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Saratoga Race Course
July 26, 2006

Opening Day 2006 at Saratoga Race Course
They're off and running at the Spa!
They're off and running at the Spa!
City Snitch leaves the paddock prior to the fifth race.  Jockey:  Julien Leparoux
City Snitch leaves the paddock prior to the fifth race. Jockey: Julien Leparoux
City Snitch (Julien Leparoux up) breaks his maiden by over 11 lengths in the 5th race.  Trainer:  Patrick Biancone
City Snitch (Julien Leparoux up) breaks his maiden by over 11 lengths in the 5th race. Trainer: Patrick Biancone
Deep stretch it looks like the winner will be either I'm The Tiger (#2) or Spanish Chestnut (#8), but Awesome Twist (#1) will make a huge move up the rail to get up in the final yards. Jockey: Javier Castellano Trainer: John Kimmel
Deep stretch it looks like the 7th race winner will be either I'm The Tiger (#2) or Spanish Chestnut (#8), but Awesome Twist (#1) will make a huge move up the rail to get up in the final yards. Jockey: Javier Castellano Trainer: John Kimmel
Samsincharge (Pablo Fragoso up) flies home to win the Rogues Walk Stakes.  Trainer:  Heriberto Cedano
Samsincharge (Pablo Fragoso up) flies home to win the Rogues Walk Stakes.
Trainer: Heriberto Cedano
Chief Officer (Cornelio Velasquez up) in the post parade for the Schuylerville Stakes (G3).
Chief Officer (Cornelio Velasquez up) in the post parade for the Schuylerville Stakes (G3).
OK, #7 is Cotton Blossom and in a few minutes he will win the Schuylerville Stakes (G3), but can you take your eyes off the lead pony to even look at him?
OK, #7 is Cotton Blossom and in a few minutes he will win the Schuylerville Stakes (G3), but can you take your eyes off the lead pony to even look at him?
Race favorite Desire To Excel (Mike Smith up) in the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) post parade.
Race favorite Desire To Excel (Mike Smith up) in the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) post parade.
Cotton Blossom repulses a challenge from Desire To Excel and goes on to win the Schuylerville Stakes (G3). Jockey: John Velazquez Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Just a few yards short of the wire, Frances G passed out from heat exhaustion and dumped jockey Calvin Borel to the ground...
Just a few yards short of the wire, Frances G passed out from heat exhaustion and dumped jockey Calvin Borel to the ground...
Jockey Calvin Borel is shaken but uninjured by the spill...
Jockey Calvin Borel is shaken but uninjured by the spill...
A quick spray of water and Frances G pops up like a Jack-in-a-box!
A quick spray of water and Frances G pops up like a Jack-in-a-box!
2006 Schuylerville Stakes (G3) winner Cotton Blossom.  Jockey: John Velazquez Trainer: Todd Pletcher
2006 Schuylerville Stakes (G3) winner Cotton Blossom returns to be unsaddled.
Jockey: John Velazquez Trainer: Todd Pletcher
As jockeys John Velazquez and Garrett Gomez discuss the race, their mounts (Cotton Blossom and Audacious Chloe) check on the status of their fallen comrade, Frances G.
As jockeys John Velazquez and Garrett Gomez discuss the race, their mounts (Cotton Blossom and Audacious Chloe) check on the status of their fallen comrade, Frances G.
Frances G checks out OK...
Frances G checks out OK...
Frances G enjoys a refreshing shower...
enjoys a refreshing shower...
Frances G heads back to the barn after a trying afternoon.
and heads back to the barn to rest up after a trying afternoon.
Meanwhile, 2006 Schuylerville Stakes (G3) winner Cotton Blossom seems less than enthused about heading into the Winner's Circle for photos and interviews!
 
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