Monday, July 14, 2014

Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 8: Recap) [final installment; mostly photos!]

Ok, 4 more days till the 2014 meet opens. Here's the final look back at last year's highlights.
(click on any Highlight # to see related post)

Highlight # 1
Will Take Charge, winning
the Travers
(click to enlarge any photo)
Willie (center) in Deep Stretch
Palace Malice (left) & Moreno (right)
(Orb, not pictured, on the rail)
by Adam Coglianese

Princess of Sylmar, winning
the CCA Oaks & the Alabama
Princess trounces
in the CCA Oaks
by Bob Mayberger

Highlight # 3
Wise Dan, winning
the Fourstardave
Another Fourstardave
for Dan
by Adam Coglianese

Royal Delta, winning
the Personal Ensign
Royal Delta
by nearly 5 lengths
by Adam Coglianese

Highlight # 5
Alpha, winning the Woodward
Alpha (right front)
Holding the W-W Lead
by Bob Mayberger

Dance to Bristol, winning
the Ballerina
Bristol Digging In
by Adam Coglianese

Highlight # 7

Capo Bastone, winning
the King's Bishop
Capo Bastone
Barreling Down the Stretch
by Bob Mayberger

Palace Malice, winning
the Jim Dandy
Palace Malice (center)
vs Moreno (right),
& Will Take Charge (left)
by Adam Coglianese

Highlight # 9
Laughing, winning
the Diana
holds off Dream Peace

by Adam Coglianese

Hessonite, winning
the On the Bus
Hessonite's last call
Another Victory at the Spa

by Adam Coglianese

A Few More Highlights
Cross Traffic, winning
the Whitney
Cross Traffic
In front all the way

by Adam Coglianese

Big Blue Kitten. winning
the Sword Dancer
Big Blue Kitten
Rallying to an easy finish

by Adam Coglianese

Wired Bryan, winning
the Sanford
Wired Bryan
1st on the 1st weekend

by Adam Coglianese

John R. Velazquez, #694
Johnny V,
Breaks Record
held by Jerry Bailey (right),
with mentor Angel Cordero (left)
by Adam Coglianese

D. Wayne Lukas,
Travers at 77 & Hopeful at 78
D. Wayne Lukas (right)
in the
Travers' Winner's Circle
by Bob Mayberger

Javier Castellano
Javier Castellano
Saratoga 2013 Champ
by Adam Coglianese

Todd Pletcher
Todd Pletcher
Top Trainer Again

by Adam Coglianese

Well there it is!
What a great meet that was.
As was the year before.
Looking forward to the same, and even better, starting this Friday.

A million thanks to Bob Mayberger and Adam Coglianese for their magnificent photos that made the Saratoga 2013 Highlights so much more than my rambling.
THANKS guys!