Here and There in Saratoga--August 24, 2001

By Sean Clancy
From The Saratoga Special, reprinted with permission

"All I want is a jock who will ride smart in the beginning and aggressively at
the end. How hard is that?"--Trainer Tim Keefe, who runs Strike Zone in the last race on Saturday

"Horse. Big Horse."--Pinkerton at the Union Avenue crossing as Point Given headed his way

"My strategy was, I usually ran out the door when they were in the paddock
and watched it at home."--Former NYRA racing office employee Pete McGivney on making sure he saw the Travers

Linda Ramsdell sent us this one from rail on the Oklahoma:
"A couple sets of Phipps horses had just come onto the track, looking up
toward the barns all you could see were gorgeous horses all over the track.
'That's what I‚m going to picture when I'm on my deathbed . . . ' was

"Let's go to Siro's."--8-year-old Ryan Clancy after hitting a show parlay on Monday

"I was in everybody's pockets but my own."--Pat Day after a rough trip

Name of the Day:
Under The Rug (eighth race). By Lord at War out of Sweepings.

By The Numbers: 10
Number of issues remaining of The Saratoga Special (What are you going to do at Belmont?)

Friday: Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. High around 77. Winds north 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Friday night: Clear. Low near 55. Calm winds.
Travers Saturday (24 hours): Sunny. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 50s.
Sunday (24 hours): Sunny. Highs in the low 80s and lows near 60.
Monday (24 hours): Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Highs near 80 and lows in the low 60s.

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