Forever Together

Racing abounds with contests named after equine royalty:  The Personal Ensign.  The Ruffian.  The Shuvee.  The Vagrancy.  Their names evoke speed and strength and superiority.  To win them is, in some small part, to be linked to them. But then there’s the Diana. The Diana.  Not just royalty, but a goddess.  The chaste and fleet…

The Whitney and the Diana

The Travers might be the biggest race of the Saratoga meet, but today is billed as the biggest day, with three Grade I’s and a Grade II on the card: the Diana, Whitney, Go for Wand, and Vanderbilt, respectively. All four are “Win and You’re In” races, with the victor in each gaining a berth…