But decisions must be made. For this I get paid the big bucks. [Just in case anyone isn't sure, I do these highlights purely out of love for the Saratoga meet, and at my leisure.] So here is my next selection.
Highlight # 2
Princess of Sylmar, winning the Alabama
Just a few weeks before, on opening weekend at the Spa, she trounced the field in the Coaching Club American Oaks.
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|Princess trounces in the CCA Oaks|
by Bob Mayberger
She had previously won the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs in May, driving furiously in the stretch to make the finish line first by half a length. Now in the Alabama, Saratoga's premier stakes race for 3 year old fillies, Princess of Sylmar was going for her 3rd consecutive Grade 1.