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Saratoga Race Course
September 2, 2006

Woodward Stakes (Grade 1)
for Three Year Olds and upward - 1 1/8 miles
other photos from September 2, 2006: [Races 1-7, 10-11] [Forego Stakes]
Robin Smullen leads Funny Cide to the paddock prior to the Woodward Stakes.
Robin Smullen leads Funny Cide to the paddock prior to the Woodward Stakes.
Premium Tap arrives at the paddock for the Woodward Stakes about a length ahead of Second of June, who will have a similar view at the end of the race.
Premium Tap arrives at the paddock for the Woodward Stakes about a length ahead of Second of June, who will have a similar view at the end of the race.
Premium Tap is led into the paddock for the 2006 Woodward Stakes.
Premium Tap is led into the paddock for the 2006 Woodward Stakes.
Flower Alley is led to the paddock to be saddled for the Woodward Stakes.
Flower Alley is led to the paddock to be saddled for the Woodward Stakes.
Flower Alley is walked in the paddock to keep loose before being saddled.
Flower Alley is walked in the paddock to keep loose before being saddled.
Premium Tap gets plenty of attention in the paddock as he is saddled for the Woodward.
Premium Tap gets plenty of attention in the paddock as he is saddled for the Woodward.
Barclay Tagg saddles Funny Cide in the paddock at Saratoga Race Course.
Barclay Tagg saddles Funny Cide in the paddock at Saratoga Race Course.
Kent Desormeaux heads for his mount in the Woodward Stakes.
Kent Desormeaux heads for his mount in the Woodward Stakes.
"Well, what do you think Kent?"  "He looks good John."  "Thanks Kent.  It's all up to you now."  "If you've got him ready John, I'll get him home." - John Kimmel and Kent Desormeaux discuss the prospects of Premium Tap in the paddock before the Woodward Stakes.
"Well, what do you think Kent?" "He looks good John." "Thanks Kent. It's all up to you now." "If you've got him ready John, I'll get him home." - John Kimmel and Kent Desormeaux discuss the prospects of Premium Tap in the paddock before the Woodward Stakes. Either that, or they were just standing there waiting for "Riders Up!".
Flower Alley is walked in the paddock prior to the Woodward Stakes.
Flower Alley is walked in the paddock prior to the Woodward Stakes.
Second of June is saddled and ready in the paddock before the Woodward Stakes.
Second of June is saddled and ready in the paddock before the Woodward Stakes.
Wild Desert (Edgar Prado up) heads to the track for the Woodward Stakes post parade.
Wild Desert (Edgar Prado up) heads to the track for the Woodward Stakes post parade.
Papi Chullo (Eibar Coa up) is lead to the track for the post parade.
Papi Chullo (Eibar Coa up) is lead to the track for the post parade.
Suave (Calvin Borel up) steps on the track for the Woodward Stakes post parade.
Suave (Calvin Borel up) steps on the track for the Woodward Stakes post parade.
Naughty New Yorker (Jose Santos up) is led to the track for the Woodward Stakes.
Naughty New Yorker (Jose Santos up) is led to the track for the Woodward Stakes.
Sun King (Julien Leparoux up) is led to the track for the Woodward Stakes post parade.
Sun King (Julien Leparoux up) is led to the track for the Woodward Stakes post parade.
Flower Alley (John Velazquez up) heads out for the Woodward Stakes post parade.
Flower Alley (John Velazquez up) heads out for the Woodward Stakes post parade.
Second Of June (Garrett Gomez up) is led to the track for the Woodward Stakes.
Second of June (Garrett Gomez up) is led to the track for the Woodward Stakes.
Kent Desormeaux is the picture of determination aboard Premium Tap as the head out for the Woodward Stakes post parade.
Kent Desormeaux is the picture of determination aboard Premium Tap as they head out for the Woodward Stakes post parade.
Andromeda's Hero (Fernando Jara up) joins the post parade for the Woodward Stakes.
Andromeda's Hero (Fernando Jara up) joins the post parade for the Woodward Stakes.
Funny Cide gets a final pat on the neck from Robin Smullen before heading to the track for the Woodward Stakes post parade.
Funny Cide gets a final pat on the neck from Robin Smullen before heading to the track for the Woodward Stakes post parade.
