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Saratoga Race Course 2019: Scenes From The Grade 2 Jim Dandy

The popular stakes race, named for the historic longshot, saw Tax take the win.

Tax and Tacitus duel it out in mid-stretch passing War of Will in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. (Billy Francis LeRoux)
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We’re deep into July, which means some of the more primo stakes races are running on the weekends. This weekend featured a number of them, including the Grade 1 Vanderbilt, Grade 2 Bowling Green and Grade 2 Jim Dandy on Saturday and the Grade 2 Amsterdam on Sunday. saratoga living‘s Billy Francis LeRoux was onsite Saturday for the running of the popular Jim Dandy, named for the eponymous Travers longshot-winner in 1930.

This year’s throwdown saw Tax, who placed in the 2019 Belmont Stakes, nip Tacitus—our experts’ early pick for a W at the Travers—by three-quarters of a length to ride to victory.

For more photographic coverage of Saratoga Race Course’s 2019 summer meet by Billy Francis LeRoux, click here.

Will Levith

Will Levith is Editorial Director at Saratoga Living and Capital Region 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. He lives in Troy with his wife, Laura, and dog, Esopus.

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