Saturday, March 12, 2016

Fourstardave "The Sultan of Saratoga"

A great story that has to be told on this blog. Is the story of "Fourstardave". One of the greatest New York Bred thoroughbreds to ever race. Fourstardave achieved the almost impossible task of wining races at the historic and prestigious Saratoga Race Course for 8 consecutive years. From 1987 until 1994. Speed strength, determination, consistency and courage are all of the attributes that Dave possessed to achieve this almost impossible accomplishment! There is a saying in the horse racing business that is true. Which is "horses for courses". Fourstardave fell in love with Saratoga Race Course located in Saratoga Springs New York. The beauty and history of this wonderful place to race. Is not to be missed by horse racing people or fans of the sport. Dave certainly enjoyed home field advantage when he raced at the Spa!  Their is really no difference for all great athletes both equine and human. They all love to complete, perform and to win!!! Fourstardave also reminds and sets an everlasting example to his human counterparts. It is not the fame and the money that are the biggest rewards for being blessed to be a star athlete. The reward is the fun of completing and winning in their sport. Also the joy of entertaining the fans and leaving them with the special memories, of the thrill of victory!!!!

Buried at Clare Court, Saratoga Race Course
Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga Race Course
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 "Fourstardave Way" in his honor.
GrandsireNorthern Dancer
DamBroadway Joan
DamsireBold Arian
CountryUnited States
BreederRichard M. Bomze
OwnerBernard Connaughton and Richard Bomze
TrainerLeo O'Brien
Record99: 21-18-16
Major wins
Empire Classic Handicap (1987)
St. Paul Derby (1988)
Albany Stakes (1988)
Poker Handicap (1989, 1993)
Daryl's Joy Stakes (1990, 1991)
Jaipur Stakes (1990)
videos;   documentary on Fourstardave   1994 victory at Saratoga!

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