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Images: Whitney Day 2021 at Saratoga Race Course (35 photos)

The start of the Grade I Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
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The start of the Grade I Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.

A crowd announced at 38,525 paid admission at Saratoga Race Course was treated to a variety of intriguing moments on Whitney Day. Before the long roster of stakes races even began Saturday, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen broke the all-time career record for training victories in North America with his 9,446th, when Stellar Tap won the fifth race. Then, the stakes parade began, with State of Rest winning the $1 million Saratoga Derby Invitational, Bella Sofia taking the Grade I Test and Knicks Go dominating the main event, winning the $1 million Whitney by 4 1/2 lengths. (Photos by Erica Miller/The Daily Gazette)

Knicks Go and jockey Joel Rosario roll home to win the Whitney by 4 1/2 lengths at Saratoga on Saturday.

John Velazquez adjusts the flower blanket atop State of Rest, trained by Joseph O’Brien (looking on), after winning the Grade I Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes.
The start of the Grade I Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
State of Rest, ridden by John Velazquez, trained by Joseph O’Brien, wins the Grade I Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes.
State of Rest, ridden by John Velazquez, trained by Joseph O’Brien, wins the Grade I Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes.
State of Rest, trained by Joseph O’Brien, after winning the Grade I Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes.
State of Rest, ridden by John Velazquez, trained by Joseph O’Brien, enters the paddock.
State of Rest, ridden by John Velazquez, trained by Joseph O’Brien, enters the track for the Grade I Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs.
Bella Sofia, ridden by Luis Saez, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, after winning the Grade I Test Stakes.
Start of the Grade I Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Bella Sofia, ridden by Luis Saez, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, wins the Grade I Test Stakes.
Trainer of Bella Sofia Rudy Rodriguez celebrates with owners after winning the Grade I Test Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Bella Sofia, ridden by Luis Saez, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, wins the Grade I Test Stakes.
Bella Sofia, ridden by Luis Saez, trained by Rudy Rodriguez, wins the Grade I Test Stakes.
Knicks Go, ridden by Joel Rosario, trained by Brad Cox, after winning the Grade I Whitney Stakes.
Knicks Go, ridden by Joel Rosario, trained by Brad Cox, after winning the Grade I Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Knicks Go, ridden by Joel Rosario, trained by Brad Cox, after winning the Grade I Whitney Stakes.
Start of the Grade I Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Knicks Go trainer Brad Cox smiles after winning the Grade I Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Knicks Go, trained by Brad Cox, in the paddock before the Grade I Whitney Stakes.
Knicks Go, ridden by Joel Rosario, trained by Brad Cox, winners circle photo after the Grade I Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Knicks Go, ridden by Joel Rosario, trained by Brad Cox, wins the Grade I Whitney Stakes.
Patrons watch the 4th race on Whitney Day at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Knicks Go, trained by Brad Cox, enters the paddock for the Grade I Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Joel Rosario, who rode Knicks Go trained by Brad Cox, after winning the Grade I Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
Knicks Go, ridden by Joel Rosario, trained by Brad Cox, wins the Grade I Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs.
Patrons watch the 4th race on Whitney Day.
Megan Dooley, of Saratoga Springs, cheers during the 3rd race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Patrons watch the 4th race on Whitney Day.
Steve Asmussen, the all-time winningest trainer after winning his 9,446th race with Stellar Tap in the 5th race, with wife Julie Marie Asmussen, and Ricardo Santana Jr., at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Patrons watch the 4th race on Whitney Day at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Steve Asmussen, all-time winningest trainer after winning his 9,446th race with Stellar Tap in the 5th race, hugs jockey Ricardo Santana Jr.
Stellar Tap, ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr., trained by Steve Asmussen, wins the 5th race.
Stellar Tap wins the 5th race.
Steve Asmussen became the all-time winningest trainer with a win at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Steve Asmussen became the all-time winningest trainer with a win at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, August 7, 2021.

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