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Saratoga Race Course
August 5, 2006

Whitney Handicap (Grade 1) for Three Year Olds and Upward - 1 1/8 miles
Invasor (ARG) in the post parade before the Whitney Handicap (G1).  Jockey:  Fernando Jaro
Invasor (ARG) in the post parade before the Whitney Handicap (G1).
Jockey: Fernando Jaro
Flower Alley (John Velazquez up) in the post parade with the most beautiful lead pony in the world!
Flower Alley (John Velazquez up) in the post parade with the most beautiful lead pony in the world!
Sun King (Rafael Bejarano up) in the post parade before the Whitney Handicap (G1).
Sun King (Rafael Bejarano up) in the post parade before the Whitney Handicap (G1).
And they're off! The field breaks from the starting gate for the Whitney Handicap (G1).
One stride before the finish line, it could be a head bob to decide the winner between Sun King on the outside and Invasor (ARG) on the rail.
One stride before the finish line, it could be a head bob to decide the winner between Sun King on the outside and Invasor (ARG) on the rail.
Invasor (ARG) wins by a nose over Sun King, but there's still no quit in either horse.
Flower Alley finishes a disappointing seventh in the Whitney Handicap (G1).
West Virginia (Garrett Gomez up) returns to be unsaddled after finishing third in the Whitney Handicap (G1).
West Virginia (Garrett Gomez up) returns to be unsaddled after finishing third in the Whitney Handicap (G1).
We Can Seek (CHI) returns to be unsaddled after finishing fourth in the Whitney Handicap (G1).   Jockey:  Julien Leparoux
We Can Seek (CHI) returns to be unsaddled after finishing fourth in the Whitney Handicap (G1). Jockey: Julien Leparoux
Flower Alley returns to be unsaddled after finishing seventh in the Whitney Handicap.
Jockey John Velazquez and trainer Todd Pletcher discuss Flower Alley's performance in the Whitney Handicap.
Jockey John Velazquez and trainer Todd Pletcher discuss Flower Alley's performance in the Whitney Handicap.
Sun King returns to be unsaddled after finishing second in the Whitney Handicap.  He's getting closer to a Grade 1 victory - two starts back he lost the Met Mile (G1) by a head.
Sun King returns to be unsaddled after finishing second in the Whitney Handicap. He's getting closer to a Grade 1 victory - two starts back he lost the Met Mile (G1) by a head.
Fernando Jara gets congratulations for winning the 2006 Whitney Handicap (G1) aboard Invasor (ARG).
Fernando Jara gets congratulations for winning the 2006 Whitney Handicap (G1) aboard Invasor (ARG).
The Whitney Handicap marks the third straight Grade 1 victory for Invasor (ARG) since moving to the U.S.  Jockey:  Rafael Bejarano  Trainer:  Kiaran McLaughlin
The Whitney Handicap marks the third straight Grade 1 victory for Invasor (ARG) since moving to the U.S.
Jockey: Rafael Bejarano Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Marylou Whitney waves to the crowd after presenting the trophy for winning the 2006 Whitney Handicap (G1).
Marylou Whitney waves to the crowd after presenting the trophy for winning the 2006 Whitney Handicap (G1).
Sam the Bugler calls for the horses for the 10th and final race of Whitney Handicap Day at Saratoga Race Course.
Sam the Bugler calls for the horses for the 10th and final race of Whitney Handicap Day at Saratoga Race Course.
 
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