Saratoga Notebook: Fetching for the family

Mark Casse was absent from the paddock to saddle Fetching in the sixth race Sunday at Saratoga Race Course as the trainer was glued to a TV monitor to watch 2-year-old Capture The Genie break her maiden at Gulfstream Park at 3:57 p.m. At 4:05, Casse doubled up on the day as Fetching scored in the 1 1/8-mile turf allowance.

Break Even stays perfect

About an hour before the horses entered the starting gate for the Coronation Cup Stakes Sunday at Saratoga, owner Richard Klein enjoyed time with friends outside Shake Shack near the paddock. Klein felt a tickling at the top of his head and reaching for its source, found a ladybug had landed on him.

Slap Shot

A hockey player referred to a football field at a racetrack.

Old and New

Alarm clocks buzzed, rang, blared and dinged early today in upstate New York, ushering in the earliest start to the Saratoga Race Course meeting in well over a century.