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Whitney Handicap

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What the Nation is saying about the Whitney Handicap...

This is gonna be the greatest summer of horse racing in my life!!!!!!! 1.5 million dollar purse for the whitney hdcp 1.25 for the travers and all the great action at belmont and there new races and purse races im mroe excited then anyone for this summers racing action
From Oct. 23 until Nov. 1, we'll be counting down the Top 10 Breeders' Cup Buzz horses. This afternoon's horse: Mucho Macho ManRead More
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  • EP Taylor · Maria? · 177 days ago ·
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  • Floridaf · Looking forward to seeing Mucho Macho Man build off his 2nd place Classic finish last year and turn it into a win this year. · 177 days ago ·
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This year, the Gold Cup could determine a championship, complete an historic triple, determine a path to the Breeders Cup, and define a career.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · I guess the lack of larger fields would be lamented. · 210 days ago ·
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  • dani.pugh · He has two very good shots in a top three year old and older male. I'd take those shots too. He also has a horse that was a group one turf winner, at this distance, who can apparently run on dirt, so again, why not give him the shot? Baffert I think overenters sometimes. Entering some that don't really have a legit shot. Pletcher's three all have good reasons as to why they are in this race. · 210 days ago ·
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An avid horse racing fan, and photographer gives his account of the 2013 Whitney Handicap. The careful balance between getting great pictures and great memories. Read More
In the first half of the 2013 Saratoga meeting several horses put themselves squarely into consideration for a divisional championship...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Wise Dan and Princess seem like locks with Palace Malice one Travers away to become a lock. · 253 days ago ·
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  • rafirox · Matt Shifman, thanks for writing this. I think you got 3 out of the 5 correct. Princess of Sylmar and Wise Dan are practically locks, and Palace Malice is my pick for the 3yo champ. · 252 days ago ·
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Despite a tumultuous leadup to the race itself, Successful Dan ran his eyeballs out as the stable second-string. A far from perfect trip proceeded a fast finishing second place in one of the best races in the nation this year. Now maybe Morton Fink and Wise Dan can win the Fourstardave with some pea...Read More
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  • james.farrell.3760 · I'm glad Wise Dan didn't run in The Whitney,now I get to see the reigning Horse of the Year run in person this saturday up at Saratoga in the Fourstardave Handicap. · 260 days ago ·
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  • myjumper21 · Exactly!what is wrong with you people????... leave the horse alone!!!!!!!! he needs to stay on what he's used to and knows and has consistency on. If anything try him over long distance turf please! not dirt! he hasn't ran in dirt in a whole year, plus he has only been on dirt a few times. If they wanted him to be on dirt they should have got him on dirt a loonnngg time ago.. but of course I'm happy they didn't, he's a fantastic turf horse · 260 days ago ·
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Cross Traffic earned his first stakes victory with a front-running triumph in the 86th edition of the Grade 1 Whitney on Saturday at Saratoga.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · 108 BSF for the Whitney win. · 263 days ago ·
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  • Mike in SB · Fort Larned has got to get over his gate problems. When he breaks on top, like the Stephen Foster and Breeders Cup, he can beat anyone, but if he doesn't, like the Oaklawn Handicap and Whitney, he is in trouble. Ian Wilkes is a good horseman and I hope Fort Larned will be ready for the Breeders Cup. · 263 days ago ·
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NYRA.com will host a special live webcast for post-race coverage of Saturday's 86th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap. Beginning at 6 p.m., exclusive content will be provided by NBC analysts Jerry Bailey, Donna Brothers, Randy Moss, Laffit Pincay, III, and Kenny Rice. The webcast can be viewed on NYRA.com/SummeratSaratoga at the conclusion of live coverage on NBC.
  • amino998 · Thanks for the tip, mdracing >> now for the rant >> Whitney Invitational HANDICAP? The defending Whitney and BC Classic champ gets in with 122 and only gives from 3-5 lbs to the top contenders { 5 lbs to a non-stakes winner}. Baffert must have considered the 119 and 118 issued to Paynter and Liaison an UNvitation >> A repeat winner would be a *highlight* for the sesquicentennial, but really? They face a more difficult choice of weights for the Fourstardave. · 265 days ago ·
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Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned had his penultimate tune-up Saturday morning for his title defense in the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap, breezing five furlongs in 1:03.81 over the main track.Read More
Multiple Grade 2 winner and 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic runner-up Mucho Macho Man completed his serious preparations for next Saturday's Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap with a five-furlong breeze Saturday morning. Read More
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito is eyeing the Whitney with Fast Falcon, who breezed four furlongs over the Oklahoma training track in 49.98 seconds on Saturday.Read More
Trying to become only the second horse to win the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Handicap Invitational in back-to-back years, Fort Larned indicated his readiness for Saturday's 86th edition with a bullet five-furlong breeze Monday morning.Read More
Will be televised on NBC at 5:00 on Saturday.
Hours before drawing post position 1 in the field of eight for Saturday's Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap, Successful Dan had a strong open gallop down the stretch of the main track for trainer Charles LoPresti.Read More
Ian Wilkes, trainer of defending Whitney champion Fort Larned (No. 3, 7-5 morning-line odds): “That’s why I’ve got [jockey] Brian [Hernandez, Jr.]. He’s tactical; he can sit behind. Don’t forget Mucho Macho Man is a fast horse, as well. All three speed horses drew on the inside here. It’ll be up to ...Read More
Grade 1 Whitney hopeful Mucho Macho Man also went to the main track Saturday morning, where he was credited with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.61 under exercise rider Nick Petro.Read More
It's on to the Grade 1, $1 million Travers on August 24 for Darley Stable's Transparent, who finished first in Friday's Curlin Stakes but was disqualified to fifth. Read More
Following his second straight bullet work at Saratoga Race Course, Successful Dan could make his next start in the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap on August 3.Read More
Trainer Ian Wilkes said Janis R. Whitman's Fort Larned came out of his Tuesday breeze (five furlongs in 1:01.19) in good shape and that the 5-year-old will have another workout sometime between now and his title defense in the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap on August 3.Read More
Alpha, dead-heat winner of the 2012 Travers, prepped for his return to Saratoga with a half-mile breeze over the main track on Saturday.Read More

