Life Is Good and Olympiad go head-to-head for leader of the older horse division in G1 Whitney

At 10h29, on August 4, 2022 By SARATOGA

Life Is Good and Olympiad are set to battle for sovereignty amongst the older horse division in Saturday’s 95th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on August 6 at Saratoga Race Course.

The Whitney, which will air live on NBC as part of a one-hour broadcast from 5 p.m. Eastern, is a Breeders’ Cup “Win And You’re In” qualifying event for the Grade 1, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 5 at Keeneland.

Whitney Day also features two other Grade 1 events with the $1 million Caesars Saratoga Derby Invitational for 3-year-olds going 1 3/16 miles over the Mellon turf and the $500,000 Longines Test for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs over the main track. Also featured on the card are the Grade 2, $250,000 Glens Falls for older fillies and mares travelling 1 1/2 miles over the inner turf and the $135,000 Fasig-Tipton Lure for 4-year-olds and upward over the Mellon turf.

One of three entrants for Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, a three-time Whitney winning conditioner, CHC Inc. and WinStar Farm’s Life Is Good was a five-length winner over Grade 1 winner Speaker’s Corner in the seven-furlong Nerud, which came after a fourth-place finish in the Group 1 Dubai World Cup in March – his only off the-board placing in nine career starts.

Life Is Good, made the favorite in all eight of his North American starts, boasts a consistent 9-7-1-0 record with $3,551,700 in earnings. He has been tabbed the 6-5 morning line favorite by NYRA oddsmaker David Aragona and will emerge from post 6 under three-time Saratoga meet leading rider Irad Ortiz, Jr.

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