Saratoga Casino Hotel Holds Foal Naming Contest

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (October 12, 2016) – Saratoga Casino Hotel is holding a foal naming contest for the newest filly from Derue Stables. Beginning today, guests may submit a name option for the contest on

Entries are due by October 20, and one winner will be selected by a panel of judges on October 25. The contestant who submits the winning foal name will receive a one night stay at Saratoga Casino Hotel and a complimentary dinner for two at Morton’s® The Steakhouse.

Sired by ‘Flying Instructor’ and foaled by ‘Stage It Right,” the 6-month old filly currently resides with another filly in the pasture adjacent to Saratoga Casino’s new hotel. Her distinct markings include a white star on the center of her forehead.

The foal belongs to Jordan Derue of Derue Stables. Derue claimed the mare, Stage It Right, in the fall of 2015. When her performance on the track began to take a noticeable decline, Derue brought her in to the vet for a checkup. To everyone’s surprise, they discovered the mare was pregnant. On May 18, she gave birth to the filly that Derue is currently seeking a name for.

“Given the unique story of this horse, we’re very excited to see the names that come in from this contest,” said Jordan Derue, head of Derue Stables.

“We’re very grateful to Jordan for the opportunity to share this beautiful filly with our fans,” said John Matarazzo, Director of Racing Operations at Saratoga Casino Hotel.


Submitted names are limited to 18 characters including spaces, dashes or apostrophes, and cannot exceed four words. Names must comply with the USTA Foal Naming Rules, which can be viewed in full on the foal naming contest page at

Saratoga Casino Hotel, located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY, features over 1,700 slots, electronic table games, Vapor, two full-service restaurants with buffets, a casual dining restaurant, three full-service bars, deli and a variety of guest services including valet parking and coat check. The all-new 117-room luxury hotel featuring Morton’s® The Steakhouse is now open. Reservations are available now at Operating hours for the gaming facility are 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. every day. Simulcast races can be viewed seven days a week and live harness racing runs March through mid-December. For a full racing schedule and additional information, please visit or call 800-727-2990. Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses.  Please play responsibly.


Media Contacts:

Tom Engle

Media Specialist

(518) 581-5730


Win photos can be purchased race nights at the photographer's booth in the lower clubhouse, or by calling 518-681-9351.

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