Saratoga Shots II

August 14th, 2017, 2:30 pm by Greg
Gunrunner being walked in the paddock before The Whitney Stakes, 8/5/2017.

Gunrunner being walked in the paddock before The Whitney Stakes, 8/5/2017.

Photographs by Martin Benjamin (#saratogashots on Instagram)

And they’re in the backstretch…

We’re halfway through the 2017 racing season in Saratoga, and it’s time to take 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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Gunrunner trainer Steve Asmussen in the paddock shedrow before winning The Whitney Stakes, 8/5/2017.

Gunrunner trainer Steve Asmussen in the paddock shedrow before winning The Whitney Stakes, 8/5/2017.

Gunrunner getting adjusted in the paddock shedrow, 8/5/2017.

Gunrunner getting adjusted in the paddock shedrow, 8/5/2017.

The start of The Whitney Stakes, 8/5/2017.

The start of The Whitney Stakes, 8/5/2017.

Gunrunner racing through the homestretch with a healthy lead and a competitor’s horse entangled in its tail, winning by more than five lengths over Keen Ice, Saratoga Racecourse, 8/5/2017.

Gunrunner racing through the homestretch with a healthy lead and a competitor’s horse entangled in its tail, winning by more than five lengths over Keen Ice, Saratoga Racecourse, 8/5/2017.

Detail of the horseshoe entangled in Gunrunner’s tail.  Curious Giant had lost the shoe during the race, 8/5/2017.

Detail of the horseshoe entangled in Gunrunner’s tail. Curious Giant had lost the shoe during the race, 8/5/2017.

NYRA’s Chris Kay with Mary Lou Whitney and the Whitney Trophy in the winner’s circle, 8/5/2017.

NYRA’s Chris Kay with Mary Lou Whitney and the Whitney Trophy in the winner’s circle, 8/5/2017.

Whitney winning jockey Florent Geroux after winning The Whitney Stakes, 8/5/2017.

Whitney winning jockey Florent Geroux after winning The Whitney Stakes, 8/5/2017.

Bobby Flay watching the race down close from the winner’s circle, 8/5/2017.

Bobby Flay watching the race down close from the winner’s circle, 8/5/2017.

Trainer Rudy Rodriguez saddling Lady Ivanka in the paddock, 8/9/2017.

Trainer Rudy Rodriguez saddling Lady Ivanka in the paddock, 8/9/2017.

Jockey Junior Ortiz reaching out to shake Lady Ivanka owner’s hand, 8/9/2017.

Jockey Junior Ortiz reaching out to shake Lady Ivanka owner’s hand, 8/9/2017.

Lady Ivanka, a 2 year old filly, wins its first start to break its maiden, 8/9/2017.

Lady Ivanka, a 2 year old filly, wins its first start to break its maiden, 8/9/2017.

2  year old filly, Money Purse, is led into the paddock to prepare for its first race, 8/9/2017.

2 year old filly, Money Purse, is led into the paddock to prepare for its first race, 8/9/2017.

One thought on “Saratoga Shots II”

  1. Mike says:

    Couldn’t find any pictures of the 13 horses that have been killed at the track so far??

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