Saratoga Race Course will honor retired champion mare Fleet Indian with the running of the first Fleet Indian Stakes for 3-year-old and up New York-bred fillies going 1 1/16 miles Aug. 1.
The Fleet Indian day was created to help promote New York-bred runners and the Race for Education scholarship program.
The day will feature a giveaway of Fleet Indian hats, and jockey Jose Santos will be on hand to autograph photos of he and Fleet Indian crossing the finish line in last year’s Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I).
In addition, there will also be a drawing for high school students for two $1,000 Race for Education scholarships sponsored by Taylor Made Farm and Fleet Indian's owner Paul Saylor. The trophy presentation after the Fleet Indian Stakes will be made by Fleet Indian’s connections and Race for Education representatives, including New York resident Sarah Jones – the recipient of the first Fleet Indian Race for Education four-year scholarship.
In three seasons of racing, Fleet Indian, who was injured during the running of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), earned $1,704,513 and finished her career with a record of 13-0-1 from 17 career starts.
A daughter of Indian Charlie out of the Afleet mare Hustleeta, Fleet Indian is boarded at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky. She is in foal to Storm Cat (the foal has been sexed as a colt) and is settling into her new life as a broodmare.