Fourstardave Handicap

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Fourstardave Handicap Race Facts

  • Location: Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Inaugural Race: 1985
  • Distance: 1 mile (8 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and older
  • 2021 Purse: $500,000
  • 2021 Race Date: Saturday, August 14th

2021 Fourstardave Handicap Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE / SHOW
6Got StormyTyler Gaffalione / Mark E. Casse$27.00 / $8.90 / $5.70
5Set Piece (GB)Florent Geroux / Brad H. Cox$5.60 / $3.80
4Casa CreedJunior Alvarado / William I. Mott$5.00
8Blowout (GB)Joel Rosario / Chad C. Brown
3Daddy Is a LegendManuel Franco / George Weaver
1Raging Bull (FR)Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Chad C. Brown
2Whisper Not (GB)Jose L. Ortiz / Richard Baltas
7Field PassRicardo Santana, Jr. / Michael J. Maker

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (6-5) Paid: $86.00
  • $0.50 Trifecta (6-5-4) Paid: $246.25
  • $0.10 Superfecta (6-5-4-8) Paid: $170.00

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Fourstardave Handicap Race History

The Fourstardave Handicap is a Grade I race run each year at the Saratoga Race Course in New York. Inaugurated as the Daryl’s Joy Stakes in 1985, the race is contested at 1 mile and is open to horses three-years-old and up.

In 1997, the race was renamed for famed New York horse and two time winner Fourstar Dave, who notched a win at Saratoga each year of his career. Nicknamed “The Sultan of Saratoga”, he is one of three horses with the distinct honor of being buried at the racecourse.

The races past winners feature several notable horses, including:

  • Lure (1993) – 2 time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner and Hall of Fame inductee
  • Da Hoss (1996) – 2 time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner
  • Leroidesanimaux (2005) – 2005 American Champion Male Turf Horse
  • Wise Dan (2012 & 2013) – 2 time US Horse of the Year
  • World Approval (2017) – 2005 Breeders Cup Mile winner and American Champion Male Turf Horse

Wise Dan (2012 & 2013), Fourstardave (1990 & 1991) and Got Stormy (2019 & 2021) have notched a record two wins at the race. Jockey John R. Velasquez has won the race an impressive nine times, while William I. Mott earned the record for most wins by a trainer with four.

Fourstardave Handicap Past Winners

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2021Got StormyTyler Gaffalione / Mark E. Casse1 M / 1:33.09
2020HalladayLuis Saez / Todd Pletcher1 M / 1:33.32
2019Got StormyRicardo Santana Jr. / Mark E. Casse1 M / 1:32.00
2018Voodoo SongJose Lezcano / Linda L. Rice1 M / 1:35.96
2017World ApprovalManuel Franco / Mark E. Casse1 M / 1:37.65
2016TouristJoel Rosario / William I. Mott1 M / 1:34.29
2015Grand ArchLuis Saez / Brian A. Lynch1 M / 1:34.65
2014Seek AgainJoel Rosario / William I. Mott1 M / 1:33.25
2013Wise DanJohn R. Velazquez / Charles LoPresti1 M / 1:34.00
2012Wise DanJohn R. Velazquez / Charles LoPresti1 M / 1:37.30
2011Sidney's CandyJohn R. Velazquez / Todd A. Pletcher1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.25
2010Get StormyJavier Castellano / Thomas M. Bush1 1⁄16 M / 1:39.09
2009JustenuffhumorAlan Garcia / Kiaran P. McLaughlin1 1⁄16 M / 1:42.83
2008Red GiantJohn R. Velazquez / Todd A. Pletcher1 1⁄16 M / 1:41.93
2007Silver TreeKent J. Desormeaux / William I. Mott1 1⁄16 M / 1:41.88
2006Remarkable News (VEN)Javier Castellano / Angel A. Penna Jr.1 1⁄16 M / 1:40.81
2005Leroidesanimaux (BRZ)John R. Velazquez / Robert J. Frankel1 1⁄16 M / 1:39.92
2004Nothing to LoseJohn R. Velazquez / Robert J. Frankel1 1⁄16 M / 1:39.50
2003Trademark (SAF)Richard Migliore / Kiaran P. McLaughlin1 1⁄16 M / 1:39.29
2002CapsizedJosé A. Santos / Lisa L. Lewis1 1⁄8 M / 1:50.90
2001Dr. KashnikowJohn R. Velazquez / John C. Kimmel1 1⁄16 M / 1:39.30
2000HapJerry D. Bailey / William I. Mott1 1⁄16 M / 1:40.24
1999Comic StripPat Day / Neil J. Howard1 1⁄16 M / 1:41.76
1998Wild EventMark Guidry / Louis M. Goldfine1 1⁄16 M / 1:39.25
1997Soviet Line (IRE)Pat Day / Kiaran P. McLaughlin1 1⁄16 M / 1:39.99
1996Da HossJohn R. Velazquez / Michael W. Dickinson1 1⁄16 M / 1:40.54
1995Pride of SummerEddie Maple / Anthony J. Bizelia1 1⁄16 M / 1:40.85
1994A in SociologyJean-Luc Samyn / Philip G. Johnson1 1⁄16 M / 1:41.23
1993LureMike E. Smith / Claude R. McGaughey III1 1⁄16 M / 1:40.84
1992Now ListenJohn R. Velazquez / Robert J. Frankel1 M / 1:36.64
1991FourstardaveMike E. Smith / Leo O'Brien1 1⁄16 M / 1:38.80
1990FourstardaveMike E. Smith / Leo O'Brien1 1⁄16 M / 1:41.20
1989 (Division 1)Steinlen (GB)Ángel Cordero Jr. / D. Wayne Lukas1 1⁄16 M / 1:41.00
1989 (Division 2)Highland SpringsEdgar S. Prado / Barclay Tagg1 1⁄16 M / 1:41.60
1988San's the ShadowÁngel Cordero Jr. / Timothy A. Hills1 1⁄16 M / 1:40.00
1987 (Division 1)Persian Mews (IRE)José A. Santos / Thomas J. Skiffington1 1⁄16 M / 1:42.00
1987 (Division 2)DuluthJean Cruguet / Flint S. Schulhofer1 1⁄16 M / 1:42.80
1986Mourjane (IRE)José A. Santos / Thomas J. Skiffington1 1⁄16 M / 1:42.80
1985Roving MinstrelÁngel Cordero Jr. / Larry A. Kelly1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.40