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Firenze Fire bites Yaupon in losing Forego Stakes at Saratoga

This was not quite horsing around

Just when you thought you have seen everything at the racetrack …

Watch in the deep stretch as Yaupon (inside) and Firenze Fire battle to the finish line in the Forego Stakes Saturday at Saratoga.

Firenze Fire
Harry How/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Suddenly, Firenze Fire turns his head and as race-caller John Imbriable correctly states, “tries to savage” Yaupon.

Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. aboard Yaupon thought Firenze Fire was trying to bite his arm but then realized his foe was going after his mount.

Talk about a crazy way to end a great race, which was won by Yaupon.

Turnabout is fair play? Check out the past performances of Firenze Fire and you will see he had the same thing happen to him in 2018 at Parx while racing in the Gallant Bob.

The second-place finish by Firenze Fire has to be gnawing at him.

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