2020 Whitney Stakes – Horse Country Connections

Goldencents stands stud at Spendthrift Farm. One of his progeny, By My Standards, competes Saturday in the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga. Photo from the farm.

This Saturday, August 1st, we’ll be tuning into one of the hallmarks of summer racing at Saratoga: the Whitney Stakes. The $750,000 Grade 1 race is also a Win and You’re In Breeders’ Cup race, giving the winner automatic entry into the $7 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland this November.

There are a number of Whitney winners who currently reside in Horse Country (Blame, Medaglia D’Oro, Frosted, Cross Traffic, Honor Code to name a few) – and this year’s field represents another three stallions who live at Horse Country farm locations (listed below in order of post position).

By My Standards: Sired by Goldencents who stands at Spendthrift Farm

Improbable: Sired by City Zip, who stood at Lane’s End; partly owned by WinStar Farm

Code of Honor: Sired by Noble Mission, who stands at Lane’s End; owned by William S. Farish of Lane’s End

Mr. Buff

Tom’s d’Etat

You can join America’s Best Racing and Breeders’ Cup for a live-streaming experience as they discuss the Whitney as well as the Personal Ensign Stakes, a Win and You’re In challenge race for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Tune in to Breeders’ Cup YouTube at 4pm Eastern for #BCLIVE.

For more info about these runners, their race record and connections, check out America’s Best Racing’s Cheat Sheet. We wish the best of luck to all contenders and hope for a safe and thrilling ride for all!