Friday, November 14, 2008

Going out of style

Only 9 more Graded Stakes races at the Aqueduct between now and the end of the year. Tomorrow you can catch The Stuyvesant Handicap for 3 years old and over at 1 1/8 miles. For some historical perspective check out Brooklyn Backstretch's blog on the The Stuyvesant Handicap, first run in 1916.

You can also go to the TBA Homepage for free PP's of the race.

As far as the race itself, keep an eye on Helsinki, who goes for the 1st time in '08. Helsinki was 3rd in the '07 Travers Stakes at the Spa. Stud Muffin and Solar Flare come off wins last time out.


Anonymous said...

Why would anyone care about the history of the Stuyvesant Handicap???

SaratogaSpa said...

I would suppose those interested in the Stuyvesant would have a curiosuity about how races are named and why but than again it was said by Ambrose Bierce: "History is an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves and soldiers mostly fools"

Thanks for reading

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