August 02, 2014
The Whitney Stakes is a staple of summer racing at Saratoga Race Course. First run in 1928, the race was run as a handicap through 2013 and has been contested at the 1 1/8 mile distance since 1940. The race is named for the Whitney family, a prominent name in New York racing. The Whitney is held annually in late July or early August and has has attracted many of Thoroughbred racing's biggest starts over the years.