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The Personal Ensign would be her last race, and only her second loss in a career of 15 races, which included 9 Grade 1 wins. I climbed onto the side of a golf cart to take this photo, and have never since heard the type of silence overcome a crowd at Saratoga, as it did last year on Traver’s day when Songbird regally paraded to post | 📷: @saratoga_racing #songbird #personalensign #traversday #blackandwhite #darktuesday

Last year’s unofficial horse of the meet, Voodoo Song, heading out to compete in the G1 FourStarDave 🔮🎼| 📸: @two_turns #voodosong .
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#saratogaracetrack #saratoga2018 #fourstardave #saratogalive #saratogaracing

Call to Post earlier on today; note the gentleman in red who looks eager to get into the starting gate himself 🏇🏼| #saratogaracing #calltopost #thespa #saratogaracecourse #summerplacetobe #saratogaracetrack

The dam, Safety Net, was the inspiration for the name, Pier Forty. Pier 40, as it's known, sits right off the end of the Hudson River on the outskirts of Lower Manhattan and is known for the trapeze school which sits atop the building on the roof with its safety nets visible for the 'city' to see. Pier Forty, a precocious 2YO by the late City Zip, is trained under the watchful eye of George Weaver and makes his debut for @westpointtbreds Wednesday afternoon in race 5. Good luck to all! |🎥: @kimmiethepunk .
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#saratogasprings #pierforty #westpoint #maiden #saratogaracecourse #georgeweaver #saratogaracing

Officer King Tut stands guard during Saturday’s downpour before the Whitney 🐴👮🏻‍♂️| 📷: @pauliebman #kingtut #whitneystakes #saratogaracecourse .
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#summerplacetobe #thoroughbreds #horseracing #horseblogger #saratogasprings #officerkingtut

The Skies grew ominous leading up to the Whitney, and a downpour ensued lasting a few minutes. As people filled the clubhouse, every time there was any indication that the rain delay would be lifted and the horses would begin the post parade, the crowd would roar. To then see Diversify wire the field, the sun emerge, and a rainbow appear was nothing short of epic. 🏇🏼 🌈 | 📷: @mjz57 #Diversify #whitneystakes #NYbred #sartogaracing
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#saratogasprings #thesummerplacetobe #thespa #horseracing #marylouwhitney

The scene earlier from the clubhouse before the sky opened up for the Whitney. 🏇🏼☔️ #whitneyday #saratogaracing #whitneystakes #saratogaracecourse

Special thanks to @csummersracing for speaking to us about Mind Your Biscuits on the eve of the Whitney:
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SR: We’ve read about MYB’s personality, and have heard you say he’s the smartest horse you’ve met, can you share a story?
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CS: A good example was the other day when his stall wasn't done, and he decided to help our groom out by, once the groom opened a bag of shavings, he picked the bag up and threw it around the stall, then he took his legs and started spreading the shaving around, and then he decided to go for a roll. That’s something I've never seen before.
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SR: Everyone knows of MYB's love for hip hop, who are his favorite artists?
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CS: He's a big DMX guy lately, he's really turned onto to DMX. Ruff Ryder's Anthem. He's actually gotten into Hamilton lately, he seems to like the Hamilton soundtrack, so maybe he's just a big fan of the USA. Back in the day when we first started doing this it was Ja Rule, Outkast, Ludacris, things like that. He's getting older and wiser, I should probably play some Mozart, but we haven't crossed that bridge yet. .
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SR: How does it feel to have one of the best NY-breds that has come around in the last 10-20 years?
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CS: To me it kind of feels surreal to be honest with you. I didn’t grow up in this game, or having anybody in the game. I grew up just as a fan, going with my dad and brothers to the track; we’d watch these NY races, the Belmont, Whitney, and never even thought we’d be able to afford a horse. Fast forward to now, to see what he’s done, and whether people think I’m a good or bad trainer, they can’t take away the legacy of what MYB’s done and it will forever live in the history books.
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SR: Gotta ask, how do you think he will handle the two turns?
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CS: I’ll tell you this, I’m going into this race as confident as I’ve been with any race he’s ever run in his entire life. And you can take with that whatever you want to make of it. But that’s the feeling I have going into this race, and we’re just excited for Saturday to come so we can put a show on, and finally shut up all those people who live in their parent’s basements and say “you can’t go two turns!”
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#mindyourbiscuits 📷 @csummersracing

In anticipation of Fasig-Tipton’s upcoming 98th Saratoga Sale, we’re featuring the work of one of our favorite local photographers, @chabotphotography for #DarkTuesdays 📷🏇🏼 | Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 255 selected Yearlings for this year’s sale. #fasigtipton #saratogasale #saratogaracing #saratogaracecourse .
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#thoroughbreds #thoroughbredsofinstagram #horseracing #horseblogger #saratogaracetrack #saratogasprings #blackandwhitephotography #classic @fasigtipton

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