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Tod Marks Asmussen feels ups, downs as fillies run first, last BY sean clancy Schuylerville stakes recap Inside chuylerville favorite Ocean Colors wobbled to Wednesday, July 23 a stop, spread-legged just past the finish of the 6-furlong Opening Day stakes. The previously to a short lead on the congested field through a quarter ❱ Opening Day rain can’t undefeated daughter of win- mile in 22.44 seconds. Aboard Jardin for the first time, ner Winning Colors emptied to finish last, and Robby Albarado knew in three jumps she was handling dampen enthusiasm for Sthen felt the pangs of the effort. Her legs looked like four the surface, then just looked around to see who wasn’t. poles holding up a sagging tent as the early evening rain The first one he saw was Ocean Colors, then Cameron Saratoga 2008. pelted her. Assistant trainer Scott Blasi slipped the bridle Crazies, then second choice Collegiate. from her muddy head. Trainer helped “The best way to describe the race is she was one of ❱ dump buckets of water over her back. Chief veterinarian them who really handled it well. You never know what Sanford Stakes Preview. Dr. Anthony Verderosa choreographed and analyzed the to expect with 2-year-olds, but Steve thought she might hectic scene. handle it, the way her action is in the morning. She’s got a ❱ Entries & Handicapping All while Asmussen’s other runner, Jardin, sauntered to deer-like action,” Albarado said. “She didn’t break good, the winner’s circle. but she positioned herself right where I wanted to be. for Thursday. That’s life as a horse trainer – two runners, one in the About the third or fourth jump, I knew – she grabbed the winner’s circle, the other in distress. bit and tugged on me. A good tug, one of those aggressive Padua Stables’ Jardin handled the sloppy going better tugs.” ❱ Checking in with trainer than her eight rivals, skipping to a 4-length score over Outside and untouched, Jardin stalked in third while Cameron Crazies (Julien Leparoux) and Girlfrienonthe- Ocean Colors plummeted from first to fifth and then last. Wesley Ward. side (Cornelio Velasquez). shoved second-choice Collegiate through on Ocean Colors broke sharply under Shaun Bridgmohan and did what she had to do from her rail spot, gunning See schuylerville page 4 Th e ARATOGA Here & There at Saratoga

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2 Thursday, July 24, 2008 Here & There at Saratoga The Big Horserace The Special’s straw (well, hay) poll began back at Keeneland, and we’ll keep a running total of the votes around the town. Yesterday, John McCain took a quick early lead. Today, Barack Obama ral- lied into the picture a bit with Undecided and Nei- ther settling off the pace. McCain Richard DePass beverly’s Danielle Hodsdon Kip Elser 47 Phila Street Bruce Brown Saratoga Springs Steve Adika Pat Reynolds 583-2755 Al Stall “Saratoga’s breakfast place Matt Muzikar to be since 1989” Lenny Pike Bill Mott Mark Hennig Stan Hough “Schooling Mitch Friedman in the Paddock” Robby Albarado Rusty Arnold Don Nichols Cindy Nichols Obama Helen Richards Del Carroll Winston Heslop Jorge Chavez Keith O’Brien Carlos Martin Undecided Skip Dickstein Mike Trombetta Dave Grening Tod Marks Neither WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE. The drainage Doc Danner ditches got a workout Wednesday. Doug Fout

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Thursday, July 24, 2008 3 Asmussen picked up the overnight for Wednesday and thought he knew Schuylerville – polar opposite – Ocean Colors drew the Continued from page 1 inside post, Jardin drew the outside post – nine fillies in between. After the race, the rail and opened up a short-lived lead his gut knew polar opposite. turning for home. “It’s a crazy deal. Saratoga and “I could see Bridge struggling with you’ve got two fillies coming off im- Ocean Colors and Cameron Crazies is pressive maiden wins and the overnight a nice filly but I always had her,” Alba- comes out and you’re the 1 and the 11,” rado said. “Edgar ran up on the inside, Asmussen said. “I was very worried but he was in a tough spot the whole with Jardin because she doesn’t break way, that’s like running on the edge of extremely sharp and usually you get the ocean.” yourself caught four- or five-wide here After a half in 46.97, Jardin rolled off and it eliminates you. But it ended up the turn and dispatched Collegiate and being the place to be today.” Cameron Crazies to draw off to a com- Asmussen needed to be in two places fortable victory in the Grade III stakes. at the same time after the Schuylerville. A Florida-bred daughter of Mont- He tended to Ocean Colors and then brook, Jardin completed the 6 furlongs switched places – and moods – to pose Tod Marks in 1:12.79 to earn the winner’s share of Jardin stays in the clear as she leads the field down the sloppy stretch in the Schuylerville. for the win picture. After that, he hus- the $112,900 purse. tled his way through the grandstand to get back to the barn. “It’s certainly bittersweet,” Asmussen said. “It appears she’s tying up, I guess she didn’t like the going. She looked like she was on the lead very easily the first eighth of a mile but Shaun said she came out of the bridle before anything hap- pened, before anything came to her. She just wasn’t herself and he let her lope in. I hope it’s just her fighting the going.” Asmussen runs a lot of entries and has grown accustomed to seeing two horses, two very different results. “Yay and boo,” Asmussen said. “You go back and check on the winner and the other filly, and then hope everything is all right.”

