By Sean Clancy
From The Saratoga Special, reprinted with permissionWorth RepeatingIn what looks to be a series:
"Your sister-in-law saved my butt. I guess that trip to the grocery store was a blessing."--Chip Miller on the last minute ride to the airport from Sam Clancy"A full page color add would do."--The Saratoga Special's new standard answer to "Can I do something for you?" "And we're still waiting for the second horse."--Announcer Tom Durkin after Summer Colony crossed the wire 32 lengths clear in Friday's sixth raceLate Nights in Saratoga:We'll protect the guilty and give them to you anonymously"What did it rain?"--Late night reveler and slow riser who spent all day Friday in Saratoga "You know you're doing good when you ask for a drink to go." --An evidently thirsty bar closerDid you notice?The two kids who occasionally show up sitting to the inside of the starting gate, usually in a six-furlong dirt race. Who are they anyway?The meet Raul Rojas is having. At our count, he's won five races at the session.All the cell phones in the paddock. Watching a trainer talk on a phone while walking with a jockey in the Saratoga paddock is about as bad as it gets.The saddle towel on Dancethruthedawn in the Queen's Plate. The middle R and U were mixed up. Made her name Dancethurthedawn. Now try to say that ten times fast.Weather:
Saturday: A mix of clouds and sun. High near 81. Winds west 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low near 60. Winds near calm.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a few showers. High around 80. Winds mainly west less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Sunday (24 hours): Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs near 80 and lows in the low 60s.
Monday (24 hours): Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms ending late. Highs in the mid 70s and lows near 60.Numbers:119--Horses who trained on the Oklahoma turf on MondayContact Sean Clancy via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 518-581-1947.