07/27/2013 3:15PM

Saratoga: Dayatthespa works for upcoming stakes

Chelsea Durand
Dayatthespa was scratched out of the Diana on Saturday and instead worked five furlongs over the Oklahoma turf course.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Trainer Chad Brown scratched Dayatthespa out of Saturday’s Grade 1 Diana, but the 4-year-old New York-bred filly was in action Saturday, working five furlongs in 59.76 seconds over the Oklahoma turf course.

Working right after Wise Dan finished his move, Dayatthespa went her first three furlongs in 37.37 seconds and her final quarter in 22.39. She galloped out five furlongs in 1:11.76.

“I thought she did that well,” Brown said.

Brown said he scratched Dayatthespa because he thought his filly needed a little more time after a hard race at Monmouth when she finished second in Eatontown on June 29.

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Brown said that Dayatthespa would run next in either the Yaddo against New York-breds on Aug. 16 or the Grade 2 Ballston Spa on Aug. 24.

Saratoga documentary

Those in Saratoga Tuesday should try to catch “Saratoga: America’s Grandest Race Course,” a one-hour documentary that will air at 7:30 p.m. on WMHT, the local public television network.

[SARATOGA 2013: Complete meet coverage, exclusive DRF videos]

On the sesquicentennial anniversary of Saratoga, the documentary does an excellent job detailing the history of the track and the town.

Among those who share their insights are Samantha Bosshart, executive director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation; Allan Carter, historian at the National Museum of Racing; Teresa Genaro, a freelance journalist; and Paul Roberts of Turnberry Consulting.