Saratoga Shots II

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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…

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.
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  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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