The Dutrow stable is tucked into a shady corner of Horse Haven, not far from where racing began in Saratoga in 1863, on a farm near what would become the Oklahoma training track. A sign with a big red D emblazoned on a field of black adorns the side; horses and humans walk under the trees. It is pastoral, it is calm, and it belies the energy and activity that it takes to run a stakes-winning barn on the country’s toughest circuits.
No small amount of that energy and activity comes from Kim Dutrow, who has been married to trainer Tony for 23 years and is an integral part of his racing operation, creating short lists at sales, setting up barns, and finding homes for horses when their racing careers are over.
The Dutrows are no strangers to success at Saratoga, particularly with fillies. Touch Love won the 2001 Schuylerville. Willa On The Move won the 2003 Honorable Miss. Rightly So won the 2010 Ballerina. So Many Ways won the Grade 3 Schuylerville and Grade 1 Spinaway in 2012.
But it was a colt that kicked off their 2014 Saratoga season when Big Trouble, owned by Team D, won the 100th running of the Sanford Stakes on the second day of the meet.
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Featured image Kim Dutrow and So Many Ways. Copyright 2012 Barbara Livingston and used with permission.