Whitney Handicap

Lucky ‘Rabbit’s Foot’: Gun Runner’s Extra Horseshoe Brings Additional Intrigue To Whitney

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney’s Gun Runner was in fine fettle Sunday morning following his 5 ¼-length domination in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney – a performance made all the more memorable by a wayward horseshoe that mystifyingly made its way into the chestnut colt’s tail. “He’s fabulous, happy with himself, came back great,” […]

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‘The Grand Dame Of Saratoga’: Marylou Whitney An Integral Part Of Racetrack And Community

At 91, Marylou Whitney is showing little signs of slowing down. As Bob Ehalt writes for America’s Best Racing, Marylou Whitney remains a vital part of Saratoga – not only to racing, but to the community as well. Whitney, along with her husband, John Hendrickson, works tirelessly on numerous charitable organizations, and she is also the honorary chairwoman […]

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Historic G1 Whitney Headlines Fasig-Tipton Festival Of Racing At Saratoga

The 90th running of the prestigious Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney, one of North America’s premier races, will headline a day of world class thoroughbred racing and special events at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 5. The nine-furlong Whitney, a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, will pair […]

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Gun Runner ‘A Little Faster Horse’ In 2017, Works ‘Brilliantly’ For Whitney

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney’s Gun Runner turned in his penultimate work Sunday morning for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney on August 5, breezing five furlongs in 1:00.01 over the main track at Saratoga Race Course. With regular jockey Florent Geroux aboard, Gun Runner was the fastest of 16 at the distance. NYRA clockers caught the 4-year-old Candy Ride […]

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Saratoga Race Course: Dos Historias Del “Cementerio De Los Campeones”

Cada verano el hipódromo de Saratoga, ubicado en Saratoga Springs, NY, abre sus puertas para albergar lo más selecto de la hípica norteamericana. Los mejores ejemplares, los profesionales y propietarios más destacados, las carreras más relevantes. Clase y belleza que conforman un espectáculo único en el deporte hípico que trasciende a nivel internacional. Pero Saratoga también […]

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Whitney, Travers Highlight 2017 Meeting At Saratoga

The 2017 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will again be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing. The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.775 million in purses, will run from Friday, July […]

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Stephen Foster, Pacific Classic Added To NBC Breeders’ Cup Challenge Broadcasts

The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced the 2017 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing” television schedule of 11 live programs featuring 17 qualifying races and other major stakes on the road to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This year’s Breeders’ Cup […]

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Frosted Will Shuttle To Darley Australia Along With Group 1 Winner Territories

Three-time G1 winner Frosted, the highest-rated son of Champion American stallion Tapit, will join the Darley Australia stallion roster at Northwood Park this year, while G1 Prix Jean Prat winner Territories, who hails from the family of Champion stallion Street Cry, will shuttle to Kelvinside. Racing in the Godolphin blue, Frosted recorded arguably the most […]

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Equibase Analysis: Powerful, Yet Compact Field Vies In Whitney Stakes

A “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November, the 89th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney Stakes features 14 length Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Frosted, one of three grade 1 winners in the field of six. Effinex won the Grade 1 Clark Handicap in 2015 and enters […]

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Frosted To Face Just Five Rivals In G1 Whitney Stakes

Godolphin Racing’s Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap hero Frosted will look to bolster his reputation as the heavyweight contender on the East Coast as he heads a talented field of six in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney, the traditional focal race for older horses and co-richest race of the 148th Saratoga Race Course meet. A […]

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