To Honor and Serve picks fourth winner at Saratoga

First-crop sire To Honor and Serve, who already has a pair of stakes horses to his name, earned his fourth winner Sept. 4 when first-time starter For Honor dominated a field of 2-year-old fillies in a seven-furlong maiden special weight race at Saratoga.

For Honor broke very alertly but wisely took back when a spirited three-way battled developed in front of her. Ricardo Santana Jr. sat patiently until an opening appeared near the top of the stretch, when his filly eagerly moved between horses and to the lead. Looking very professional in the stretch, For Honor pulled clear to win by 3 3/4 lengths in 1:24.89 (VIDEO).

For Honor was bred in Kentucky by Gainesway Thoroughbreds; she is the second foal out of Unspoken Fur, whose dam Spoken Fur won the Mother Goose S. (G1) and Coaching Club American Oaks (G1). For Honor sold for $200,000 to her trainer George Weaver at the 2016 OBS March sale of 2-year-olds.