Articles posted August 4, 2007

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Zanjero Takes West Virginia Derby By Nose

Zanjero Takes West Virginia Derby By Nose

Zanjero carried a six-race losing streak into the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. III), having last been to the winners circle in an allowance at Belmont Park in November. The 3-year-old colt outfought Bwana Bull in a heart-pounding finish to take the feature at Mountaineer Park Aug. 4.

Precious Kitten Top Cat in Mabee Handicap

Precious Kitten Top Cat in Mabee Handicap

Sarah and Kenneth Ramsey's odds-on choice Precious Kitten, a half-sister to turf champion Kitten's Joy, became a grade I winner for trainer Bobby Frankel when she came home impressively to win the $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap (gr. IT) for fillies and mares on the turf at Del Mar Saturday.

Colic Knocks Speedy Stormello Out of Haskell

Colic Knocks Speedy Stormello Out of Haskell

Sunday's $1-million Haskell Invitational Presented by Vonage (gr. I) lost one of its starters when California invader Stormello developed colic soon after arriving at Monmouth Park Friday night. The son of Stormy Atlantic was taken to Mid Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, N.J., about 70 miles away.

Stock Market Dip Not a Concern at Saratoga Sale

Stock Market Dip Not a Concern at Saratoga Sale

Despite the sharp decline realized in the stock market the last couple of weeks, horsemen readying for the Aug. 6-7 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale aren't particularly worried about its effects on purchasing at the auction at least for now.

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