Though the Saratoga Derby Invitational was being run for the first time and is not a graded stakes race, it nonetheless felt like the feature on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course.
Perhaps it was the $1 million purse. Perhaps it was the field of 11 horses, including two trained by Aidan O’Brien. Perhaps it was because it is the second in a new three-race series for three-year-olds on the turf, created by the New York Racing Association.
Whatever it was, 13-1 chance A Thread of Blue won it, and $535,000 along with it.
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