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Zagora is back on familiar turf at Saratoga

Saturday, July 28, 2012
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When Zagora rallied in the stretch last year to beat Aruna by a length and a half in the Grade I Diana, it marked a handful of firsts.

The French-bred Zagora, running in her fifth North American race, won for the first time this side of the pond. She also won her first Grade I, and it was the first Grade I win for trainer and Mechanicville native Chad Brown.

Returning to Saratoga Race Course, she will try to repeat the feat today in the Diana, a 11⁄8-mile turf race for fillies and mares 3 and older. A win would make her the seventh horse to win the race in back-to-back years and eighth to win it twice since its inception in 1939....

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