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Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

The field in the Grade 1 A.P. Smithwick Memorial clears the second hurdle. (Billy Francis LeRoux)
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Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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Owner of the eventual winner of the A.P Smithwick, Edward P. Swyer (at left) with Gregory Grande, in the Paddock. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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The jockey entering the Paddock prior to the Grade 1 A.P. Smithwick. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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Jockey Kiernan Norris. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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Jockey Ross Geraghty. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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The field clearing the second hurdle in the A.P. Smithwick. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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The field starts to even out in the A.P. Smithwick. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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Jockey Darren Nagle aboard Sempre Medici (No.4) takes the early lead. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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Winston C with jockey Thomas Garner aboard crosses the finish line first. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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Winning trainer Jonathon Sheppard. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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Winston C preparing to enter the Winner's Circle. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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Winner Winston C making his way towards the Winner's Circle. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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Winston C with jockey Thomas Garner in the Winner's Circle. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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Hudson River Farms owner Edward P. Swyer is all smiles, following Winston C's A.P. Smithwick victory. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The A.P. Smithwick

The Grade 1, $150,000 steeplechase race went off before Thursday's storm-shortened card.

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Hudson River Farms owners Edward P. Swyer with jockey Thomas Garner in the Winner's Circle accepting the trophies. (Billy Francis LeRoux)

It’s already been a doozy at Saratoga Race Course this season. After the previous Saturday’s card was cancelled due to excessive heat, this past Thursday’s got clipped after just four races. Thankfully, the rains didn’t show up until after the running of the Grade 1, $150,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial, one of the top stakes races in the steeplechase division—and one that’s been won by trainer Jonathan Sheppard five times in the last 23 years. Make that six. Winston C, with jockey Thomas Garner aboard, had a date with the Winner’s Circle.

Thankfully, saratoga living‘s own Billy Francis LeRoux was onsite to snap a bunch of photos of the A.P. Smithwick. Click on the gallery above for a full run of shots from the race. For more photos by Billy Francis LeRoux, click here.

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Will Levith is the Director of Content for saratogaliving.com and the Executive Editor for saratoga living magazine. He's a native Saratogian and graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. His work has been published by Esquire, Playboy, Condé Nast Traveler, Men's Health, RealClearLife and many others.

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