From The Saratoga Special, reprinted with permissionThink the jockeys are just dreaming out there? "The one horse warmed up like she didn't want to go. She was on the lead in the Lake George and didn't run her 'A race.' They warmed her up real light. They just jogged her up to the quarter pole, then walked. I said, 'They're going to try to take her back today. You got to watch all that stuff."--Richard Migliore, about the Lake Placid post parade. "It's a little like Europe. The horses actually relax going back and forth. I was fortunate enough to watch the jumpers for years and they're on those horses for an hour, hour-and-a-half sometimes. We're on them for an hour now and I think it's just fabulous." --James Bond, on training at his new private barnOverheard before the Albany:
"I like Reasonable Pete."
"Yeah, yeah, one of those Petes.""That could be my rat."--Trainer Leo O'Brien, as two bettors screamed, "Pass that rat" in an Ellis Park simulcastName of the Day:
Come On Now Sean (ninth race). What did you expect?What We Miss:
When they used to take an extra turn in the paddock for all the stakes.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. High near 79. Light South winds. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low near 62. Calm winds.
Friday (24 hours): Partly cloudy. Skies becoming clear late. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.
Saturday (24 hours): Partly cloudy. Skies becoming clear late. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.
Sunday (24 hours): Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.
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