Fourstardave to be Buried at Saratoga

Fourstardave, who died of a heart attack at age 17 while jogging at Belmont Park Tuesday morning, will be buried at Clare Court at Saratoga Race Course.

The "Sultan of Saratoga" ruled Saratoga for eight seasons, becoming one of the most popular horses in the history of the famed Spa. Although he won a number of stakes there and set a new course record for 1 1/16 miles, his most incredible accomplishment was winning at least one race at Saratoga for eight consecutive years.

In all, the New York-bred son of Compliance gelding race 100 times and compiled a record of 21-18-16 with earnings of $1,636,520. Six of his 13 career stakes victories came at Saratoga, where he won nine of 21 career starts.

He was so popular, that upon his retirement, he was feted at neighboring Siro's Restaurant, where he was presented with an edible key to the city and had the small lane named in his honor (Fourstardave Way). Fourstardave is also honored with a race in his name at Saratoga, and by the New York Turf Writers Association, who present its annual Fourstardave Award for special achievement at the Spa.

Fourstardave will the third horse to be buried at Clare Court, joining Mourjane (IRE) and A Phenomenon.

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