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Saratoga: Hangover Kid earns first stakes victory

Hangover Kid, with jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., pulls ahead at the wire to win the 34th running of The West Point stakes race at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday, August 15, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Hangover Kid, with jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., pulls ahead at the wire to win the 34th running of The West Point stakes race at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday, August 15, 2013.
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The trip was wide. Then it got wider. Then it was a winning one. While the 2-1 betting favorite, Lubash, never was able to find running room along the rail, Irad Ortiz Jr. found clear sailing on Hangover Kid in the middle of the track and won the $150,000 West Point for New York-breds on the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday. “My horse broke good today, and I took a little chance ...

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