Next: 1x12 -- Woodward Stakes (Sep/05/2015) [Special Airtime: 05:00 pm, 60 Min. long]
The Woodward Stakes is a Grade 1 race for horses 3-years-old and up at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. It is currently run at a distance of 1 1/8 miles on the dirt. A traditional September stakes race in New York, it was run for the first time at Belmont in 1954. It moved to Aqueduct during the renovation of Belmont for most of the 1960s. It returned to Belmont in 1968 and remained there until it relocated to its present location at Saratoga in 2006.
The Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes, run at 1 1/2 miles on the turf and open to horses age three and up, is a mid-season highlight of the summer meeting at Saratoga Racecourse. In 2014, it was won by Main Sequence as part of his championship season culminating in a Breeders' Cup Longines Turf victory.