SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Riders and racing fans are getting ready for one of the biggest races of the Saratoga meet, the Whitney Stakes.
Over the race's 84-year history, the Grade I Whitney Stakes race has seen an impressive list of winners, including Tizway last year, and this year could be no exception. One of the horses drawn Wednesday could join that list.
The 85th running will be held at 5:45 p.m. this Saturday, August 4th, with a $750,000 purse.
Here is a break down of Wednesday's draw:
1 - Rule (5-1) Trainer: Todd Pletcher, Jockey: Joe Bravo
2 - Hunters Bay (20-1) Trainer: Reade Baker, Jockey: Emma-Jayne Wilson
3 - Caixa Eletronica (15-1) Trainer: Todd Pletcher, Jockey: Javier Castellano
4 - Endorsement (20-1) Trainer: Eoin Harty, Jockey: Joel Rosario
5 - Trickmeister (15-1) Trainer: Rick Dutrow Jr., Jockey: Ramon Dominguez
6 - Ron the Greek (3-1) Trainer: Bill Mott, Jockey: Jose Lezcano
7 - Flat Out (4-1) Trainer: Bill Mott, Jockey: Rosie Napravnik
8 - Hymn Book (4-1) Trainer: Shug McGaughey, Jockey: John Velazquez
9 - Fort Larned (7-2) Trainer: Ian Wilkes, Jockey: Brian Hernandez