You winning the Frizette last year at Belmont. She will be in the Test Stakes on Saturday.
Three graded stakes for fillies and mares highlight opening
weekend at Saratoga Racecourse. On Saturday, Saratoga will feature the
$500,000, Grade 2 Diana Handicap for three-year-olds and up fillies and mares
going a mile and an eighth over the turf course. Green Hills Farm's Voodoo
Dancer will challenge Joseph Platt Jr.'s Babae and Juddmonte Farms Tates
Creek. Voodoo Dancer, the highweight at 120 pounds, has not raced since
winning the Locust Grove Handicap at Churchill Downs on June 22. Babae is a
winner of two stakes this year and finished third to Voodoo Dancer in the
Grade 3 Beaugay Handicap earlier this year at Aqueduct. Tates Creek was beaten
a neck by Babae in the Grade 3 Just the Game Breeders' Cup Handicap at Belmont
in June. Both Babae and Tates Creek will carry 117 pounds for the Diana.
Entries for the Diana
Free past performances for the Diana
Bet Glen 2 Win - picks for Saturday's Saratoga card
Also on Saturday is the $250,000, Grade 1 Test Stakes for
three-year-olds fillies at seven furlongs. Hemlock Hills Farm's Carson
Hollow looks to keep her unbeaten streak intact as she challenges Edmund
Gann's You and Hardacre Farm's Bold World. Carson Hollow has won four
straight, including her last race in the
Grade 1 Prioress at Belmont on July 6 when she defeated Spring Meadow and
Proper Gamble. But she will have another class test with multiple Grade 1
stakes winner You in the race. The lone blemish on You's record this year was
in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks where she finished fourth on May 3. Besides that
race, You easily won the Grade 1 Acorn at Belmont Park, the Grade 1 Santa
Anita Oakes and the Grade 1 Las Virgenes.
Entries for the Test
Canadian champion Dancethruthedawn on the outside. She will be in the Go For Wand on Sunday.
Also on Sunday with each paid admission while supplies last, racing enthusiasts will receive a bobblehead doll of jockey Jerry Bailey. Bailey, a Hall of Famer who has won seven Saratoga riding titles, became the featured jockey for the doll after winning last year's Saratoga title with a record 55 victories.
Check back this weekend for results and photos from each race.
From a NYRA press release.
All photos ©2002 Cindy Pierson Dulay
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