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4 Thursday, July 24, 2008 wednesday racing recap Sunny for some BY brian nadeau & John Panagot When you peer out from the grandstand and think you see Noah’s Ark floating down the stretch, it’s pret- ty apparent the rains hit hard. Opening Day 140 at Saratoga was greeted by tor- rential downpours that strengthened throughout the card, rendering the main track sloppy and the grass races off the turf. Nonetheless, 18,127 brave souls Tod Marks dodged the puddles and raindrops to usher in another The aptly named Stormin Normandy floats through the Saratoga mud to win the High Rock Spring Stakes. historic season of world-class racing. The day’s supporting feature, the $86,650 High 1:03.95 en route to his second consecutive state-bred • The meet opener gave former Bobby Frankel as- Rock Spring Stakes for New York-breds was supposed stakes score for the partnership of IEAH Stable, An- sistant Chad Brown a day to remember as he saddled to be a 5 1/2-furlong dash on the Mellon turf course, drew Cohen and Pegasus Holding Group Stable. Finger Gary and Mary West’s Star Player to a 2 1/2-length but lost seven entrants when switched to the main Lakes invader Johnie Bye Night (Dennis Carr) chased score – the trainer’s first Saratoga win since opening track. It also lost its drama. the winner throughout and held second, with Victori- his own stable late last year. Stormin Normandy ($3.30) drew into the field ous Affair (Javier Castellano) checking in third. Originally carded for 1-mile on the inner turf, the and looked much the best on paper. He looked that Velasquez, who won his first Spa jockey title last $66,000 starter allowance was converted to 7 furlongs way streaking down the stretch as well, as the Rick year, was merely a passenger as Stormin Normandy on the main track and Star Player took full advantage, Dutrow-trained 4-year-old coasted to an easy 8 1/4- improved to 5-for-8 on the season. stalking Saint Barr (Edgar Prado) and taking charge length score under Cornelio Velasquez. “Easy race, easy race. He went straight to the lead inside the eighth-pole under Eibar Coa. With little early speed elsewhere, Velasquez sent and just galloped. The track seems OK but the key Saint Barr salvaged second, with Fijonnes (John Ve- Stormin Normandy to the point immediately and carved was to be up close or on the lead,” Velasquez said. lazquez) third. out honest splits of 22.20 and 45.58 seconds. Tipping “The inside is no good, there’s a lot of water down wide entering the stretch, Stormin Normandy never al- there, so I wanted to stay outside at all times. He was lowed for an anxious moment, stopping the clock in just much the best today.” FINAL AD 3-31-08:FINAL AD 3-27-06 4/1/08 11:03 AMSee wednesdayPage 1 page 6 Need New Options for Your Horse? $255,000,000 Wheels Up At Noon joined our program as a From 2000 through 2007 in black type steeplechase prospect. stakes races alone, trainers who fed Now he’s a two-time turf stakes winner & aiming Hallway Feeds Racing Products for bigger things. earned in excess of $255-million dollars in first place purse money.



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Thursday, July 24, 2008 5 • Garcia and Kiaran McLaughlin are pace but tired while finishing the best of up late for second over Fiddlers Afleet winning races at 29 percent together the rest. Longshot Bonaventure Dreams (). Wednesday – over the past two years and they were (Jean-Luc Samyn) was up for third. Continued from page 5 at it again on Opening Day with Darley • Jazz Nation showed an affinity for Stable’s Accredit, who took the $67,000 • Lookin At Her turned the tables a sloppy track last fall at Monmouth, • Steve Asmussen has held a hot hand allowance/optional claiming field by 4 on favored Fiddlers Afleet in the fifth, running a huge second in the $250,000 in the Spa’s juvenile races over the past 3/4 lengths in wire-to-wire fashion. a $56,000 state-bred dash for freshman Favorite Trick Breeders’ Cup. few seasons and Cognito continued the Garcia took a look over his shoulder, fillies: taking charge in mid-stretch and He did the same Wednesday in the trend in the second, a $62,000 dash for urged the son of E Dubai a bit in deep posting a three-quarter length win un- sixth, a $66,000 entry-level allowance, freshman colts. stretch and drew clear over Golden Age der Velasquez. bounding clear under Desormeaux for Cognito (Shaun Bridgmohan) broke (Jeffrey Sanchez), with Icetate (Bridg- Mike Hernandez sent out the winner, a 3 1/2-length win for Steve Asmussen from the rail and quickly took the lead mohan) completing the triple. a Chester and Mary Broman homebred and Zayat Stable. under, clicking off a quarter-mile in daughter of Hook And Ladder who had Of All Times (Desormeaux) set the 22.64 seconds. The Langfuhr colt dug • Garcia completed a personal dai- finished third behind Fiddlers Afleet at early splits with Jazz Nation glued to deep down the stretch to hold off late- ly double when he drove Flying Zee Belmont on June 26. the leader outside through a half-mile charging Brave Victory (Prado), who Stable’s Theartofcompromise to an Wednesday, Lookin At Her jumped in 45.70. was well clear of Gone Astray (Alan 11 1/2-length victory in the fourth, a into the race immediately and stayed The winner assumed command in Garcia) in third. Stonestreet Stables $68,400 state-bred maiden affair that close to Fiddlers Afleet early through mid-stretch and was never challenged. purchased Cognito, a half-brother to was washed off the turf. The Phil Serpe- a half-mile in 46.50. The winner put Good Card (Ramon Dominguez) ral- Grade II winner Cool Coal Man, for a trainee left his challengers running for away that rival inside the eighth-pole, lied mildly for second while Of All sales-topping $700,000 at the Keenel- second with a strong move on the turn. and was all-out to hold off the rush Times (Coa) held third. The win was and 2-year-old in training sale in April. Favored Cops Fever (Mike Luzzi) set the of Vinnie Van Go (Sanchez), who was the 4,999th for Desormeaux, who will soon add another milestone to his Hall of Fame career.

• Building New Era (Prado) drew into the seventh and then drew clear in the stretch, powering home to a 5 1/4- length victory in a $64,000 allowance/ optional claimer for New York-breds. Gary Contessa trained the winner, who has seen three of his five lifetime wins Finally, A Comprehensive Approach to Muscle Health come over an off-track, for Vincent Scu- deri and Sullivan Lane Stable. Prado had Building New Era in sec- ond early, right off the flank of Oedipus O’Neal, and then used a sudden burst late to put the race away. Lee Stewart (Garcia) rallied for second with Opti- mistic Steve (Coa) doing the same for third. On a day that saw an inordinate amount of water descend upon the main track, Prado was quick to praise the grounds crew. “It’s muddy but it’s still nice and tight all the same. The track is holding on pretty good and they did a good job with it,” Prado said. “The rail is hold- ing a little more water than the rest of the track so you have to steer clear of it but I think the track is playing fair; a couple of horses came from way back earlier to win.”

