Thursday, August 02 2012
GRADE 1 WHITNEY HANDICAP COULD BRING CLARITY TO OLDER MALE DIVISION
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Nine of the top older horses in the country will convene Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course for the 85th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap, a race which could have far-reaching implications in the division.
In the past 10 years, four Champion Older Males have boasted the Whitney on their resumes, most recently Blame in 2010. Lawyer Ron (2007), Horse of the Year Invasor (2006) and Left Bank (2002) also won the 1 1/8-mile race, and with no older dirt horse yet having seized control on the East Coast, Saturday’s edition could go a long way in sorting out the division.\\
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