Here and There in Saratoga--Saturday, Sept. 1

By Sean Clancy
From The Saratoga Special, reprinted with permission

"He's doing great. He has lots of girlfriends."--Trainer Paco Gonzalez about retired race horse and present stud Free House

"When I was younger I used to torture myself more."--Patrick Biancone about running Mayakovsky in the Hopeful

Quote of the Day (Not!):
Special:"Aaron, I got a question for you."
Gryder: "Can I get the quote of the day?"
Special: "You might."
Gryder: "Always have a chance if you're asking a question, right."
Special: "Right. What's Say Florida Sandy like?"
Gryder: "But he's scratched."
Special: "Damn."
Gryder: "I guess I'm not getting the quote of the day."

"He's done it the hard way. Grinding, grinding, grinding."--Aaron Gryder about $1.64 million earner Say Florida Sandy

Name of the Day:
Psychic (sixth race). By Valid Expectations out of The Lady's Unreal

Today: Partly cloudy with a few showers. High around 73. Winds northwest 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Tonight: Clear. Low near 47. Winds mostly west to northewest less than 5 mph..
Sunday (24 hours): Sunny. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 40s.
Monday (24 hours): Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 50s.
Shipping Day (24 hours): Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

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