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Thursday, July 24, 2008 7 Wet & Wild Rain or not, Opening Day at Spa still delights racing fans, players by Laura Pepper ing an arsenal of umbrellas and pon- chos or accepting an inevitable soaking. The rain poured down on Saratoga Regardless, seemed as if the rain didn’t Springs like cold milk over cereal, leav- deter many people. ing the first day of the race meeting sog- “It’s Opening Day. You gotta do gy but still enjoyable, as exercise riders, what you gotta do,” Ziemniak said. backstretch workers, jockeys and fans “You can’t miss it just because of a few alike adjusted accordingly. raindrops.” Opening Day has been favored with Dressed in ponchos to protect them sunny skies of late, and while the less- from the rain, college students Alayna than-lovely weather kept the attendance Lewandowski and Caitlin Kane dished down from last year’s mark of 30,052, out steaming sausages covered with more than 18,000 fans still made their Laura Pepper peppers and onions for the Carolina This group of racegoers needed one more umbrella – but they still had a good time. way to Saratoga Race Course Wednes- Barbeque Co. day. “Our boss brought (the ponchos) the computer system yet that caused The rain forced 45 scratches, eight Barbara Ziemniak has attended al- to us and told us he loves us,” Lewan- store workers to keep the new items be- jockey changes and five races off the most every Opening Day over the last dowski said. “He brought them in the hind the shelves. turf, as sloppy conditions and reduced 35 years, though the weather conditions nick of time.” But because Saratoga is special and fields made handicapping a difficult and a crowded grandstand forced the Race fans streamed up to the stand, the fans love the racetrack, sales didn’t task. Rochester resident to settle and put her which is located alongside the jockey drop significantly. Portions of the track seemed to be chairs underneath the awning near the path, as the wet weather failed to slow “It slows your sales down a little bit filled with coffee by the end of the day, racing office. down business. because people do look for the new mer- while other sections looked awash in “This is a very different Opening Day “Despite the rain, it’s been really chandise, but it’s such a happy atmo- chocolate milk. Hooves and legs were from what it’s been for a long time,” Zi- fun,” Lewandowski said. “Everyone’s sphere that they’re going to come back covered in mud as horses sloshed their emniak said. spirits are high.” when it’s all fixed and they’re going to way around. Fans huddled together under picnic The majority of souvenir stands both pick it up then,” said Nancy Couvillon Jockeys wore rain pants for most of tents, snuggled in seats and squished in the grandstand and in the clubhouse said, four-year manager of the Carousel the day, though at times the benefit was chairs into the first floor of the grand- went most of the day without selling gift shop. minimal. Any jockey not aboard a front- stand trying to stay dry. Some even lined any new products. It wasn’t the rain “I love it. It’s unique. There’s no runner walked back to the jocks’ room up chairs along the curve of silks room. that hindered new sales, but the prod- place like it,” she said. “Anywhere else covered head-to-toe with mud. Others Others braved the rain, either utiliz- ucts not having been programmed into in the country that I’ve ever been to or such as Schuylerville winner Robby experienced, (Saratoga) is just unique. Albarado headed back to the jockeys’ It’s a special experience. Look at it. It’s room just wet. pouring out and people are here by the Jockey Channing Hill was on the thousands.” main track early Wednesday morning Saratoga added a gift-shop stand in when the rain began. LEGENDS the picnic area by the paddock to sell “I’m just happy to be here, rain or the new merchandise to eager custom- shine,” Hill said. “The track handled ers. well. (Tuesday) it was deep and slick. “ Program sellers at the grandstand- Hill was originally named to ride four only entrance opted to remain inside to races Wednesday, but was left with only sell for the entire day so as to not get the Schuylerville as three of his horses the programs wet. Fellow vendors at the were scratched. He can handle the rain, entrance near artists’ row got some of however. their programs wet despite having an “As long as I hit the wire first,” Hill umbrella overhead. said, “I don’t really care whether it’s Artists’ row was shut up like a ghost raining or not.” town, lacking the usual exhibits of art- Fans care about the weather, but they ists, paintings and jewelry inside and won’t let it stop them either. outside the booths.

