Saratoga Diaries: Fabulous Frosted

Events / Travel
(Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing)

Whitney Stakes day at Saratoga Race Course is always a thrill of an afternoon – after all, the race affords its winner the lion’s share of a $1.25 million purse plus an all-expense paid trip to Nov. 5’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park – and yesterday’s edition was a truly outstanding affair.

The day dawned in perfect, pristine Saratoga style with dew and fog burning off into a warm and wonderful day that drew nearly 40,000 fans to the Spa (Saratoga’s historic nickname for its famed mineral springs thought to have healing properties) for an afternoon of fun and racing. What made the day even more special was that Marylou Whitney, Saratoga’s celebrated philanthropist and Thoroughbred owner who is celebrating her 90th birthday this year, would be on-hand to present the Whitney Stakes trophy to the winner of the historic event. 

You can experience Whitney day with me in the slideshow below as I share my images and thoughts from the afternoon’s events.

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