Saratoga Shots: Back at the Track

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#1 Land Mine lunges from the gate to the lead at the start of a race. Land Mine with Manny Franco up, would finish second, 7/26/2018.

Photographs by Martin Benjamin (#saratogashots on Instagram)

And they’re off…

With the first couple of weeks 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…

Javier Castellano guides two year old Drynachan to the winners circle after the race, 7/20/2018.
Trainer Todd Pletcher in the winners circle
Style in the clubhouse
Trainer D Wayne Lukas has a laugh with Chad Brown in the paddock shed row.
Trainer D Wayne Lukas points out something to Chad Brown in the paddock shed row.
Two year old Catherinethegreat in the paddock before going out to win the 100th running of the Grade 3 The Schuylerville stakes on opening day.
Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. leaving the paddock on three year old filly Rag Top, 7/26/2018.
NYRA security guard hoists a racing fan up to a lead pony for an up-close look.
Rajiv Maragh taking Brass Ring from the paddock to the track.
Three year old filly Alberobello with jockey John Velazquez wins on a wet sealed track, 7/26/2018.
Jockey Luis Saez undoing braids on two year old Wicked Waters on the walk from the paddock to track for the race, 7/20/2018.
Leading trainer Chad Brown preparing a horse to race in the paddock stall
Jockey Javier Castellano
Patriotic horse fan
Former jockey Rosie Napravnik with husband trainer Joe Sharp and their two children as jock Luis Saez enjoys the scene, 7/30/2018.
Leading rider Jockey Luis Saez winning on two year old Backtohisroots and trainer Joe Sharp, 7/30/2018.
Jockey Kendrick Carmouche and trainer Trombetta head to riders up in the paddock, 8/1/2018.
Jockey Jose Ortiz in the paddock
Jockey Kendrick Carmouche and trainer Trombetta head to riders up in the paddock, 8/1/2018.
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