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Farish, E.J. Hudson Jr Irrevocable Trust et al. (KY). Dk.B/Br. c. 4 Stormin Fever-Patriotism, Pleasant Colony. $2 Exacta 2-7 Paid $16.60; $2 Quinella 2-7 Paid $9.20; $2 Trifecta 2-7-5 Bred by Fiddlers Green Stable (NY). Paid $88.50; $2 Daily Double (8-2) Paid $41.80 $2 Exacta 12-8 Paid $11.40; $2 Trifecta 12-8-6 Paid $55.00; $2 Pick 3 (9-2-12) 3 Correct Paid $32.00; $2 Daily Double (2-12) Paid $6.60 Your Source For 3rd. 6 Furlongs. 3&Up. AOC 75,000. Purse $67,000. 1 Accredit Garcia A 3.60 2.80 2.30 9th. The Schuylerville (Gr. III). 6 Furlongs. Fillies. 2YO. The Best Of 4 Golden Age Sanchez J 4.70 2.90 Purse $112,900. 3 Icetate Bridgmohan S X 2.90 11 Jardin Albarado R J 26.40 11.40 7.70 Saratoga Finish Time: 1:10.41 9 Cameron Crazies Leparoux J R 17.20 8.60 Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin. Owner: Darley Stable. 10 Girlfrienontheside Velasquez C 6.60 Dk.B./Br. c. 3 E Dubai-Pocketbrook, Montbrook. Finish Time: 1:12.79 Bred by David Humphery (Fl). Trainer: Steve Asmussen. Owner: Padua Stables. $2 Exacta 1-4 Paid $17.00 $2 Trifecta 1-4-3 Paid $46.40; $2 Pick 3 Dk.B./Br. f. 2 Montbrook-Unlimited Pleasure, Valid Appeal. (8-2-1) 3 Correct Paid $62.50; $2 Daily Double (2-1) Paid $7.50 Bred by Ocala Stud Farm (Fl). $2 Exacta 11-9 Paid $375.00; $2 Trifecta 11-9-10 Paid $2,210.00; $2 4th. 1 1/8 Miles. 3&Up. NY Bred. MSW. Purse $68,400. Grand Slam (4,5,9-2,3,13-6,8,12-11) Paid $76.50; $2 Pick 3 (2-12-11) 3 1A Theartofcompromise Garcia A 12.40 6.40 5.80 Correct Paid $137.50; $2 Daily Double (12-11) Paid $44.60; $2 Super- 3 Cops Fever Luzzi M J 3.90 3.10 fecta 11-9-10-3 Paid $10,582.00 5 Bonaventure Dreams Samyn J L 10.20 Finish Time: 1:55.44 10th. 6 furlongs. 3&up. Clm 20,000. Purse $35,000. Trainer: Phil Serpe. Owner: Flying Zee Stable. 2B Debating Castellano J 13.00 5.80 4.00 B. c. 3 Broken Vow-Veiled Promises, Scarlet Ibis. 12 Sonny Pajamas Morales S 10.40 4.50 Bred by Flying Zee Stables (NY). 5 Red Hot Dawn Chavez J 2.90 $2 Exacta (1-3) Paid $37.20; $2 Quinella (1-3) Paid $16.60; $2 Trifecta Finish Time: 1:11.98 (1-3-5) Paid $638.00; $2 Pick 3 (2-1-1) 3 Correct Paid $37.00; $2 Daily Trainer: Gary Contessa. Owner: Winning Move Stable. Double (1-1) Paid $16.80 B. g. 7 Pulpit-In Conference, Dayjur. Bred by Ogden Mills Phipps (Ky). 5th. 5 Furlongs. 2YO. NY Bred. MSW. Purse $56,000. $2 Exacta 2-12 $116.00; $2 Trifecta 2-12-5 $349.50; $2 Double (11-2) 2 Lookin At Her Velasquez C 11.40 5.10 3.30 $128.00; $2 Pick 3 (12-11-2) $211.50; $2 Pick 4 (2,4,6-9,12-1-5,7,9,12- 5NIQUE 7 Vinnie Van Go Sanchez J 4.20 3.10 11-2) $510.00; $2 Pick 6 (2-9-2,4,6-9,12-1-5,7,9,12-11-2) 6 correct paid $20,869.00, 5 correct paid $218.00. 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Thursday, July 24, 2008 11 New Deputy Pletcher’s righthand man Barry helps bring ‘Bullion’ to feature by brian nadeau sanford stakes preview The grass looks like it’s been Thursday, July 24 groomed by Vidal Sassoon. The walk- ing ring could pass for a scale replica of “I grew up in Limerick, so Saratoga the main track’s oval. The shedrow has is not really a place I was too familiar fewer rocks than your swimming pool. with and really didn’t know too much Little has changed this year at Todd about before I got here,” Barry said. “I Pletcher’s Barn 62 near the Oklahoma love it here so far but I’m trying to treat training track – with one exception. it as just another location.” Tristan Barry has arrived at the Spa As calm as Saratoga Lake on a mild to serve as the six-time meet-leading summer morning, Barry is easing into trainer’s top assistant. He fills the role his first full summer in Saratoga while previously held by Seth Benzel, who trying not to be overwhelmed about a ventured out on his own. town that can be as much about the so- Tod Marks Barry oversaw the majority of Pletch- cial scene as it is about the horses. Desert Party runs in the Sanford for trainer Eoin Harty and Darley Stable. er’s stock on the Kentucky circuit the “I’m glad to be here for the meet past several seasons, and after the barn but it’s just part of the job,” Barry said. From a maiden in June to a Grade II races at Churchill, so we expect him to didn’t start a horse on Opening Day, “I’ve been to Belmont a lot of times and contender in late July – such is the life of run well here.” he’ll be thrown into the fire today, over- have dealt with a lot of horses in South an early season 2-year-old. Owned by Starlight Partners, Bul- seeing a 2-year-old maiden in the fifth Florida that are Saratoga horses, so I’m Contention in the $150,000 Sanford lion Cache gets the services of John Ve- race and the improving Bullion Cache just trying to take everything in stride.” does not run as deep as it might nor- lazquez and is not the typical Pletcher in the featured Grade II Sanford Stakes. As is Bullion Cache, a grand-looking mally, so Barry looks forward to seeing 2-year-old. While the majority of the Barry, 33, grew up in Ireland and son of Seeking The Gold who broke his how Bullion Cache handles the next barn’s stakes runners are precocious has risen through the ranks in his nine maiden at Churchill in his second career logical step. and have sprinter/miler pedigrees, Bul- years with Pletcher, plying his trade start. After running third in his debut, “The 2-year-old crop at the moment lion Cache’s script figures to be written at and Keeneland. Bullion Cache put things together June is looking for someone to take it over, when he gets to stretch his legs this fall. Though Saratoga offers all a horseman 25, sprinting to a controlled early lead so we’ll see if we can get it done,” Barry “He looks like he’s waiting for more could want, it’s not common dinner ta- and drawing off through the stretch to said. “He’s doing well and he’s done ground but has always put forth a top ble conversation back home. take the 5-furlong dash by 2 1/2 lengths. nothing wrong so far. He had two good See sanford page 13

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Thursday, July 24, 2008 13 Ward aims for Spa with bigger stable Sanford entrant scratches with fever by John PanAgot mepage for today’s renewal of the Grade II Sanford. However, the 6-furlong If you’ve got ’em, you better bring stakes will lose the colt that owns not ’em to Saratoga. only the field’s highest speed figure, but Trainer Wesley Ward will bring ’em. also the highest numbers of the 2008 ju- Horses that is. With a stable of 27 at venile division. Saratoga this summer, 1984’s Eclipse “He’s a little under the weather,” Award-winning apprentice jockey is set Ward said as he stood next to the colt’s to improve significantly on the eight to- stall outside the Oklahoma training tal starters he saddled at the 2007 meet- track. “This morning we came in and ing. for the first time in his whole life he left “Last year, (the Saratoga runners), a little feed . . . we took his tempera- were stabled at Belmont,” Ward said. ture and he’s got 104. We’re going to go Ward, better known for his work in ahead and probably scratch him. It’s too California, Florida and Kentucky, will bad but if that is the worst thing that pop onto the New York scene from time happens to him, we’re lucky.” Matt Goins to time. He enjoyed success during the When asked about this rest of this Speedy filly One Hot Wish gave trainer Wesley Ward a victory atK eeneland in 2007. He tries to build recently completed meet, year’s crop of 2-year-olds in Saratoga, on last year’s 1-for-8 Saratoga mark. winning four races from just 10 run- Ward mentioned his filly Mine All Mine ners. With a large crew now at the Spa, who makes her fourth career start in to- here July 10 followed by a swift breeze he will be doing more than dropping by day’s fifth, a 5 1/2-furlong sprint over July 17 at the same distance. in 2008. the main track. The bay daughter of Be- Asked about the potential of the Ward’s 2-year-old filly One Hot Wish long To Me is winless in her three career recent storms continuing, as buckets scorched the Keeneland track in her starts but is showing signs of advanc- of rain fell off the barn awning, Ward debut last year, setting a North Ameri- ing. smiled. can record for 4 1/2 furlongs in a blaz- “She is a real nice filly,” Ward said. “She loves the mud,” he said. “To- ing 48.87 seconds, and Ward has had “She’s really talented, has been training night I’m going to go out dancing with continued success with his juveniles in fantastic.” a bunch of Indian girls.” 2008. Fantastic is right, Mine All Mine’s Doing a rain dance at Saratoga? The trainer had entered Notonthesa- work tab includes a 5-furlong bullet Ward’s fitting in already.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008 15 6th (3:49) 5 1/2 Furlongs. Turf. F&M. 3&Up. Clm 35,000. Purse $33,000. 1 1 Happens in Vegas...... Hill C...... Contessa Gary...... 10-1 thursday’s Entries 1A MTO Bet the Diva...... Coa E M...... Contessa Gary...... 10-1 Thursday, July 24. Post Time 1 p.m. Entries with program number, 2 3 My Anna Rose...... Dominguez R A..... Sciacca Gary...... 12-1 post position, jockey, trainer, and morning-line odds. 2B 7 Odetta One...... Berrios Cruz J...... Sciacca Gary...... 12-1 3 2 Smartgabrielle...... Maragh R...... Levine Bruce...... 9-2 4 4 Frozen Prospect...... Velasquez C...... Rice Linda...... 6-1 1st (1:00) The Ninepins Novice. 2 1/16 Miles. Hurdle. 4&Up. 5 5 Spin Move...... Bridgmohan S X.... Casse Mark...... 3-1 Purse $70,000. 6 6 Karakorum Playmate.. Desormeaux K J.... Odintz Jeff...... 7-2 1 1 Sparkled...... Walsh R...... Sheppard Jonathan...12-1 7 8 Flibberjibit...... Leparoux J R...... Maker Michael...... 8-1 2 2 Look At Him...... Hodsdon D...... Sheppard Jonathan.....6-1 8 9 Easy Ashley...... Trujillo E...... Ward Wesley...... 8-1 3 3 Seer...... Aizpuru X...... Fisher Jack...... 6-1 9 10 Soul Violins...... Prado E S...... Galluscio Dominic.. 15-1 4 4 C R’s Deputy...... Rafter C...... Hendriks Ricky...... 4-1 10 MTO Fuzzieo...... Coa E M...... Iadisernia G...... 8-1 5 5 Swagger Stick...... Dowling W...... Fisher Jack...... 20-1 11 MTO Tempest Storm...... Albarado R J...... Stall Jr Al...... 6-1 6 6 Discreet Charmer...... Young P J...... Fout Doug...... 15-1 12 MTO Decorated Court...... Morales S...... Callejas Bernardo...12-1 7 7 Spy in the Sky...... McVicar L...... Day Jimmy...... 5-2 13 MTO Abby Morgan...... Velasquez C...... Dutrow Anthony...... 7-2 8 8 Dynaski...... Whelan P...... Voss Tom...... 6-1 A-Coupled: Happens in Vegas and Bet the Diva 9 C9 aSlipn Awaycelle...... McCarrond – MSO O...... VossFT Tom TURF...... 5-1 B-Coupled: My Anna Rose and Odetta One Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, Pick 3 (1-3), Daily Double Exacta, Trifecta, Pick 3 (6-8), Grand Slam (6-9), Daily Double

