07/22/2016 12:25PM

Gate work puts Upstart on his toes


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Trainer Rick Violette said he doesn’t really like to work older horses from the gate. But he made an exception here Friday with the star of his stable, the multiple graded stakes winner Upstart, who sizzled four furlongs from the gate in 46.31 seconds with jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard.