Though Aheadbyacentury continued to lead on the backstretch
, the trio were slightly bunched as Thor's Rocket remained glued to the leader's flank, while Husbands sat three-quarters-of-a-length behind.
"You can come from the jobs on the backstretch
and work your way up.
Whitney and her husband, John Hendrickson, began sponsoring a series of functions for the backstretch
workers who care for the thoroughbreds at the Saratoga Race Course, including hosting and attendingSunday dinners in a temporary tent every racing season.
The owner of Belmont challengers Vino Rosso and Noble Indy claimed Geroux was colluding with stablemate Justify and his jockey, Mike Smith, by looming second off the wire-to-wire leader around the clubhouse turn and down the backstretch
. In simple terms, Geroux's ride served to block another thoroughbred's path to challenge the frontrunner, Repole claimed.
Among the activities of the association are raising funds and presenting scholarships to people working on the backstretch
at the track, on farms and in veterinarians' offices, who are looking to further their education.
In the end, it was an impossible dream after all for British visitor Toast Of New York, who faded out of contention on the far turn after hanging on to the coat-tails of the leaders in mid-division down the backstretch
. He finished last of 12 under Frankie Dettori.
"It was windy on the backstretch
, but it's always windy on the backstretch
got collected in the backstretch
, drawing a red flag to clean up fluid on the track.
He not only won by a large margin, he just kept on running until he reached the backstretch
where he did his Olympian "arrow" thing.
Matos was left with a wound in his stomach after the incident, which took place in the stable area on the backstretch
of Delaware Park.
"Stable Views: Life in the Backstretch
of the Thoroughbred Racetrack" was at Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY, through June 2015.
When the green flag waved, he got a good jump off the line, fended off Hendrick Motorsports teammate Earnhardt going down the backstretch
, and was firmly in control by the time the cars came back around in front of the stands.