7th (4:23) 6 1/2 Furlongs. 3&Up. Alw/Opt Clm 75,000. Purse $71,000. 2nd (1:35) 5 Furlongs. Fillies. NY bred. 2YO. MSW. Purse $56,000. 1 1 Knights Cross...... Velasquez C...... Kenneally Eddie...... 6-1 1 1 Not a Peep...... Prado E S...... Bush Tom...... 3-1 2 2 Kaper Lake...... Hill C...... Peitz Daniel C...... 20-1 2 2 Tough But Fair...... Castellano J J...... Schwartz Scott...... 12-1 3 3 Street Magician...... Dominguez R A..... Trombetta Michael....6-1 3 3 Stunning Electra...... Bridgmohan S X.... Asmussen Steve...... 9-2 4 4 Callmetony...... Prado E S...... Levine Bruce...... 3-1 4 4 Tomorrows Roses...... Espinoza J L...... Barbara Robert...... 6-1 5 5 Visionaire...... Garcia Alan...... Matz Michael...... 6-1 5 5 Red Seven...... Dominguez R A..... Dutrow Anthony...... 5-2 6 6 Temecula Creek...... Castellano J J...... Frankel Bobby...... 8-1 6 6 Dorothy’s Essense...... Sanchez J...... Contessa Gary...... 6-1 7 7 Roi Maudit...... Desormeaux K J.... Mott Bill...... 5-2 7 7 Imthequeenofqueens. Coa E M...... Albertrani Thomas... 10-1 8 8 Out of Gwedda...... Albarado R J...... Badgett Billy...... 20-1 8 8 Lilly of Paradise...... Bermudez J E...... Schettino Dom...... 20-1 9 9 Loose Leaf...... Luzzi M J...... McPeek Ken...... 12-1 Exacta, Quinella, Trifecta, Superfecta, Pick 3 (2-4), Pick 4 (2-5), Daily Double Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, Pick 3 (7-9), Pick 4 (7-10), Daily Double

