Found August 02, 2013 on
This weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, the 2013 Whitney Handicap, in my view, is one of the key races of the Saratoga Racetrack summer meet. This race, along with the Woodward Stakes and, the granddaddy of them all, the Travers, goes a long way in my mind when year end championships are decided. This year’s field is loaded with talent with 2012 Breeders Cup Classic winner Fort Larned, the enormous Mucho Macho Man, the speedy Cross Traffic, the late running Ron the Greek and Saratoga surface lover Alpha all scheduled to run. The Whitney, which is run at nine furlongs for $750,000, in the past has been won by such greats as Discovery (three times in a row), Stymie, Tom Fool, Kelso (also three times), the incomparable Dr. Fager, Alydar, Slew O’ Gold, the iron horse Lady’s Secret, the perfect Personal Ensign, and the powerful Easy Goer. In more recent years other winner’s include, Invasor and Commentator (twice). Before we break down the Whitney, just two other races I’d like to ...
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