By the Moon Wins Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga Race Course
The $500,000 Ballerina Stakes took place Saturday, August 26 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York - a seven furlong dirt race for fillies and mares three years old and upward. The Jay Em Ess Stable homebred - 5-1 fourth betting choice By the Moon proved best on the day, holding off a late charge and recording a narrow victory in the field of seven. She earned an all-fees paid spot in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint in the process. Highway Star, who was also sent off at 5-1 put up a good battle but was forced to settle for second with 7-2 third choice Carina Mia rallying for the show spot. Birdatthewire was fourth while 2-1 favorite Paulassilverlining, 3-1 second choice Curlin's Approval and Distinta completed the order of finish.