(Got Stormy wins the G1 Fourstardave at Saratoga / Photo by Susie Raisher & Courtesy of NYRA)
From the NYRA Media Team:
Gary Barber and Southern Equine Stable’s Got Stormy became the first filly to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave, in its 35th running, covering one mile over the firm inner turf in a track record 1:32 flat on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
Trained by Mark Casse, Got Stormy was wheeled back just one week after her convincing win in last Saturday’s Fasig-Tipton De La Rose and promptly earned a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile on November 2 at Santa Anita Park with her lightning-quick effort in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series race.
Trainer Mark Casse — Got Stormy (1st):
“We came back and ran her a week later, which doesn’t happen very often, but she’s turned into a super filly,” said Casse. “I was fortunate to train another filly a few years ago in Tepin, who won the Breeders’ Cup and then was second. I told Gary early in the year that she was our next Tepin. It’s nice sometimes when you’re right. She’s amazing.”
Jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. — Got Stormy:
“She’s a monster,” said Santana, Jr. “I had plenty of horse at the sixteenth pole. I wanted to make sure she opened up so when I passed first, I made sure she was on her game. She really ran a big race.”