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Woodward: Alpha gets another Spa victory

Beats Flat Out by head in Woodward

Jockey Junior Alvarado(left), aboard Flat Out, and jockey John Velazquez, aboard Alpha, ride neck and neck as they approach the finish line of the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes Race at the Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 31, 2013.
Photographer: Kayla Galway
Jockey Junior Alvarado(left), aboard Flat Out, and jockey John Velazquez, aboard Alpha, ride neck and neck as they approach the finish line of the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes Race at the Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 31, 2013.
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For a moment, a small patch of bright blue cracked through an otherwise gray day. It was the silks of Godolphin Racing worn by John Velazquez, untouched by mud while he rode Alpha in front of everybody. Alpha nearly re-created last year’s Travers, keeping a sliver of daylight between himself and his closest rival this time to win the 60th running of the Grade I Woodward by a head over Flat Out before 20,068 at ...

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