29 Jul 2020 Whitney Stakes – Horse Country Connections
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
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!