Despite oppressive temperatures all weekend in Saratoga Springs—and the preemptive cancellation of Saratoga Race Course’s Saturday card by the New York State Racing Association, due to the heat—Sunday’s card when off without a hitch, as did the Grade 1, $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks for 3-year-old fillies.
The Chad Brown-trained Guarana came out victorious, with José Ortiz aboard, to remain undefeated. (Go to DRF.com to see a video recap of the race.) saratoga living‘s photographer Billy Francis LeRoux was at the main track for the entirety of the race and shot a number of photos of the action. Click on the gallery above to relive the action.
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