On the first really hot day of the summer, Arch Kingsley had wrapped up morning training and chores a little before noon at his barn near the old Sanford complex, across Nelson Avenue from Clare Court.
After a few months stabled at the main track before the meet opened, Kingsley and his 19 horses moved here, to barn 1, near one of the oldest parts of the Thoroughbred track and on the grounds of the harness track, after spending the winter at his farm in Camden, South Carolina.
Though his name might be more familiar to you as a jump jockey—he won 129 races, 17 of them stakes, for earnings of almost $3.5 million–he now spends most of his time with flat horses, and he left the saddle for good in 2013, after a bad spill right here at Saratoga.
He started training more than a decade ago, until recently working with young horses before they went off to their trainers to get ready for the races. Now, a lot of those young horses stay with him.
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