Here and There in Saratoga--Monday, August 20, 2001

By Sean Clancy
From The Saratoga Special, reprinted with permission

About the "worth repeating": We don't mean to make Toadie Taylor, Dennie McCabe and a few others famous by quoting them everyday. It's just we know them the best and they're fairly open with the one-liners. Have something funny to say? Look for the guy with the backpack.

Worth Repeating:
"She just looks like she goes funny."--Owner Lee Lewis as his horse galloped past.
"Lee, that's not funny. That's bad."Trainer Mark Hennig, in response

"It's all right. That's why I get paid in the afternoon."--Jockey Jorge Chavez, covered in mud after a morning breeze

"What interview do you want? The 'Oh, we're just happy to be here, we hope we get a little piece.' Or do you want the, 'We're going to kick butt'. "Trainer Dan Peitz the day before the Alabama

Monday: Variably cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High around 78. Winds southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch. Higher amounts possible in some storms.
Monday night: Variably cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. Low near 64. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Tuesday (24 hours): Partly cloudy. Skies becoming clear late. Highs in the low 80s and lows near 60.
Wednesday (24 hours): Sunny. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 50s.
Thursday (24 hours): Sunny. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 50s.

Name of the Day:
O K To Dance (Lake Placid). By With Approval out of the Green Dancer mare Kazumina. Runs off the tongue when making her late rally.

Did You Notice?
Tom Durkin announcing Win's Fair Lady, by her mother's name, hard-knocking stakes winner Win Crafty Lady. Old habits die hard.

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