From the beginning, the talent of Palace Malice looked unmistakable to trainer Todd Pletcher. Only the Dogwood Stable colt's development and maturation took time.
The 87th running of the prestigious Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney, one of North America's premier races for older males, will headline a day of world class thoroughbred racing and special events at Saratoga Race Course.
Fans on track Whitney Day will have the chance to win a unique viewing experience.
Dual Grade 1 winner Sweet Reason is back for more on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course when she headlines the 89th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.
Two races before Palace Malice competes in the Grade 1 Whitney as the morning-line favorite, Palace will return to his best distance in the 30th edition of the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap.
Dayatthespa and Big Blue Kitten, two familiar faces from the barn of Mechanicville, N.Y. native Chad Brown, head the respective fields for the Fasig-Tipton De La Rose and the Lure, two $100,000 turf races on the Grade 1 Whitney undercard.
Reigning Saratoga Race Course champion trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Javier Castellano will sign autographs to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation on Sunday, August 3 as part of Fasig-Tipton's Festival of Racing.
Friday, August 1
Races: 3, 7, 8, 9
Thursday, July 31
Races: 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10
Wednesday, July 30
Races: 6, 7, 9, 10
Monday, July 28
Races: 6, 7, 8
Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, August 2, 2014
Race 3, All 2-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles, turf, 2:02 p.m.
Race 5, All 2-year-olds, six furlongs, dirt, 3:06 p.m.
Forbes’ Firsters for Sunday, July 27, 2014
Race 1, 2-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 miles, turf, 1 p.m.
Race 3, 2-year-old fillies, six furlongs, dirt, 2:02 p.m.
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