3rd (2:08) 6 Furlongs. Fillies. 3YO. Clm 20,000. Purse $35,000. 8th (4:57) 5 1/2 Furlongs. Turf. F&M. 3&Up. Allow. Purse $67,000. 1 8 Gentle Gale...... Velazquez J R...... Frankel Bobby...... 5-2 1 1 Aunt Marge...... Hill C...... Martin Carlos...... 7-2 1A MTO Loving Vindication...... Maragh R...... Frankel Bobby ...... 5-2 2 2 My Luckey Penney.....Coa E M...... Contessa Gary...... 12-1 2 9 Choosing (IRE)...... Desormeaux K J.... Mott Bill...... 8-1 3 3 French Song...... Leparoux J R...... Maker Michael...... 10-1 2B MTO Freakstein...... Maragh R...... Mott Bill...... 8-1 4 4 Hanna Banana...... Velazquez J R...... Alexander Frank...... 12-1 3 1 Follow My Dream...... Espinoza J L...... O’Brien Colum...... 30-1 5 5 Classy Concern...... Morales S...... Reynolds Pat...... 9-2 4 2 Moroccan Affair...... Garcia Alan...... Clement Christophe... 12-1 6 6 Goretty...... Prado E S...... Brown Bruce...... 5-2 5 3 Positive Prospect...... Maragh R...... DiPrima Gregory...... 7-2 7 7 Peleliu...... Trujillo E...... Ward Wesley...... 6-1 6 4 Michele the Great...... Velasquez C...... Donk David...... 10-1 8 8 Climb to the Stars...... Espinoza J L...... DiSanto Glenn...... 20-1 7 5 Quiet Meadow...... Chavez J F...... Zito Nick...... 20-1 9 9 Last Boat Home...... Velasquez C...... Domino Carl...... 12-1 8 6 Viva La View...... Coa E M...... Abreu Reynaldo...... 15-1 Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, Pick 3 (3-5), Daily Double 9 7 Aidan...... Leparoux J R...... Lukas Wayne...... 20-1 10 10 Amanyara...... Trujillo E...... Ward Wesley...... 12-1 4th (2:41) 1 1/16 Miles. Turf. F&M. NY bred. 3&Up. MSW. Purse $57,000. 11 11 Locata...... Dominguez R A..... Motion Graham...... 6-1 12 12 Higher Incentive...... Prado E S...... Contessa Gary...... 12-1 1 9 Spa Princess...... Arboleda A...... Ubillo Rodrigo...... 10-1 13 AE Karakorum Elektra...... Garcia Alan...... Rice Linda...... 5-1 1A MTO Vladimira...... Arboleda A...... Ubillo Rodrigo...... 10-1 14 MTO Rizzi’s Twist...... Dominguez R A..... Levine Bruce...... 7-2 2 1 Seven in a Row...... Sanchez J...... Lostritto Joseph.....15-1 A-Coupled: Gentle Gale and Loving Vindication 3 2 Shirley Law...... Samyn J L...... Matties Gregg...... 20-1 B-Coupled: Choosing (IRE) and Freakstein 4 3 Fair Game...... Velasquez C...... Serpe Phil...... 5-1 Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, Pick 3 (8-10), Daily Double 5 4 Western Decision...... Coa E M...... Parboo Bisnath...... 8-1 6 5 Sachia...... Morales S...... Dunham Bob...... 30-1 9th (5:31) The Sanford (Gr. II). 6 Furlongs. 2YO. Purse $150,000. 7 6 My Time of Day...... Berrios Cruz J...... Hertler John...... 30-1 1 1 Officer Ipod...... Dominguez R A..... Dutrow Anthony.....10-1 8 7 Better Than Swiss...... Velazquez J R...... Albertrani Thomas....2-1 2 2 Dagnabit...... Velasquez C...... Dutrow Jr Richard....4-1 9 8 Bella Cherokee...... Dominguez R A..... Ferraro James...... 7-2 3 3 Desert Party...... Prado E S...... Harty Eoin...... 6-1 10 10 Tom and Dicks Girl.....Prado E S...... Jerkens James...... 6-1 4 4 Notonthesamepage....Trujillo E...... Ward Wesley...... 6-5 11 MTO Depose the Cat...... Berrios Cruz J...... Bond James...... 8-1 5 5 Bullion Cache...... Velazquez J R...... Pletcher Todd...... 12-1 6 6 Vineyard Haven...... Castellano J J...... Frankel Bobby...... 5-1 12 MTO Worth a Shot...... Berrios Cruz J...... Corrao James...... 15-1 7 7 Phosphorescent...... Albarado R J...... Romans Dale...... 15-1 13 MTO Scott’s Choice...... Garcia Alan...... McLaughlin Kiaran...3-1 Exacta, Trifecta, Daily Double A-Coupled: Spa Princess and Vladimira Exacta, Quinella, Trifecta, Superfecta Pick 3 (4-6), Daily Double 10th (6:04) 1 1/8 Miles. 3&Up. Clm 20,000. Purse $36,000. 1 6 Solid Strike...... Sanchez J...... Contessa Gary...... 10-1 5th (3:15) 5 1/2 Furlongs. Fillies. 2YO. MSW. Purse $62,000. 1A 10 Debating...... Coa E M...... Contessa Gary...... 10-1 1 6 Market At Midday...... Dominguez R A..... Pletcher Todd A...... 5-2 2 1 King Mobay...... Velazquez J R...... Aro Michael...... 10-1 1A 9 Smarty Marty...... Velasquez C...... Pletcher Todd...... 5-2 3 2 River Mountain Rd.....Carr D...... Iorio Jr Sal...... 15-1 2 1 Venado...... Garcia Alan...... Kimmel John...... 8-1 4 3 Slade...... Desormeaux K J.... Jacobson David...... 7-2 3 2 Selective...... Bridgmohan S X.... Asmussen Steve...... 8-1 5 4 Commodore Way...... Dominguez R A..... Klesaris Steve...... 3-1 4 3 Siren Serenade...... Velazquez J R...... McGaughey Shug.....5-1 6 5 Touchdown Kid...... Rodriguez R R...... D’Alessandro Ralph... 12-1 5 4 Imandra...... Coa E M...... Badgett Billy...... 20-1 7 7 Hawkinsville...... Trujillo E...... Ward Wesley...... 9-2 6 5 Foxy Bailey...... Albarado R J...... Romans Dale...... 4-1 8 8 Fit Faze...... Maragh R...... Persaud Randi...... 8-1 9 9 Final Story...... Luzzi M J...... Jerkens Steven...... 8-1 7 7 Cats...... Prado E S...... Lukas Wayne...... 8-1 10 11 Bad Boy Rising...... Flores Jeremias..... Huertas Nirka...... 50-1 8 8 Mine All Mine...... Trujillo E...... Ward Wesley...... 7-2 11 12 Gold to Go...... Leparoux J R...... Lukas Wayne...... 20-1 A-Coupled: Market At Midday and Smarty Marty A-Coupled: Solid Strike and Debating Exacta, Trifecta, Pick 3 (5-7), Pick 6 (5-10), Daily Double Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta

16 Thursday, July 24, 2008 the grid Sallee Pete Sean Brian John Horse Vans Race # Fornatale Clancy Nadeau Panagot 1-800-967-VANS 1 Steeplechase race cancelled due to soft turf (772) 260-2586 Not A Peep Red Seven Not A Peep Not A Peep 2 Red Seven Stunning Electra Tomorrows Roses Imthequeenofqueens Imthequeenofqueens Not A Peep Stunning Electra Red Seven Goretty Classy Concern French Song Goretty 3 My Luckey Penney French Song Goretty Peleliu Classy Concern Peleliu Classy Concern Aunt Marge Tom And Dicks Girl Spa Princess Spa Princess Scott’s Choice 4 Better Than Swiss Scott’s Choice Better Than Swiss Fair Game Bella Cherokee Depose The Cat Bella Cherokee Spa Princess Market At Midday Foxy Bailey Market At Midday Mine All Mine Selective Market At Midday Cats Market At Midday we are closer to you! 5 Siren Sererade Siren Serenade Siren Serenade Cats Spin Move Tempest Storm Tempest Storm Soul Violins Frozen Prospect Decorated Court Easy Ashley Tempest Storm 6 Smartgabrielle Spin Move Spin Move Abby Morgan Weekly Specials Roi Maudit Street Magician Street Magician Roi Maudit Subs & Sandwiches Loose Leaf Knights Cross Roi Maudit Temecula Creek Hot & Fresh Food To Go 7 Delicious Coffee Temecula Creek Roi Maudit Out Of Gwedda Callmetony Ice Cream & Snacks Gentle Gale Rizzi’s Twist Loving Vindication Michele The Great Groceries Locata Choosing Gentle Gale Freakstein Fresh Milk & Dairy Products 8 Michele The Great Locata Choosing Aidan Gas & ATM Vineyard Haven Dagnabit Bullion Cache Desert Party Desert Party Bullion Cache Desert Party Vineyard Haven 9 Dagnabit Vineyard Haven Vineyard Haven Dagnabit Hawkinsville River Mountain Rd Slade Slade King Mobay Final Story River Mountain Rd Hawkinsville 10 Final Story Hawkinsville Touchdown Kid Commodore Way

