The Florida-connected Swiss Skydiver will undoubtedly be the favorite this Saturday, in the $500,000 Alabama Stakes (Grade 1) for three-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The Alabama is 1 1/4 miles on dirt and has a field of seven.
It is today’s 9th race with a scheduled post of 5:43 p.m.
Swiss Skydiver (photo on home page) won the 1 1/6 miles Gulfstream Park Oaks (Grade 2)on March 28.
That as the first of her three straight graded stakes wins–which have made her the leader in qualifying points for the Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) on Sept. 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Swiss Skydiver is owned by Peter Callahan, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and s trained by Ken McPeek. Tyler Gaffalione has the mount in the Alabama.
Prior to 4:00 p.m. we will have a preview of the Alabama and the story on the origin of Swiss Skydiver’s colorful name.