Chad Brown pegged Partisan Politics a bit of a tweener, as in in-betweener, when it came to deciding what race to pick for her debut.
Saratoga winners usually return to applause, pumped fists, smiles, the occasional shout of joy. The aftermath of Monday’s Grade 1 New York Turf Writers Cup steeplechase included no such signs of celebration.
Sunday morning, Tom Bush described what he and the rest of the world had seen Saturday evening.
If you ever wondered, the disappointment of losing outweighs the euphoria of winning. At least it did on an overcast Saturday in Saratoga when Jimmy Jerkens finished 1-2 in the 145th running of the Travers Stakes.
One year removed from bidding for a sweep of the Big Apple Triple and its big bonus, Mike Hushion is back with another big chance in the $250,000 Albany Stakes that headlines today’s inaugural Saratoga Showcase program for New York-breds.
Racing has been in Robert Falcone Jr.’s blood since day one.