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you don’t know Elvis Trujillo, you will by the end of the meet. Maybe SPIN MOVE will get run off her feet just enough to have to stalk in this spot, thursday’s analysis allowing her first-run if the speed caves. Though 1-for-20, ODETTA ONE RACE 1: Steeplechase race cancelled due to soft turf. First post for Thurs- but she usually shows up for a slice if she gets some pace to run at. MTO: day is now 1:35 p.m. Race to be re-carded Wednesday, July 30. Tempest Storm, Fuzzieo, Soul Violins.

Race 2: NOT A PEEP was bet down to 5-2 at Belmont Park and then Race 7: Finally the type of race Saratoga is known for – an allowance that endured a nightmare trip to finish fourth in one of the fastest 2-year-old lures a stakes-quality field. STREET MAGICIAN has been away for more dashes this spring; long-gone with a clean break. Judging by her a.m. trials than 13 months but Mike Trombetta didn’t ship him here for the water. ROI TOMORROWS ROSES has some early zip, never a bad thing in a 5-furlong MAUDIT started putting things together last fall and can excused for his sprint at the Spa. STUNNING ELECTRA bobbled at the break and finished fourth in a sloppy stakes at Gulfstream in January; Bill Mott is deadly with third behind Schuylerville runner Ouchy Night. Tab that one’s Wednesday these types of returnees. OUT OF GWEDDA ran well at Belmont, his first Pentwater performance to get a little more insight. start in nearly eight months, and Billy Badgett adds blinkers, which has been a potent angle for the barn. Race 3: Mike Maker hits at about 30 percent so there’s a good chance Partners, FRENCH SONG will move up several lengths off the claim. GORETTY loves Race 8: About time for a turf sprint. GENTLE GALE is going to be a ri- to win, as her 5-for-12 record indicates; she’s not averse to packing it in if diculously short price but I can’t beat her; well-bred daughter of Storm Cat things don’t line up, as two drubbings by 25-plus lengths show. Throw a looks tough to deny from short range. CHOOSING probably needed that llc dart at which one you get today. CLASSY CONCERN might sit a good trip first start in the States and it’s not like she ran poorly; looms at the main and can factor if she keeps up her recent Belmont form. danger with that start under her belt. LOCATA didn’t beat much in her debut at Delaware Park, but she did it the right way, so she’s not out of this with Private Equity & Race 4: BETTER THAN SWISS rates a slight edge based on her two route further improvement. MTO: Loving Vindication, Rizzi’s Twist, Freakstein. tries downstate; they’re essentially paired-up figures, often a sign of a com- Advisory Services ing breakthrough. BELLA CHEROKEE stretches out off of two solid turf Race 9: Not the usual Sanford firepower, but an intriguing renewal none- sprints; if she can duplicate that form going long she’ll be tough. TOM AND theless. After seeing his debut I thought BULLION CACHE was a horse DICKS GIRL got no help from the outside post, but she ran well in her turf begging to stretch out, so he should love the move to 6 furlongs today. 205401 North North MichiganMichigan AvenueAvenue debut and is eligible to move forward. MTO: Spa Princess, Scott’s Choice, Mom would have been a star if she wasn’t derailed as a 2-year-old. DESERT Shirley Law. PARTY was seemingly anointed the next coming after his maiden win at SuiteSuite 29504310 Arlington Park. He might need longer to get up, but he’s one to watch down Chicago, IL 6061160601 Race 5: MARKET AT MIDDAY chased Collegiate in a quick maiden dash the road. VINEYARD HAVEN was a private purchase after his fast Calder that saw runner-up Softly Spoken win next-out. CATS was a gate scratch debut score and reminds me of Midas Eyes. June 22 at Churchill Downs but has come back to post three quick drills; dam is a full to Fusaichi Pegasus. I tend not to read too much into what may Race 10: David Jacobson reaching out for Kent Desormeaux has to mean (312) 925-4397 (or may not) have influenced a jockey’s decision, but John Velazquez went SLADE is ready to roll off the claim. In for under the claiming price, but to SIREN SERENADE; the barn isn’t known for first-out success, so maybe that’s a regular move for the trainer. RIVER MOUNTAIN RD has won three it’s best to tab this gal for her second start later in the meet. straight at the Finger Lakes and might get overlooked; also might get set Thomas H. Pearson up with some quick fractions up front. TOUCHDOWN KID will take them as Managing Director Race 6: Sometimes the turf dashes are so short main-track form can get far as he can on the lead. the job done, so we’ll try EASY ASHLEY, who just might forget to stop; if – Brian Nadeau

