A Louisiana-bred Tejano Run ridgling sold for $130,000 Monday to top the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling auction at Lone Star Park.
Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez added to their already insurmountable leads in the Saratoga Race Course standings Monday afternoon, winning five races, including the featured 16th running of the $214,000 Ballston Spa Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) with Ocean Drive.
The New York Racing Association will move up the 2005 Saratoga seat lottery to Oct. 31, 2004 in order to speed up the processing of seat requests.
Starlight Stable's Purge, the fourth-place finisher in Saturday's Travers Stakes (gr. I), came out of the race with a slight injury, but it is not expected to impact the colt's training.
Birdstone's 2 1/2-length win Saturday in the Travers (gr. I) at Saratoga, coupled with the colt's upset of Smarty Jones in the Belmont (gr. I), opens up the race for this year's 3-year-old championship, at least in the minds of some.
Returning to the scene of her greatest success, Lady Tak won Sunday's Ballerina Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, barely holding off My Trusty Cat by a head in the final strides.
Augustin Stable's Praise the Prince will be back on Thursday afternoon to defend his title in the New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I) for older horses at 2 3/8 miles over National Fences.
Live racing was cancelled Monday at Finger Lakes racetrack in Farmington, N. Y. due to weather conditions in the area over the past couple of days, according to a release from the track.
Residents of a tiny riverside community outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., are banding together to fight a proposed Thoroughbred racetrack.
Joe Who, a U.S. grade I turf winner and Brazilian champion miler, was represented by his first winner when daughter Joe's Sara won Aug. 29 at Assiniboia Downs.
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