/2017

New York Times dress walking from the paddock to the clubhouse, 7/26/17

Young race fan with mother and her taboo of him as a baby, Saratoga Racecourse, 7/31/17

Dream It Is wins The Schuylerville Stakes, Saratoga Racecourse, 7/26/17

Dream It Is wins The Schuylerville Stakes, Saratoga Racecourse, 7/26/17

Groom in the paddock, Saratoga Racecourse, 7/28/17

Groom in the paddock, Saratoga Racecourse, 7/28/17

Horse owner in the paddock, 7/26/17

Horse owner in the paddock, 7/26/17

Jockey Irad Ortiz guides Smile Big around the first turn to a wire-to-wire victory for trainer Rudy Rodriguez, Saratoga Racecourse