The Spa Spot: Morning Breeze
The second full week of the season closes today with a 10-race program on Day 16. First post is 1 p.m.
- The $100,000 Waya Stakes is the feature race of the day. It's 1 1/2 miles on the inner turf for fillies and mares three and up. With all the rain Sunday afternoon and evening, there's no telling whether the race will stay on the grass. A full field of 12 has been entered. The group includes the Irish-bred Kissable, a Danehill Dancer 4-year-old trained by Roger Attfield, who is dangerous with grass fillies shipping in from his base in Toronto.
- Dylan Davis of Saratoga Springs will be a newsmaker today as he launches his career as a jockey. Dylan is the youngest of the six children of former jockey Robbie Davis and his wife Marguerite. Their daughter, Jackie, is a jockey. Dylan is scheduled to ride Sandyinthesun, trained by his father, in the second race. He is named on four horses trained by Wesley Ward and might make his debut in the first race if Kansas draws into the field off the also-eligible list.
- The two-day Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale begins at 7 p.m. at the sales pavilion on East Avenue. Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai was inspecting horses Sunday and he is likely to be the leading buyer at the sale.