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Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Bill Mott

The one you have been waiting for, the one we have been waiting for, the Bill Mott Stable Tour. In an annual tradition, Sean Clancy walked with the Hall of Famer, opening up screens, leaning over runners to meet Mott’s 30 horses stabled on the Oklahoma training track Friday morning. (Originally published in Aug. 31 digital issue of The Saratoga Special)

Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Phil Bauer

Phil Bauer is winding down his third summer in upstate New York before he heads back to Churchill Downs. A former assistant to Ken McPeek, Bauer is the private trainer for Richard and Tammy Rigney’s Rigney Racing. (Originally published in Aug. 29 digital issue of The Saratoga Special)

Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Jimmy Jerkens

Pick a dark day, that’s what we’ve learned. It’s the best time to ask Jimmy Jerkens for a Stable Tour. Hands-on like his Hall of Fame father, Allen, Jerkens will take his time if there is time, that goes for the tour and for his training. (Originally published in Aug. 25 issue of The Saratoga Special)

Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Shug McGaughey

There is nothing like doing a Stable Tour with Shug McGaughey. The Hall of Famer mentions a horse’s name and might follow that with another name and another name and another name, spilling out blue-blood runners who dance off any pedigree page. (Originally published in Aug. 24 issue of The Saratoga Special)

Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Ken McPeek

Ken McPeek did his best Babe Ruth, or better yet Joe Namath, behind the desk of his office when asked what he thought of the new restricted auction races in the condition book at this year’s Saratoga Race Course meeting. (Originally published in Aug. 23 issue of The Saratoga Special)