Saratoga Weekend Feature Preview: Whitney Weekend
The third weekend of racing from the Saratoga Race Course opens with the Grade II Honorable Miss  Handicap, but is highlighted by a trio of Grade I stakes races calling some of the best of each division to the historic track.  Read on for a breakdown of each race.
Stay Thirsty Wins Travers Stakes
As the northeast prepares for Hurricane Irene and all the rain water it'll bring, there was some irony at the 142nd Travers as Stay Thirsty wins the Mid-Summer Derby. Stay Thirsty was able to defeat Preakness winner Shackleford and Belmont winner Ruler on Ice.
Shackleford Wins Preakness
Shackleford held off a late charge by Animal Kingdom to win the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes.  Shackleford's win is horse racing's loss.