They were queuing outside the racetrack at 6.30am, half an hour before the gates to the Clubhouse were scheduled to open. Hundreds of them. Punters just wanting a glimpse of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Saratoga.
The Spring Carnivals in Sydney and Melbourne step up a gear this Saturday with the G2 Run To The Rose at Rosehill and the G1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield in those respective state capitals of Australia.
Watershed is out to improve on his impressive debut when lining up in the Grade One nyra.com King's Bishop Stakes over seven furlongs on dirt at Saratoga, USA, on Saturday, August 29.
Racing History moves up to Group Three company in the Unibet Winter Hill Stakes over 10 furlongs at Windsor, UK, on Saturday, August 29.
Devonshire (Willie McCreery/James Doyle) contests the nine-furlong G3 Dance Design Fillies Stakes at the Curragh, Ireland, on Sunday, August 30.