‘Very Fortunate’: Brown’s Fifth Diana Win Equals Saratoga Record

With Sistercharlie’s victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Diana at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Chad Brown equaled Hall of Famer J. Elliot Burch’s record for most wins in the historic event, named for the mythical goddess, which was inaugurated in 1939. “It’s quite an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as a great […]

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Sistercharlie Tops Brown Trifecta In Diana Repeat

A pair of Breeders’ Cup winners and highly-regarded stablemates lined up for battle in Saturday’s Grade 1 Diana Stakes at Saratoga, with the betting public alternating between the two throughout the afternoon. Though e5 Racing’s Rushing Fall ended up going off as the 8-5 wagering favorite, it was Peter Brant’s Sistercharlie (9-5) who pulled away […]

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‘Magical Meet’: Brown Saddles 41st Winner To New Saratoga Record

Chad Brown bested his own previous record for wins by a trainer in a single Saratoga meet when Spirit Animal, ridden by Hall of Famer Javier Castellano, captured Race 6 on Saturday, marking his 41st victory. Brown, who won 40 races in capturing the 2016 training title, had shared the single-meet wins record with Todd […]

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Sistercharlie Nails Ultra Brat On The Wire In Diana

Peter Brant’s Sistercharlie earned her second Grade 1 win in the United States on Saturday, getting up in the final strides to out-finish Ultra Brat in the $500,000 Diana Stakes. The 4-year-old Myboycharlie filly got a masterful ride from Hall of Famer John Velazquez, utilizing his rail advantage and helping the filly dig deep at […]

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Lady Eli All Heart In Thrilling Diana Victory

Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli laid her heart on the line this Saturday, showing every ounce of her courage to defeat Quidura by a head in the Grade 1 Diana Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Divine Park, who battled through laminitis to return to Grade 1-winning glory, covered nine furlongs over Saratoga’s firm turf in […]

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Vote for NYRA’s Race of the Year

Have an opinion on the race of the year in New York? Then take the time to participate in NYRA’s Race of the Year contest. The five races are Eskendereya’s standout performance in the Wood Memorial, Proviso’s hard-fought win in the Diana, Blame rallying to overtake Quality Road in the Whitney, Blind Luck’s heart-stopping win […]

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