Saratoga Memories 2012

The following are images from the 2012 Saratoga meeting.
All photos by Steve Haskin

 
Saratoga begins at Todd Pletcher's barn and his 2-year-old assault force, which sent out an amazing 23 individual winners.


As you can see, there is no more aesthetic environment at the Spa than Pletcher Paradise.


This hole in Archwarrior's stall is no accident (See next photo)


Archwarrior and his neighbor and buddy Welterweight have gnawed away at the wall so they can "visit" each other (See next photo)


Who knows what is discussed in their many conversations


Oklahoma in the morning, where the light is heavenly


Greentree section, a paradise for horses and horsemen that houses the powerful Godolphin and Darley horses


Horses and riders enjoy their own private training track


Alpha the morning before his dead-heat victory in the Travers


The brilliant Questing captured two grade I stakes at the meet


Another shot of Questing, who had jaws dropping in her spectacular romp in the Alabama Stakes


A typical morning scene at Saratoga


If you're driving on Union Avenue in the morning, expect several stops


The beauty and serenity of Claire Court


Shug McGaughey's dynamic duo of Point of Entry (far left) and Hymn Book (far right) share bathing time


McGaughey came up under Frank Whiteley and that means plenty of leg hosing for Point of Entry


Curlin Stakes winner Street Life will stick out his tongue for anyone. Thankfully, his injury in the Travers was not life-threatening


Oklahoma can be a bevy of activity, but it also provides its quiet moments


Bill Mott and Charlotte Weber embrace following To Honor and Serve's victory in the Woodward Stakes


Fort Larned the morning after winning the Whitney


A rider's view down the backstretch of Oklahoma training track


The Chief, Allen Jerkens, still raking out the sand pen


Poor Jackson Bend had an eventful and emotionally draining Spa meet, but is lucky to be alive as he heads for some well-deserved R&R


Whitney runner-up Ron the Greek never runs a bad race


Stay Thirsty prefers rakes to play toys

 
Emma's Encore gave Allen Jerkens a special gift -- a grade I victory at the Spa


Nonios schooling at the gate for the Travers


10 minutes from Saratoga you can visit an old friend, Belmont winner Touch Gold, at McMahon Thoroughbreds...


...And Breeders' Cup Classic winner Alphabet Soup, who just got finished rolling in the dirt.


Lenny Shulman's Labs take a dip in Saratoga Lake.

 

Please do not take, steal, borrow or use these photos without permission from Steve Haskin.

 

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