Always Watching wins Filly & Mare Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Monday

Always Watching (He’s Watching) became the first distaffer to win the Fillies and Mares Open four times this season at Saratoga Casino Hotel when the defending Horse of the Year went coast-to-coast in Monday’s feature. Jordan Derue owns, trains and drives Always Watching who was the public’s 3-5 betting favorite in the Monday installment of the $15,000 Open for the ladies and wasted no time putting his stable’s star on the front-end, a spot she would remain throughout the entirety of the 1:53.4 mile.

The win time set a new seasonal mark for Always Watching who became the first four-time winner of the Fillies and Mares Open at the Spa in 2024. Millionairess Racine Bell (Jimmy Devaux) closed late to finish second to the favorite while Magical Maya A (Larry Stalbaum) earned the show spot. Derue went back-to-back on the Monday card when he followed up his score in the feature with a victory with claiming pacing mare Shallow (Up The Credit) who went wire-to-wire for her first win of the season.

Live racing will take place on Friday evening with a 5pm first post time (a race card that will take the place of the regular Sunday matinee this week.)

Mike Sardella | Saratoga Casino Hotel | Saratoga Springs, NY

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