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Thursday, July 24, 2008 19 20 Thursday, July 24, 2008 Reality Bytes “It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there Woody, and I’m wear- Don’t worry, the backward letters lasted less than ing Milk-Bone underwear.” THE OUTSIDE RAIL 24 hours and all is right with the world at Parting – Norm Peterson, Cheers regular Glass Racing – and the window. After my two stints with Tom and Margaret, I re- One apartment has no electricity. Another has no cruited another friend of The Special for Internet – beds. The office has no Internet or television. We need By Joe Clancy staff writer Karen Johnson. She probably had no idea to have a distribution meeting. We need to have an this would be her responsibility but we needed a late- editorial meeting. We need to have an advertising- night option for sending files to the printer and Parting sales meeting. We need to have a meeting about pretty Glass Racing does not keep the same hours as the ac- much everything. It’s raining. I’m hungry. The ceiling tual Parting Glass. By chance, Karen lives right around fell in on my clothes at my first apartment (old news the corner from our office. I drove there first, then re- by now). I haven’t been to the track. Brian slept on the alized I was less than a block away when I pulled into floor last night. Jamie and John stretched an extension her driveway. The wireless worked great, I was online cord out the back window to their upstairs apartment. in seconds and the files were sent in minutes – one My Blackberry keeps running out of juice. . . Tom: “OK, great.” batch at about 8:30 p.m. and one at about 10:15. Not But we have a newspaper. Tom (after about two minutes of silence): “How bad, considering all the obstacles. Thanks for the help, Welcome to year eight of The Special. The first edi- come I don’t have the number?” Karen, and thanks for the Internet, Karen’s landlord. tion made it to the street yesterday and managed not Probably because Margaret didn’t give it to him, We’ll do it all over again here in a few hours. to simply become a sponge or rainhat or miniature but oh well. A bed just showed up for Brian and I swear I just sailboat. One down, 31 to go. Well, if you’re reading Great people and great glimpse at working in Sara- saw a National Grid van headed this way . . . and to this, two down, 30 to go. toga – everything in a hurry, nothing quite as orga- someone else’s problem. You should see the process. We’re set up in one of nized as it should be, deadlines all around. On my first “Good night, Mr. Peterson.” the town’s greatest houses – wraparound porch, pock- session in the office, Tom and Margaret were trying to et doors, a staircase that would make Scarlett O’Hara figure out why the sign guy hadn’t shown up yet. He envious, those big radiators like your grandparents was supposed to be there Monday to put letters on the used to have, twin fireplaces, a two-headed shower, window and didn’t show (maybe he was wherever our huge old windows that rumble when you open them. cable guy is right now). It’s great. But nobody knew we were going to be here A few hours later Tuesday afternoon, I went back until Monday morning after the ceiling caved in on to the office for some more Internet and the sign guy one apartment and the Saratoga rental shuffle began. had been there – much to Tom’s delight. Move, switch, change, carry, drive. We’ve done it all Sitting in the office, Tom pointed out the letters. and still managed to print a newspaper (now two “Don’t they look great?” he said. hopefully). “Sure, those are nice,” I answered – looking at the Tuesday afternoon I used the Internet at Parting the five decks of gray type: Glass Racing’s office on Henry Street. Tom and Mar- • Horse Racing Partnerships garet get the first star of the meet for offering up the • Racing Stable Management space, the wi-fi and the comic relief. They probably • Broodmare Partnership wouldn’t mind, so if you’ve got nothing to do head • Appraisals down there and just watch/listen for a while (great air • Auction Sales conditioning and they’re within walking distance of Then he started laughing and I got the joke. The every type of food in the world). lines read perfectly – from inside the office. Appar- Margaret (about a client who needed tickets or ently as stressed as the rest of us, the sign guy put the something): “I’ll call him and let him know we have letters on the wrong side of the window. them.” From the street, the type was backward and pretty Tom: “Should I call him, would that be better?” much unreadable unless you are severely dyslexic and/ Margaret: “Yeah, look like a hero, call him your- or standing on your head while squinting through Mr. self.” Magoo’s glasses. Even the Internet wouldn’t help you read these words.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008 21 22 Thursday, July 24, 2008 What Brown can do Nineteen years ago, Chad Brown clutched a pro- CUP OF COFFEE “I was always where he wasn’t, and that was fine, gram and a pen and begged for autographs from Sara- but sooner or later I want to be at Saratoga. I want to toga jockeys. Brown and his parents would make their be at Belmont. This is where I’m from, I had to make annual trips from their home in Mechanicville and this move,” Brown said. “You never really feel like 9-year-old Brown would pester Mike Smith, Chris Ant- By Sean Clancy you’re ready but it was time, there was an opportunity. ley, Robbie Davis and any jockey who walked past for Frankel gave me good recommendations, he helped me a signature. In between autographs, Brown told his dad with owners, I still talk to him all the time. He likes to he’d run a horse at Saratoga one day. Nine years old, see young guys do good.” the boy had a plan. Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey and the Wests sup- He left out the win part. ported Brown’s leap of faith, sending him decent horses Nine months after opening a public stable, Chad that gave him instant creditability. Brown, 29, saddled his first horse at Saratoga. “I got lucky to work with some very good people, Gary and Mary West’s Star Player did the rest, win- berto Ascanio. What doesn’t kill you makes you stron- the luckiest thing was when Frankel took me in and ning the opener, an off-the-turf starter allowance for ger. sent me to Hollywood Park to work with Humberto,” Brown’s first win at Saratoga. At the end of the day, “Frankel told me to shadow him for six months and Brown said. “Things changed, I started to see things at Brown stood under the awning outside the racing of- then I could come back east. They were doing well for a different level. He taught me how to deal with Bobby, fice while the rain picked up momentum. As his wife decades so when a new guy comes in, they could be a he said, ‘Be honest with this guy, get the bad news out Terrell, very pregnant, headed for cover, Brown dug his little territorial,” Brown said. “Humberto said to me, right away, just tell him.’ ” hands deep into a Belmont Stakes pullover and gazed ‘What do you want? You’re here all day. You follow us There was no bad news on Wednesday. across the rain-soaked paddock and picnic area. Brown around. Go home.’ I said, ‘I Just want to know what seemed a long way from collecting autographs and of- you know. That’s it.’ ” fering his father a million-to-one prediction. Ascanio never let up. “A lot of planning, a lot of hard work, a lot of luck,” “He said, ‘I’m going to work you to death.’ They Brown said. “It’s deep water. Honestly going in if I could tried killing me, but they couldn’t,” Brown said. “I just win one race, I’d be happy. To be honest. I’m relieved to kept working and eventually he started trusting me get one out of the way.” with stuff – once I was OK with Humberto, I was OK Saratoga is Brown’s local track. He worked at the with everyone else. We became close. I wouldn’t be here harness track during summer vacations, back when without Humberto and Frankel.” they were the only horses in Saratoga. Thoroughbreds Brown manned an artery of Frankel’s eastern divi- came for the month of August. That’s all. Brown went sion and it worked. They got along, and most impor- to Cornell but then decided to abandon the veterinarian tantly, they won races. The protege saddled the men- path and began his Thorougbred trek with Shug Mc- tor’s Ginger Punch to win the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Gaughey before landing an assistant’s job with Bobby Monmouth last fall and was flying free the next day. Frankel about five years ago. With Frankel’s blessing, Brown traded in his assistant The Hall of Famer enlisted Brown in a six-month license badge for the real thing, hanging his blue web- Tod Marks course of California training with his assistant Hum- bings and buckets. Chad Brown got his first career Saratoga win Wednesday.

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