It's 8:10 Monday morning Labor Day and the Track closes for business that afternoon after the 108th Hopeful Stakes. Actually, there's two races after the Hopeful but the Hopeful ends the season at Saratoga.
The Hopeful is the classic send-off for two year olds and victors include Man o'War, Secretariat, Whirlaway, Foolish Pleasure and Native Dancer..We're happy to say Shanghai Bobby ridden by Rosie Napravnik won the 108th Hopeful Stakes.
We featured Rosie in our August Report winning the first race of the 143 Meeting at Saratoga on Nine O Wonderful and paying $28.20.Great start for the 143rd Meeting and Rosie has gone to post 21 victories at the Spa. Congratulations Rosie.
That includes the last race of the Meeting which she won on Golden Tornado. That paid $15.80
Last day is rather quiet - lots of empty tables for breakfast - but with free admission table clothes were staking out picnic tables for the afternoon. That was wise - more 22,000 took advantage of the free admission.