Stakes Tracker - Probables

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  • 2014 Whitney Handicap (G1)
  • 1 1/8 m, Dirt; 3+ M
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Race Results & Past Performances

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View Details08/02/14Sar981 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1   0:00.00
View DetailsView Video08/03/13Sar101 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Cross TrafficSuccessful DanMucho Macho Man1:47.89
View DetailsView Video08/04/12Sar101 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Fort LarnedRon The Greek Flat Out1:47.76
View DetailsView Video08/06/11Sar101 1/8 mD04+ MWhitney Handicap-G1TizwayFlat OutGiant Oak1:52.43
View DetailsView Video08/07/10Sar101 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1BlameQuality RoadMusket Man1:48.88
View DetailsView Video08/08/09Sar101 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1BullsbayMacho AgainCommentator1:48.12
View DetailsView Video07/26/08Sar101 1/8 mD03 MWhitney Handicap-G1CommentatorStudent CouncilGrasshopper1:50.23
View DetailsView Video07/28/07Sar101 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Lawyer RonWanderin BoyDiamond Stripes1:46.64
View DetailsView Video08/05/06Sar91 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1InvasorSun King West Virginia1:49.06
View DetailsView Video08/06/05Sar91 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1CommentatorSaint LiamSir Shackleton1:48.33
View DetailsView Video08/07/04Sar91 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Roses In MayPerfect DriftBowman's Band1:48.54
View DetailsView Video08/02/03Sar91 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Medaglia d'OroVolponiEvening Attire1:47.69
View DetailsView Video08/03/02Sar91 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Left BankStreet CryLido Palace1:47.04
View Details07/28/01Sar61 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Lido PalaceAlbert The GreatGander1:47.94
View DetailsView Video08/06/00Sar91 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Lemon Drop KidCat ThiefBehrens1:48.30
View DetailsView Video08/01/99Sar91 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Victory GallopBehrensCatienus1:48.66
View DetailsView Video08/08/98Sar101 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Awesome AgainTale of the CatCrypto Star1:49.71
View Details08/02/97Sar81 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Will's WayFormal GoldSkip Away1:48.37
View DetailsView Video08/03/96Sar81 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Mahogany HallSerena's SongPeaks And Valleys1:48.65
View DetailsView Video08/05/95Sar81 1/8 mD03+ MWhitney Handicap-G1Unaccounted ForL'CarriereSilver Fox1:49.29
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