Without a doubt, Saturday will be a huge day at Saratoga. There will be SIX Grade 1 events held on a mammoth 13-race card. In total, there will be SEVEN Graded Stakes events held. The total of those purses will be nearly $5 million ($4.95 million to be exact). And, for those reasons and more, the entries have been filled with some of the finest racehorses in the world.
All eyes will be focused on Saratoga Springs and one of the most exciting, thrilling, scintillating days in Thoroughbred world. Fans flock. Bettors bet. Owner’s hearts will race as fast as their horses. Trainers sweat. And, horses compete.
It is high drama.
In addition, though, it is a time to showcase the breeding side of the business, too. The sons and daughters of some of the world’s best, most noted, most accomplished, and, of course, most expensive stallions will be on full display. It is their time to advertise their wares; promote their business; and demonstrate why their progeny are the best, and, truthfully, why they cost so much.
We have taken a closer look at the top stallions — and major stallion operations — who will have foals running on today’s card, in the major Stakes races. We have examined their foal crop numbers and their respective stud fees. And, we will be watching — very closely — to see what stallion and/or stallions win this race, as well.
It is time for the owners to “Talk the Talk.” But it is time for the horses — and their respective sires — to, er, “Run the Walk” all the way to the winner’s circle, and the breeding sheds. Click on the link below for an in-depth review: