Articles posted July 15, 2007

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Runaway Dancer Takes Bow in Sunset 'Cap

Runaway Dancer Takes Bow in Sunset 'Cap

Alex Solis said he wanted to kick himself after waiting too long to move Runaway Dancer in his last start, the Round Table Handicap. He didn't make the same mistake Sunday in winning the $150,400 Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the final day of the Hollywood Park spring/summer meeting.

Xchanger Finds Winning Formula in Barbaro

Xchanger Finds Winning Formula in Barbaro

Xchanger, who crumbled after setting the pace in the Preakness (gr. I) in his last start, atoned with a big effort while capturing the inaugural running of Delaware Park's $300,600 Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds on Sunday.

Unbridled Belle Chimes for Pletcher in Del 'Cap

Unbridled Belle Chimes for Pletcher in Del 'Cap

All of the betting favorites fell apart, leaving Team Valor's lightly regarded Unbridled Belle to pick up the pieces, and she drew off smartly under Ramon Dominguez to win the $1 million Delaware Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Delaware Park Sunday.

Pulpit Filly, More Than Ready Colt Highlight F-T Offerings

Horses attracting the attention of shoppers prior to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale in Lexington included a strapping filly from the A.P. Indy line that might remind you of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Rags to Riches and a More Than Ready colt that was described by one of his owners as a "spitting image" of his sire.

Split Samples Mistakenly Tossed in Kentucky

The state veterinarian for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority mistakenly tossed out two split samples from two horses that had tested over the approved limit for the approved bleeder medication Salix. Because of the mistake, the investigation into the overages has been dropped.

Reminder: Black-Type Minimum Increasing in 2008

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The North American members of the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers remind that the minimum purse value for North American black-type races will increase from $45,000 to $50,000 beginning Jan. 1, 2008.

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