Jockey Richard Migliore checks on his charge with a pat on the head as they step on the track for the Woodward Stakes.
Jockey Richard Migliore checks on his charge with a pat on the head as they step on the track for the Woodward Stakes.
Hometown hero Funny Cide is greeted by his fans as he joins the post parade for the Woodward Stakes.
Hometown hero Funny Cide is greeted by his fans as he joins the post parade for the Woodward Stakes.
Wild Desert and Papi Chullo break from the gate at the start of the 2006 Woodward Stakes.
Wild Desert and Papi Chullo break from the gate at the start of the 2006 Woodward Stakes.
Premium Tap (Kent Desormeaux up) moves past front-running Second of June in stretch run of the Woodward Stakes.
Premium Tap (Kent Desormeaux up) moves past front-running Second of June in stretch run of the Woodward Stakes.
Premium Tap (Kent Desormeaux) wins the 2006 Woodward Stakes by half a length over a game Second of June (Garrett Gomez up).
Premium Tap (Kent Desormeaux) wins the 2006 Woodward Stakes by half a length over a game Second of June (Garrett Gomez up).
Sun King (Julien Leparoux up) finishes third in the Woodward Stakes.
Sun King (Julien Leparoux up) finishes third in the Woodward Stakes.
Papi Chullo (Eibar Coa up) finishes fourth in the Woodward Stakes.
Papi Chullo (Eibar Coa up) finishes fourth in the Woodward Stakes.
Flower Alley (John Velazquez up) finishes a disappointing seventh in the Woodward Stakes.
Flower Alley (John Velazquez up) finishes a disappointing seventh in the Woodward Stakes, just ahead of Funny Cide (Richard Migliore), an equally disappointing eighth.
#4 Naughty New Yorker (Jose Santos) edges third betting choice Suave (Calvin Borel) for ninth in the Woodward Stakes.
#4 Naughty New Yorker (Jose Santos) edges third betting choice Suave (Calvin Borel) for ninth in the Woodward Stakes.
#5 Sun King (Julien Leparoux) and #3 Suave (Calvin Borel) return to be unsaddled after the Woodward Stakes.
#5 Sun King (Julien Leparoux) and #3 Suave (Calvin Borel) return to be unsaddled after the Woodward Stakes.
Jockey Richard Migliore prepares to dismount after riding Funny Cide in the Woodward Stakes.
Jockey Richard Migliore prepares to dismount after riding Funny Cide in the Woodward Stakes.
Premium Tap and jockey Kent Desormeaux head for the Winners' Circle after their victory in the 2006 Woodward Stakes.
Premium Tap and jockey Kent Desormeaux head for the Winners' Circle after their victory in the 2006 Woodward Stakes.
2006 Woodward Stakes winner Premium Tap.  Jockey:  Kent Desormeaux
2006 Woodward Stakes winner Premium Tap. Jockey: Kent Desormeaux
2006 Woodward Stakes winner Premium Tap.  Owners:  George Kline, Peter Alevizos and David Whelihan  Trainer:  John Kimmel  Jockey:  Kent Desormeaux
2006 Woodward Stakes winner Premium Tap. Owners: George Kline, Peter Alevizos and David Whelihan Trainer: John Kimmel Jockey: Kent Desormeaux
You've got to give credit to these guys - they know how to pose for a Winners' Circle photo.
You've got to give credit to these guys - they know how to pose for a Winners' Circle photo.
You you didn't like that Winners' Circle photo, perhaps you'll prefer this one.  Props to Kent Desormeaux, and for that matter Premium Tap, for providing great photo ops.
If you didn't like that Winners' Circle photo, perhaps you'll prefer this one. Props to Kent Desormeaux, and for that matter Premium Tap, for providing great photo ops.
A very happy trainer John Kimmel talks with Jeannine Edwards about Premium Tap's victory in the Woodward Stakes.
A very happy trainer John Kimmel talks with Jeannine Edwards about Premium Tap's victory in the Woodward Stakes.
A very happy trainer John Kimmel talks with Jeannine Edwards about Premium Tap's victory in the Woodward Stakes.
Jan Rushton speaks with Woodward Stakes winning trainer John Kimmel and jockey Kent Desormeaux.
other photos from September 2, 2006: [Races 1-7, 10-11] [Forego Stakes]
 
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