Live Oak Plantation's Revved Up kicked into gear approaching the stretch and stormed past his rivals to win the $282,778 Niagara Breeders' Cup Handicap (Can-II) by 1 3/4 lengths on the Woodbine lawn Monday.
As southern Louisiana reaches the one week anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, rescue efforts continue on a large scale for horses affected by the storm and subsequent flooding.
Attendance dipped slightly and overall handle was also off for the 36-day season at Saratoga Race Course that ended Sept. 5.
Weather concerns that ranged from searing heat to torrential rains were a factor in declines in attendance and wagering as Ellis Park concluded its 41-day 2005 meet on Sept. 5.
Tracy Farmer's favored Sun King overcame his outside post in a 14-horse field to easily win the $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) under Rafael Bejarano.
Robert A. Alexander's favored Willow O Wisp led from start to finish to win the $400,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) on the lawn Monday in track-record time, earning his third straight graded stakes victory.
Claiborne Farm's pacesetting Laity shook loose from favored Dawn of Wars at the head of the stretch and rolled to an impressive 11 3/4-length win in the $200,000 Miller Lite Cradle for 2-year-olds at River Downs Monday.
Jockey Eddie Martin Jr. was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Ind., for medical examination after being unseated by his mount during Monday's eighth race at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky.
The American Farrier's Association has established a Farrier Relief Fund to help members with the recovery and rebuilding efforts that are to follow from Hurricane Katrina.
When Edgar Prado completed a successful meet at Belmont Park this July, he didn't take much time to reflect on the 85-win season. Less than six weeks after shifting his tack to Saratoga Race Course, he scored his final victory for the Saratoga season to take the riding title with 44 wins out of 231 starts.
Glencrest Farm's Honey Ryder enjoyed an ideal trip behind a slow early pace and held off rallying favorite Film Maker to score a neck victory in the $109,200 Glens Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on closing day Monday at Saratoga Race Course.
Amazing Buy went gate-to-wire under Harry Vega to win Monday's $100,000 Pennsylvania Oaks at Philadelphia Park after Private Gift was left standing behind the starting gate. Private Gift was declared a non-starter.
Robert M. Dubois' 4-year-old colt Bob's Proud Moment won the first stakes race of his career in taking the Miami Mile Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Calder Race Course turf Monday.
Arlington Million (gr. IT) champion Powerscourt, owned by Mrs. John Magnier, suffered a pulled muscle Sept. 3 and has been withdrawn from consideration for the Baileys Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) this Saturday at Leopardstown.
Juddmonte Farms' Three Valleys nosed out We All Love Aleyna in the $338,000 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf Sunday to record his first graded stakes victory in the United States.
The first pari-mutuel race on the new Polytrack at Turfway Park won't take place until Sept. 7, but the surface already has produced a stakes winner.
- By Tom LaMarra
More than 3 1/2 inches of rain had absolutely no impact on the new Polytrack at Turfway Park, which opens the evening of Sept. 7, but the impending change in race-day medication regulations for Thoroughbred racing in Kentucky is said to have put a dent in the opening-night entry box.
Grade II winner Globalize was represented by his first winner when his daughter, Princess Kinzie, won Sept. 4 at Del Mar.
The Hong Kong Breeders Club has purchased a 10% shareholding in six-time group I winner Rakti, who is set to retire to Huma Park Stud in Ireland for the 2006 breeding season.
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