Wide Open Fourstardave On Tap Saturday At Saratoga
By Jordan Sigmon
Fourstardave may not have won at the highest level throughout his 100-race career, but what the hardy gelding didwin was the people of Saratoga’s hearts. Dubbed “The Sultan of Saratoga” by his adoring fans, the New York-bred won a race at Saratoga each year from 1987 to 1994. Following his retirement, Fourstardave was given an edible key to the city at Siro’s Restaurant in Saratoga, had a small lane renamed “Fourstardave Way” in his honor and also had the Daryl’s Joy Stakes, which he had won twice, renamed the Fourstardave Handicap. After his death in 2002, he was buried in Clare Court at Saratoga.
On Saturday, the Fourstardave Handicap (GI) will be run for just the second time as a Grade I event. Leading the field of seven is the Chad Brown-trained… (more)