Fourstardave leading the post parade for the Fourstardave Handicap in 1998 with Angel Cordero up.
Fourstardave, who died of a heart attack Tuesday morning at the age of 17, will be buried at Claire Court at Saratoga Race Course.
The Compliance gelding race 100 times and compiled a record of 21-18-16 with earnings of $1,636,520. It was at Saratoga, however, that he was a superstar. There, he won at least one race for eight consecutive seasons from his two-year-old season until 1994; and set a course record of 1:38 4/5 for a mile and a sixteenth. After failing to hit the board in six starts in 1995, he was retired. `Dave' was so popular, that upon his retirement, he was feted at neighboring Siro's Restaurant, where he was presented with an edible key to the city and had the small lane named in his honor (Fourstardave Way). Fourstardave is also honored with a race in his name at Saratoga, and by the New York Turf Writers Association, who present its annual Fourstardave Award for special achievement at the Spa.
Fourstardave will the third horse to be buried at Claire Court, joining Mourjane (IRE) and A Phenomenon.
Article from a NYRA press release
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